Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted aroma. Creamy palate. Finish is roasted malty .
jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ The Westow House. Deep brown small head. Nose is pain au chocolate, singed grass. Tate is herbal hop, some pine, roasted malt. Lemony hop bitterness on the finish. Quite solid.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Westow House. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toasty sugars, dark fruit, rye bread, citrus and sherbet. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, charcoal, pine, berry, light treacle and decent bitterness with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome and well balanced.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz growler from Spirits Berkley drank about 6 hours after purchase. Poured a good looking medium density black body under a foamy light beige head. Aroma is big time roasted chocolate malts, well done toast, citrus fruits (orange and grapefruit), Tootsie Roll. Medium to fuller bodied that turns fuller and creamy towards the end of the swallow, softer carbonation that adds to the creaminess and a lingering almost harsh bitter kick on the back end. Flavor is different but just as good as the aroma. Notes of earth, citrus rind, medium toast, bakers chocolate, green plant leafs. Good Black IPA here.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass at Hop Cat on 3/29/13. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty and roasty nose with grassy and earthy hop notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a big hop finish.
evergreen0199 (1748) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A black coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Vague roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, slight coffee, slightly hoppy. Pretty good but could do with something more.
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Draught at the black sheep in Dublin. Pours dark brown, foamy off white head. Dark malt, chocolate, raisins and resin bitterness in the aroma. Big flavours - roasted malt, coffee, a little grain and a big bang of hops. Silky smooth mouthfeel, soft, tight carbonation. Big, robust body. Finish is long and complex, with more roast malt and a little liquorice bitterness. Quite bitter. Very nice. N
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Hungry Monk. Pours a deep brown with an off-white, uneven craggy head. Heavy roasty nose with rye and burnt toast. Dry roasted malt forward and very hoppy back. Solid black IPA.
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earth black body, light tan head that tilts away from the rim on each sip and thus lasts with a thin bubbly cover to conclusion. Grainy chocolate on the nose, not much else. Chocolate vibe grasps quickly and firmly, assisted by a smooth filmlike mouthfeel and a cooling malt backbone. Empty mouthwash bottle finish, peculiar in every sense, with more shovels of tight pack malt on the linger. Decent enough but I’m completely missing the IPA element, this is more like an unroasty Dunkel.
Keg, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stagshead Sierra night. Pours dark brown with one finger head that dissipates. Nice nose of coffee grinds. Tastes of coffee, pine, orange peel, sarsaparilla, and dark chocolate. Nice carbonation and body. Have had black ipa in a bit and this is nice one