TheStillMan (2) - Wellington, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours well with ruby black hues and generous head. Aroma sweetish toffee, palate dark treacle, hops not bold enough to qualify for IPA status, so maybe not well named. Drinks nicely. Maybe too much time spent making it black rather than a Black IPA
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
#21 - pours dark brown, thick tan head, good lacing. Smells of citrus, dates, chocolate, coffee. Taste is more on the malt side, the hop coming through as a bitter effect. A little sweet. Chocolate and sour coffee. More like a porter, but slight bitter finish. Just OK.
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AndySnow (6774) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: Basque, Göteborg.
Appearance: Dark brow, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, citrus.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Basque, Göteborg. Very deep amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, caramel, hoppy, grassy, hay notes, some citrus, some cocoa powder. Hoppy toasted flavor, fruity, citrus, grapes, metallic notes. Hoppy roasted finish with cocoa powder, citrus and some grapes.
Nisse666 (6301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Basque cons 2014-03-21 Göteborg
AR: citrus perfume,
AP: pitch black, high frothy lively sand brown head
F: fizz, wee roasted malt, fairly bitter, tropical fruity hoppiness
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Basque, Gothenburg. Near black, huge lively head. Licorice aroma. Mid sweet, spritzy mouthfeel. Ash and chocolate. Coffee and medicin. Aggressive. Salty, resiny finish.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin, off white creamy head and an opaque black body. Nose of sour malt with a bitter hop front. Strangely over-carbonated and fruity. Deep roastineas trough the finish but thin across the palate. Very average.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 21. Pours Very Dark Brown, tan head. Nose is chocolate, pine, roast, citrus. Flavour is chocolate, citrus, quite a lot of black patent malt, makes it taste ashy on the finish, almost acrid.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with just a little light coming through, large tan head that leaves some good lace. Aroma is pine, citrus, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavour is pine, roasted malts, light citrus, medium bitterness, and chocolate.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #847 - December 21, 2013 - Beer 21 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Pours a cinematic black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and floral piney hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well and is beyond refreshing. Unreal.