Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pint glass at home. Jet black pour with a mocha looking head. Head gone in about 45 seconds but some rim left. Some lacing as well. Aroma is a serious roasted malt, mocha, coffee, and pine resin. The taste was very hoppy with fresh pine, bitterness that can either be a hop or like coffee grounds, hint of caramel, roasted malts and prunes. Its a little rough on the palate (although I burnt my tongue on a funnel cake earlier so maybe it’s just me. LOL) But it was very bitter and almost unpleasant on the palate. Finish is tasty and bitter. Overall it was pretty good.
dmac (4728) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Seaside beerfest. Poured a solid pitch black with a creamy dark beige head. Aroma of burnt malts, dark black toast, burnt dark chocolate, roasted grapefruit. Flavor of burnt toast, burnt grapefruit and a lighter cutrusy sweet ending. Medium to fuller body, chalky mouthfeel with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. This is really nice.
veceo (866) - CROATIA - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown color, big brownish head. Solid anount of lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, oranges, roasted malt and caramel. Taste of citrus, oranges, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel. Light coffee notes in finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Excellent, easy going BIPA.
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Sebilinz (1112) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and some dried fruits in the background. Taste is nearly the same but with a little bit more fruits. Aftertaste is bitter with some roasted malts. Nice one.
patricks110 (2113) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More like a mildly hoppy porter. Light bitterness but tons of heavy, dark malt notes. A bit of cocoa, espresso and mild roasted bitterness. Pure black, opaque with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rich and roasted. Nice brew but not quite a black ipa
joejames (364) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours reddish-black. Two finger tan head, some lace and retention. Aroma of roasted malt and herbs. Taste is very well balanced sweet malts and citrusy hop bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes long and bitter. Tasting notes of roast, dark chocolate, mango, smoke and resin. Very good example of the style.
azzie (501) - - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l. Dark brown liquid with big beige steady head. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Smell of citruses and herbs. Sweet dark sugar taste with herbs bitterness and a hint of grapefruit. Long cocoa finish. Very good.
Iphonephan (4610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shated at home. Pours a clear cola black with a tan head. Citrus nose. Flavors of herbs with bitter grapefruit rind. Bitter finish.
hrabren (247) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33 bottle from Pivoteka, thanks to Višnja. Pours dark brown, almost black with reddish brown tint, lasting beige head. Floral aroma, roasted malts, red fruits, dried plums. Smoky taste, bitter, dried fruits kick in the finish. Lasting bitterness, full body. A classic example.
HammerTroll (848) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and hops. Sharp bitter kick, missing the roastiness, but good enough, long bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fina BIPA. //stellabeer2go
alobar (3122) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt flavor with hint of hop bitterness at the back end. Very nice beer.