armando629 (2448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as hell, residual-froathy tan-beige head. Hoppy, citrussy aroma, resin and some grapefruit combined with a roasted character, licorice. Roasted character in the flavor, citrus and licorice taste, light resiny-grassy hop
Chudwick (2441) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle (best by 8/13/14) into Le Duvel - nose is slight roast, grass, caramel, and lemon. Crisp and refreshing on the front end, yet bold and full of roasted coffee on the back end. A truly marvelous style that has been done right with a label worthy of a Struise. All kinds of bitterness (dark chocolate and hoppy) with inferior sweetness. On a side note, rating beers styles you like from breweries you like whilst on a philosophical reevaluating quest makes for inflated ratings.
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted cereal for the malt, pine and resin for the hops, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of wood and charcoal. Head is small, fizzy, lightly brown with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation. A really nice Black IPA with great balance between malt and hops.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask ta GBBF. Black body offwhite head. Lots of berries and piney hops in aroma. Slight roastiness too. Quite nice black IPA. Easy for one, I think.
evergreen0199 (2393) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hoppy, some bitterness. Not bad.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, brown-black with a 1 to 2-finger tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, grapefruit, toffee and floral hops. Lots of malt and roastiness with plenty of blended in such that the individual hop aromas tend to blend together.
Taste of roasted malt, pine, chocolate, coffee, toffee and grapefruit. Lots roastiness and malt balanced by strong hop flavors.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2380) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
acrid black ash with hardly dicernable licorice, coffee and cocoa. some sweetness and A bit of grapefruit hop.
Niko100 (2242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, pine hops, citrus, & light chocolate notes; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, light dark chocolate, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Good.
Slipstream (2229) - USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Ginger Man. Roasty, acidic, and dry overall. Pretty aromatic. Black IPA is not my favorite style, but this is solid - and it is a tribute to the brewer who is credited with making the first batch of the stuff, apparently in response to being served divorce papers.
TheJester (2176) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Looks right. Aroma and flavour are relatively mild. Leans more tonthe black than the IPA. Good, though. Chocolatey.