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.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is excellent with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The flavor has a nice bitterness to it balancing nicely. It's very smooth and quite refreshing.
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jjsint (1665) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Mill, Cambridge. Very dark brown, threatens to be black but never quite makes it. Slightly sour smell with blackberry, vanilla, quinoa, lemon curd all vying for attention. Balanced bittersweet and slightly sour taste, with hints of salt liquorice, black pepper and soy sauce in the finish. On another night I may rate this lower, as the complexity seems to muddle the overall impression. But tonight it seems right to have a beer that makes me think.
fombe89 (1130) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 03/09/2015
Color negro, espuma beige, aroma herval, sabor maltoso, final seco.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice pine aroma, bit of cream too. Light roastiness too. Taste is great. Quite subtle. Chocolate, light coffee, then citrus fruitiness. Bit funky maybe. Creamy, very nice. Subdued in its deliciousness. Further down hop hit has gone, just lovely maltiness.
melush (1611) - SPAIN - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Hops, roasted malts, chocolate / Lupulo, malta tostada, chocolate.
Mjp12 (976) - 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 (1827) - 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 (2818) - 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_ (3850) - 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 (15334) - 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.