reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is big on citrus with some light toasted grains. Taste is a bold grapefruit hop bitterness with some malty and fruity sweetness underneath. There is some toasted notes as well. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation leaving a pleasing sensation on the palate. Very satisfying brew.
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Non esaltantissima al naso ma uníottima Black IPA che ha un finale bello amaro. Solite note caffettose e tostate. Buon corpo. Fondo amaro, non certo da compromesso, sono andati giý abbastanza spiani e quindi lo sbilanciamento finale un pochino cíŤ. Tutto sommato ottima se piace lo stile.
redrover (2) - Milan, ITALY - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk at Rievoca Beershop (Vimodrone, Milan, Italy) on tap and available also in bottle.
Obviously very black, whit a brown-beige quite persistant head.
Nose is very fruity, with some grass and herb from the pacific hops.
Once in your mouth it taste very bitter with a nice corrispondance between nose and mouth. Again a lot of fruit with some herbal and grass tastes in the end.
Low abv and -quite- low carbonation make it so drinkable even if the biterness is very high.
Surely to try if you love hops and bitterness.
BRW (964) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Grass, hops, roasted and coffee aroma. Bitter, grass, roasted, coffee and chocolate taste. Medium body.
Aresh (20) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice fruity aroma, sadly though the taste is not nearly as good and somewhat empty bitter.
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,66L bottle, BB 30.03.2015. Pours dark brown-black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, and hops. Taste is roast, coffee bitter, pine with some sour notes. Finish is intense roast bitter. Overall: very nice brew.
SilverfoX (216) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful floral hoppy aroma, massively thick black body with tight white head, A big sweet floral then bitter aftertaste, full bodied and slightly fizzy. very, very good.
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, brown head. Nose is hops, citrus, cocoa powder, roast, malt. Flavor is roast, malt, some chocolate hints, assertive roasty-hoppy bitterness in the finish. Simplistic and roasty, light palate.
leebotton (185) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly fruity aroma with a hint of burnt toast. Opaque deep brown with a lingering off-white head. Dark slightly smoky stonefruity flavours with a carbon linger at the back of the tongue. Very subtle reminsicsnce of wet flannel, but thatís ok and might just be me.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In The Macc, Macclesfield. Very dark brown with a medium off white to tan head. Aroma has hops, grassy piney stuff, roasted malts. Flavour has quite a bitter finish. Decent is my thorough appraisal.
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: black, clear with a medium sized and rather quickly dropping light tan head that leaves great lacing on the glass.
Aroma: very hoppy, resinous, citrus, with a little bit of roastiness. Notes of caramel and coffee are in the back, very subtle.
Taste: tastes almost like a regular IPA at first. Itís pretty hoppy, citrusy, thereís pine, resin, some sweet notes and then comes the roastiness. So this is basically how a beer in this style shoud taste. In many Black IPAs the roastiness is too big, here itís on almost perfect level. Medium to high, long lasting bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium to soft carbonation.
Overall: I really enjoyed this one. Itís a light, highly drinkable beer with great hoppy aroma, nice, almost pure IPA-ish taste with just a hint of roastiness. This one is one of the best beers in this style that Iíve ever had. Highly recommended!