jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with nice small mocha head. Burning pipe tobacco, charcoal, maybe a little skunk and some faint citrus offer an aroma that is original if not appealing. Body is fairly thin in first instance, it gathers some steam but is ultimately disappointing. Flavours are muddled and oppressed by a really repugnant growing roasted-malt (primarily coffee) bitterness which carries to the finish. Yuk, this really isn’t for me.
Mjp12 (765) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Think I would have liked this slightly colder. Thick mouthfeel, with a variety of hops
Swaroga (1757) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black color with big head. Aroma has a strong coffee, ashtray, citrus zest, pine and resins. Strong carbonation but creamy mouth feel. The beer is dry and bitter with a long dry coffee and pine aftertaste. Strong carbonation is tiring. Not a bad beer but on the end a bit too much overwhelming. Cask should be better.
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: black beer.
NOSE: little hoppy, chocolate.
TASTE: little hoppy, chocolate, coffee.
_angst_ (3545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ BBB. Pours hazy black with a big frothy mocha head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace in the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, rye bread, grapefruit juice, mango, cocoa powder, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil, sweet liquorice candy and lemon peal. Taste is bitter, herbal and earthy. Mouthfeel is heavy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, grapefruit juice, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil and lemon peal. Bit rough...
rlgk (13379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and hop aroma, licorice, leather, cocoa, citrus notes, some hay. Roasted cocoa and chocolate flavor, hoppy, leather, earthy notes, grassy, spicy notes, floral, some dark chocolate. Full bodied and fresh black IPA.
mzaar (2050) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska@ Cerveceria Arte&Sana, Malaga. Svart vätska med ett inbjudande moccafärgat skum. Rostad malt, mörk choklad, lakrits och citrus i doften. Smakinslag av kaffe, rostad malt, lakrits och citrus. Fin humlighet i både doft och smak. Medelbeska.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
24/V/15 - 33cl bottle @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-726) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown beer, huge aery fluffy beige head, unstable, falls down quickly. Aroma: very hoppy, exotic fruits, piny, resinous. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: hoppy, citrus, piny, exotic fruits, little roasted, some mocha. Aftertaste: bitter, dry, citrus, resinous and piny notes. Lovely Black IPA
IPAholic (72) - Prague 8, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at Mikkeller pub. very dark, black color with nice long lasting head. deep, roasted, bit dusty/ cellary aroma. Balanced taste. light bitterness in after flavor.
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at le sur mesure in Nantes.pitch black color with a small white head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Roasted and fruity aroma. Very strong and lasting bitterness. Maybe a bit too much but very nice
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml from Beer Gonzo. Very deep mahogany collared with cappuccino. Aroma roasted, lactic, slightly dung-speckled and rustic with coffee and burnt floral hop lurking beneath. Soapy and floral flavour with ash, bitter black coffee and burnt puffed rice. More stout than IPA. Good but nowt special.