jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark black with almost no head. Aroma is coffee and dark malt with some molasses bitter. Taste is the same, with perhaps a hop bitterness. If not for the description as a black IPA I may have missed the hop because it is very subtle. Feels like it has a nice amount of carbonation, but overpowered by a lingering sickly sweetness that makes this hard to drink.
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black pour. Aroma of malt, hop, nuts and roast. Taste of roasted malt, mandarine hop, coffee and passion fruit. Very balanced and very tasty.
tfontana (83) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is mostly hops and yeast with mild maltiness. Appearance is beautiful, clear, dark dark reddish brown, with 1 finger height beige head, with nice persistent lacing. Taste is more bitter than sweet but is a good balance of both--hoppiness initially and more malty in the long finish. Palate is thick medium-full bodied creamy feel with just about perfect carbonation--maybe a bit to the high side initially, but mellows with time. Overall, nice complexity from the nose to the taste with nice appearance and palate.
androman (826) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle at home from de Molen, Bodegraven. Body is dark brown, head is very small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is light citrus, flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, candy sweet, medium roasted malt, berry, spices, light vegetables. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting fruity, happy, roasty bittersweet, quite hoppy, light alcohol. Full body, dry and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Easy, tasty dessert beer, very complex aroma.
Stuu666 (5889) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, fruity pine, taste is dry roasted, juicy fruit, bitter.
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thick beige head.
Aroma of black tea, blackberry...
Taste is sweet coffee, bark, chocolate malt...
Mild, grapefruit/piney hops.
Yorker (1492) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, herbs, liquorice, and grapefruit - with a slightly bitter finish.
spacecube (1230) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle, pours black with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty malt, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Nice hoppiness. Balanced nicely. Finish is dry and citrussy. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Carbonation average. Nice and easy to drink for the abv. Tasty stuff!
OsuStu (108) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Black, tinged brown with a khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, pine, coffee, blackberries, slightly astringent. Chocolatey, alcohol throughout, berries, pine, roasty notes. Astringent finish.
venom666 (533) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black color with a beige quick dissipating head. Aroma is more in the stout side, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso, but has a slightly piny a citrusy hints. Taste is sweet, with espresso, choclate and some caramel, but also fruity and citrus hops. Bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while. Very good Black IPA, but I expected a much more hoppy presence.
jksipa (489) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep crimson with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is toffee and dark fruit with a backing of chocolate and citrus. Light sweet start with a medium light bitterness following, Not as expressive as I was expecting. Medium mouth with soft carbonation. Maybe I was expecting too much but this was just average.