Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a nice tanned head. Malty, coffee, licorice and dark chocolate aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate, licorice flavour, smooth and sweetish - a nice one :-)
maneliquor (1704) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beverage Company Shoreditch. Pours black with a big, lightly tanned head which sticks around leaving great lacing. Very roasty and cocoa driven nose. Light espresso coming through. Taste is heavy roast and a half and half combo of coffee and chocolate. Very mocha like. Dry on the palate. Some spritzy carbonation. Not bad. Very good for the style
viktorvee (163) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Very strong tasting - sugar, chocolate, hops, treacle, coffee, it’s all in there. Almost like a black IPA, with a thick rich stout finish. Some excellent juicy green notes under the black. An excellent sipper. Medium carbonation and mouth-feel.
lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bread and hops. Flavour of strong roasted malts, salty licorice, chocolate cake, bread and hops. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, chocolate, salty finish. Great stuff.
Idiosynkrasie (1980) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Fruity hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, passionfruit, some citrus, hints of orange, underlying chocolately dark malty notes. Taste is minimally to moderately sweet dark malty, dark chocolate, fruity hoppy overtones, some orange. Moderately sticky palate, fairly lasting finish.
olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 16.07.2013.
Pours dark brown color with a large, frothy beige head. Aroma is quite dry and ashy with some milky chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits, some faint honey notes too. Velvety palate with a dark roasted malty flavor, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder and caramel. Mild coffee on the background too. Full-bodied with a long somewhat burnt, chocolaty finish. Very good.
thomat (1590) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haket. Dark brown with a small brown head. Roasted with fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and bitterness. Medium to full body with a nice bitter finish.
DanielBrown (3220) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. I should have bought and tried this ages; but I’m useless. It is supremely good. Wowee.Not sure what makes this NOT a Black IPA, but that shows what I know - which is nowt. This has perked me up somewhat cos otherwise am not feeling it tonight. Hey perhaps I can turn into a person who advertises their borderlines depression via Twitter - would that be entertaining? Not sure.
tiong (2297) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
BBE 16.7.2013 - Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty with notes of salty licorice, cocoa, coffee and hints of dark chocolate. Finish is sweetish, roasty and salty with some licorice and dark chocolate notes. Nice, quite balanced and tasty salty stout.
ration (1669) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
090313. Bottle at home. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee. Dry oily palate. Full bodied. Not Bad.