erickok (4016) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black with a tan bubbly. Licorice, fresh hops, toasty, dark malts, but not chocolatey. Refreshing yet full bodied. Lots of black IPA goodness. Lots to like. For my taste not quite thick enough, not chocolate malty enough. But that’s just my preference. But lovely developed and so nice to drink a black IPA here in Barcelona. (On tap at BierCab)
olio (6912) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BierCAB, Barcelona.
Pours pitch black color with a huge beige head. Very roasty malty aroma, some resinous hops and citric fruits. Roasted malt on the flavor, citric fruits, licorice and faint cocoa, some resinous hops. Nice balance, a very solid CDA.
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Deep amber beer with a very light haze. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is airy and light. Mild dark malts, airy with a touch of very light cream. Decent piney hops morphing in to mild tropical fruits, Little citric bitterness. Light semi dry finish. Comes together well, very drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Kvass House, thanks to Bro Kenneth, 10/07/14.
Black with a good sized tan head that dissipates but retains.
Nose is light roast, pine resin, bitter grapefruit fumes, Ribena berries, earthy hops, liqourice.
Taste comprises earthy hops, a trace of booze introduces itself, spice, liqourice, pine cloak, Beeny berries, bitter citric rinse, hint of minerals.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of hop bitterness.
Over to you Jan ........ !
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, pine aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, pine, a little grapefruit and some chocolate. A beautifully complex Black IPA. I really enjoy Tempest.
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Opaque black pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is earthy liquorice, chic, berry and pine hip. Flavour is semi sweet nutty malt, resin and choc. Good integration of malt and hop. Palate is medium body, nicely rounded. Lingering wood liquorice and berry.
The_Osprey (2580) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog. Black, big foamy tan head lasts a minute or so. Aroma of pine and lime. Body is medium, touch of spritz, slightly foamy. Taste is soft lemon, chocolatey, semisweet, pot pourri in the finish. Not really bitter but it’s a little drying. Incredibly drinkable and very smooth.
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are smoky with toffee and nutty coffee bean. Cream with chocolate malt drink and light pine. Earthy with yeast and hints of lemon. Flavours are earthy coffee with blackberries and green, leafy pine. Spiced oranges with creamy oak barrel. A little funky, in a good way, with dark chocolate and low grapefruit bitterness. Green on the finish. Warming alcohol. Good.
PriorL (2422) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles!
APPEARANCE:black beer, small unstable beige head. UFO’s
NOSE: vanilla, chocolate, hoppy.
TASTE: very hoppy, nothing black in the taste actually...
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is pine and citrus. The taste is pine, citrus, roasted malt, caramel ending dry. Light/medium with fine elegant carbonation.