tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Thanks, Corey! Black center, some deep brown around the edges, topped with a light, leathery tan head that transcends quickly to a foamy collar. Aroma has notes of light roast, chocolate, pine needles, some dank hop oils, mild bitter citrus peels, & some spicy, ashy hop notes in the back-end. Taste is more malt heavy & actually has a fairly apparent sweetness up front... burnt caramel, mild roast & char, a hint of sweet chocolate. Mid-palate, things switch from malty to hoppy; bitter grapefruit pith & orange zest, sticky pines, & floral bitterness, leading into a lasting finish full of both hoppy notes & slick, toasted malt sugars. Would never guess this one was nearly 10% ABV... Very enjoyable black IPA, a style that can be very hit or miss. This one’s a little sweeter than most, certainly not a bad thing.
rouhlas (107) - GREECE - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Copenhagen, CBC 2014. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate, light hoppy. Taste is light sweet, roasted, coffee and hoppy bitter. Medium body, oily with soft carbonation.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown with a small reviving light beige head, good retention and lacing. sweet resinous chocolate, tropical melons, lightly sweet roasted maltiness, citrus, raisiny fruitiness, dry molasses, dust, touch of ashes. average carbonation, medium body - oily and quite thick, sweetish tropical-citrusy finish. much appreciated, as opposed to my buddies. oh well.
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had several other Blakkrs, so I’m glad I finally got to try this one as well. Thanks, Corey, for bringing it to DC! Draft at Churchkey. Black color, huge brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine forest. Taste is roasty pine. Very tasty.
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can, drunk in a stout glass. Hop and chocolate aroma, nut brown head. Crisp Carmel taste
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low-medium beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, citrus, roasted malt. Taste is of sugar, pine, resin, bitterness, coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Coffee.
tom10101 (2767) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. From Andrew, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of mocha, roasted malt, chocolate, raisins notes and earthy presence. Taste is moderately sweet with piney notes, mocha, chocolate and light raisins. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent drinkability. Tasty stuff, but too heavy in flavors for my liking.
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black-brown pour with mocha head. Aroma feels artificial like the bad Founders. Some coffee, nuts, mocha and a hint of hoppiness. Taste is nutty, mollasses, some roastiness ad light grassiness. Not my type.
eruizgarcia (199) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful black with foamy thick tan head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and ash, very roasty yet with a clear citrus bitterness throughout.
mR_fr0g (3130) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Dark black / caramel coloured pour with a lasting sticky tan head. Aroma is nice big piney hop, resinous, varnish, and just a touch of roast. Flavour is dark malt, pine, resin, some citrus hops. Palate is clean, chalky high carbonation. Really good black IPA.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Hilarious label that reminds me of a drawing that Napoleon Dynamite would do. Thickly hoppy and malty, dank wet green hop character, hearty roasted malts. Dense and delicious.