Tooch4321 (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich, dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Nose is roast, some coffee and nice punch of hops. Flavors of bakers chocolate, coffee and super juicy, citrusy hops that’s a very nice blend together. I’m a big fan and is the perfect marriage of stout and hops.
Sammy (8665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black ale, big roast, not that much of the hops except in a bitter finish. Good taste and decent drinkability. I get this kind of thing in trades.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from chickeni3reast. Black pour with a lasting dark brown head. Aroma was in your face hops with some roasty coffee notes in the background. Flavors were also quite hop forward, lots of citrus mixed with bitter malts. Nice creamy palate with perfect carbonation. Finish is bittersweet with a lots of hops that linger for days. A really good hoppy black ale if you're into that kind of thing.
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with Z on skype..... pours a dark black color with a rapidly dissipating java head. Nose is fruity, bitter sweet and malty. Taste is more bitter and hoppy, with a black bitter licorice flavor. Finish is bitter sweet, and moderately long. Have to agree with the above assessment Black IPA or stout ? quaff score 7 / 10
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head and aroma of pine and roasted malt. Taste is of pine, hops, roasted malt, and chocolate with a sweet, bitter finish. A solid hoppy stout
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The No Creepy Country Ticks Tasting, courtesy of me, thnx to Themicuda1971 for sending me this. Pours a blackish, dark brown beer with the aroma of coffee, licorice, big roasted characters and red fruits. Flavor has some smokey touches to it, very malty and sugary. Quite sweet overall flavor with a light sweet, medium long aftertaste. Nice one!
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ The Hague Tasting, small sample. Notes are getting less and less. Bit fruity, malty. Ok stuff.
JulienHuxley (3131) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at THT March edition. Dark, black pour with thin creamy moka foam. Aroma is really fruity, pear, peach, berries, very light roastiness. Strange fruitiness, like a mix from all sources, tropical fruit hoppy aromas + alcohol and malty fruitiness combined. Taste is sweet, fruity, a bit cloying. Really lacks roastiness and bitterness for balance. Still not bad.
dEnk (3806) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big hops, some roast, fruity red notes. Flavour is subtle red fruits, faint hops, some caramel. Meh.
deanso (5266) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl bottle sample @THT. Courtesy of and shared with Mrhangover.
Thin tan head. Fruity aroma. Clear black pour. Pretty nice.
sic1314 (3295) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a beige froth. Aroma of vinous fruit, coffee grinds and ashtray. Medium body, lively, flavour is much as the aroma, less bitter than expected.