JulienHuxley (3892) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting. Black pour with reddish tint. Aroma is boozy and fruity, a bit solventy actually, really roasty. Taste is super sweet, boozy, rhum soaked fruits, acrid roastiness. Palate is rich and boozy with medium carbonation. Not my type of IS at all, way too sweet and fruity.
Habanero (3015) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a medium sized, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, grapefruit, piney notes and coffee. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, bitter and with alcohol. Full to medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft carbonation. A great Black IPA.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some earth / woodiness, and dark fruits. Alcohol hidden with a smooth body. Softer but I enjoyed it.
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @Het Oude Schooltje. Pours black with light brown foam. Aroma is dark malt, light bitterness, little alcoholic. Taste is roasted malts, bit sweet.
ElManana (835) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown pour, off-white head. Aroma is roasty, citrus hops and tobacco. Flavor is quite bitter hops, somewhat roasted. Quite nice.
markextrae (1599) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured a dark brown to black colour with a small beige head. chocolate, roasted malts, small stable hop bitterness, some sweet caramel, coffee, bitter aftertaste,
SimonBeer (110) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 (Drinking date: 20 February 2014) (Black Damnation Eight. Vintage 2012, alc. 12%.) Pitchblack colour, no light comes through it. Very small layer of creamy beige foam. Lovely sweet aroma of alcohol, vanilla, coffee, ripe dark fruits (figs and plums) and milk chocolate. I expected the aroma to be a bit more powerfull, that would have been better. The taste is exactly what I love: sweet and bitter, the aftertaste is coffee. The beer starts sweet, with a sweetness of sugar, ripe dark fruits and alcohol. Then the bitterness of coffee and pure chocolate comes through, you really taste coffee. The beer leaves a coffee-bitter taste in your mouth. The mouthfeel is perfect. Flat to medium carbonation, and really lovely thick in the mouth. The beer is really ?warm? in the mouth and throath, which stays for a time. The alcohol causes that. So overall, I am really enjoying this beer. Unfortunately this beer was 25 euro for a bottle of 0,75 litres, otherwise I bought a hundred bottles. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. With a bit more powerfull aroma this beer would have been perfect. But now, it?s close to perfection. That?s why it gets the total score of 4.6!
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBWG GT. Poured a dark black of medium density with a tiny bubbly beige head. Aroma/flavor of dark toast, citrus hops, burnt ornages, roast malts, barrel, burnt dark chocolate. Body was thinner for the high ABV which led to some heat. Okay but expected more.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting, I believe by jtclockwork- thanks again! Pours a deep, inky brown with no head. Plenty of rich, roasty malt notes, with dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, tobacco, dates, figs, and some earthy hops. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. "Black IPA" is a bit of a stretch, since this one is massive and barrel-forward.
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Grand Tasting Asheville ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks jtclockwork for the share. Pours a clear deep cola. Good foam. Nose is anesthetic, camphor, caramel filled chocolate, acetone. Taste is thin, sweet candy, TWIX/caramel filled chocolate bar. Tart, thinner body. Odd.