Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy deep brown, almost black, thin beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, coffee and bitter chocolate there, with some nice hops in the finish, resiny and citrusy. By far not as hoppy as expected, more stout-like.
esox (1069) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pitch black beer with thin creamy tan head. Intense aroma mixes fresh piney and floral hops with heavily roasted, almost smoky and salty licoricy malts and a hint of dried fruits (dates). Malty flavor for light ale like this, some dark caramel, biscuits and mellow tarry/ashy roast in the finish. Slight, dark fruitiness the yeast. Bitterness is piney with lingering resinous bite. Very well balanced. Light to medium body, frothy texture. Great beer.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (4,7% ABV). A hazy dark brown to black beer, with a large, frothy, fully lasting, light brown head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, lemon), with a note of exotic fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness. A damn tasty and drinkable black IPA. Intensely hoppy and roast, it gains after each sip and as it warms. Moor confirms its high quality standards.
danlo (1166) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle. Black-brown colour, beige foamy head leaving lots of lacing and citrusy, hoppy aroma. Taste is roast malt, coffee, with some grapefruity citrus earthy bitterness. Tangy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted & hoppy bitter finish. Very drinkable.
SlackerMads (1613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Close to black with a medium sized light brown good lacing head. Citrus, pine, flowery, light marywanna, light chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and medium bitter. Long light dry hoppy finish. Lots of action for low abv.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to SlackerMads during the IoW Jolly. It pours darkest ruby with a medium beige head. The nose is rich, juicy, roasted malt, orange peel, sherbet, tobacco and dark chocolate. The taste is rich, roasted malt, pepper, good deal of bitterness, dark chocolate, wood, coffee and some acidity with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather well-rounded and supremely drinkable. Great low abv black IPA action.
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Sarpa (888) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Black Lion. Pours black with a beige head. Pine hops, fruits, roasted malts in the aroma. Malty, even slightly salty flavor with a lot of tropical fruits hops.
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 un’ottima Black IPA che ha un finale bello amaro. Solite note caffettose e tostate. Buon corpo. Fondo amaro, non certo da compromesso, sono andati giù abbastanza spiani e quindi lo sbilanciamento finale un pochino c’è. 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 (1008) - 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.