CapFlu (4785) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside for $5.95. Pours a thin, frothy beige head atop a black body. Great yeasty and strong hop bitterness. Flavour Is nicely smooth, mildly chocolate with potent PNW hoppy front. Not terribly Belgian but one of the better non-IPAs from Phillips. Really enjoyable and quaffable.
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kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Ori. Black with a beige head. hoppy, a little nutty with some iodine in the nose. bitter, dry and hoppy taste. Medium-to-full body, bitter finish. Good.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Ory. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly stale, slightly soapy. Flavor of roast and slightly stale citric and piney hops, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
MunBro (810) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel aged edition from their 2014 snowcase. Really nice earthy and malty tones with a woody flavour on top of the phillips citrusy goodness.
BeerGolem (752) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650 ml. Pours dark brown with thick frothy beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma features an interesting mix of hops, Belgian yeast and spices, Taste is on par. Full bodied beer. Really good black IPA.
RichardW (1739) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jasper wine cellar & liquor store. Light yeasty aroma; with mango and pineapple notes. Very different to other BIPAs I’ve had. Light body, subtle roast with a semi sweet finish. Would have liked a bit more oomph to it!
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13/VI/14 - 65cl bottle from a trade @ Klaas’ place, Gentse Biervereniging, Bier van de Maand, blind tasting - BB: 12/VII/14 (2014-630) Thanks to McBerko for the trade!
Clear red to purple brown beer, huge creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: chlorine, bit soapy, peaches and apricots, lots of apricots! MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very hoppy, lots of coffee, bitter hops, bit chemical, fruity, lots of apricots. Aftertaste: bitter, coffee, bit sourish, very fruity, fresh and dried apricots, bitter hops, dry bitter ending. Very decent beer, still too much to the black and not enough to the ipa side for my liking.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014.06 - ’bier van de maand’-proeverij ten huize Klaas - wordt bij deze afgevinkt - lekkere geur, perzik, koffie - zacht van smaak
AgentAle (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is that of dark malts, clove and yeast. Taste is a roasty maltiness that is paired with a very pronounced bitterness that lingers until finish. Body is black with a bubbly pearl head that retains well.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty close to black and with a lot of head. Aroma has lots of piney hop and some vague yeasty phenols in the background. Very fruity like chocolate covered oranges, lots of bitterness, dry finish, with a hint of alcohol late. Phenols are very subtle. Nice brew.
UXO (822) - CANADA - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with just a hint of cola brown at the edge, two fingers of persistent tan head and moderate lacing. Nose is piney hops, roasted malt, Belgian yeast. Taste follows suit, with citrusy and earthy hops leading the way, and chocolate malt following. More medium than full-bodied, surprisingly light for such a dark beer, and smooth, with a dry bitter finish.