Hansen (5982) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma, notes of rubber, citrus and herbs. Sweet starting flavor, heavy bitter finish. Dry texture.
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, citrus. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, pine, citrus, coffee. Medium to full body. OK/Nice beer.
BelgianBeerGal (2875) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at South Park Tavern for a "working lunch." No idea what I was ordering but it was immediately apparent that this was a Black IPA which tells you it fit the style. Nice sweet hops with a bitter bite and good malt balance. Well done.
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Chocolate notes. Creamy palate.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Utobeer, drunk at home. Now Iím not a fan of a lot of black IPAs as they are too much of everything and lack balance. Rogue I like for their big uncompromising style. So will I like a big black ipa from Rogue? Deep red ruby colour with a thick lasting beige head. I love these size of bottles. Really lovely to hold and pour and Iíve always liked the artwork. Typical big sweet hoppy Rogue aroma. Not as roasty as some of the black ipas. Certainly some roast. Quite a dry beer actually. Good hoppy dark ale where the malts are the most dominant feature I think. Good milk chocolate flavour. Decent lasting bitterness. Still that odd 2 row malt aroma of empty toffee that Iím not keen on. I like the fact that they havenít tried to do too much on this, not thrown the kitchen sink at it. Yes, a tasty beer.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DoG Street Pub. Far from black, this is more copper in color. Strong hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, caramel and soft malt. Taste is big floral hops, caramel, citrus notes, earthy hops, sweet malt notes and toasted grains. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more floral hops, citrus, toasted grains, roasted malt, caramel and pine. Tasty!
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown appearance with a large beige head and good lacing. Aroma of fruity, piney hops overshadow the toasty malts. Very smooth flavor, despite the relatively high IBUís, at least once past the lips. Then in the aftertaste, the long list of hops give it more definition. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish.
dfearnley (582) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pils glass
Spicy, straight up hoppiness with the requisite grapefruit. Deep but clear reddish amber, perhaps with a slight cloudiness. Thin splotchy tan head with bountiful lacing. Medium bodied, but a bit thin and creamy.
Balazs (686) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,65 l bottle, share with friends.
Poured deep brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of some overriped fruits, light cocoa, vegetasbles, herbs. Bitter character with cocoa and grapewfruit, orange peel, some resin.
Benzai (5839) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Deep dark red color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell malts, slightly roasty, lightly coffee, hops. Taste malts, roastyness, hops, bitter. Lovely beer.