Yorker (842) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, and pine. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a bitter finish.
jonnyguns (649) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle from Celebrations Carlisle. Pours a jet black with a tanned head that holds slightly. Lacing clings around the glass. Aromas up front of pine hops! Chocolate powder, roasted coffee and vanilla in there as well. This smells amazing. The taste is upfront a chewy pine hop bitterness backed by a strong dark chocolate presence. Roasted coffee malts, nuts and caramel come through as well. Bit of pepper comes about as it warms too. Dry chewy pine/chocolate bitterness clings to the palate. More dry black pepper coming through. Just has me crawling back to the glass for more. I do believe this one lives up to the hype considering how far its traveled to get to Australia in this condition. Top shelf black ipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UncleKorm (471) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a medium creamy light brown long-lasting head and some sticky lacing. Big aromas of floral hop and roasted cereal. Initial flavor is a moderate sweet w/ a heavy bitter of long duration. Tastes are grapefruit, spruce, roast, rye, caramel, leather, nutty, and cereal. Medium to Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture, and a light warmth in the finish.
Dan269605 (136) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense dark brown, nearly black pour, allowing no light to go through. Minimal wispy beige head. Huge aroma of spice, piney hops, roasted malts, baker’s chocolate, espresso. Flavor is intense bitterness upfront with roasted and spiced malts in the middle, dark chocolate in the finish. Not for the faint of heart, but quite amazing.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is amazing very sweet with a nice hop overtone. Subtle roasted flavor sets this beer off.
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thnx to Bytemesis. This pours a pitch black beer with a nice, semi big, tanned head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, piney hops and some roast. Flavour is spicy, bitter, hoppy and very rich on the palate. Very nice to sip and enjoy carefully. Great brew!
Osprey87 (915) - London via, WALES - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Cold bottle from Brewdog. BB Sep 2013. Black, small tan head. Up front there is resin, grapefruit, some coffee detectable. Finish is chocolatey. I don’t have much to say about it because there isn’t much complexity, but it is a nice black IPA. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness.
Inbreak (1065) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24.07.2013, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC "best-before-last-summer-tasting" :
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is dark malts, hop pellets, wet leafs, pine needles, burnt caramel, almonds, butterscotch, rubber. Taste is slightly sweet hoppy, dark malts, hops, pine needles, rubber, grass, licorice, wet leafs, cellar. Longlasting mild bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
beastmaster (155) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee, coffee, caramel and malty aroma. Rusty brown and thin in body. Delicious dessert
BMMillsy (960) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with no head from the bottle. Aroma of sweet roasty malt, pine hops and sweet candy. Flavor is smokey malt and some pine hop bitter. Lots of smoke for a non smoked beer. Medium mouthfeel with more than adequate carbonation. Solid beer, but I’m not sure it belongs with the likes of Wookey.