ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus, caramel. Taste is bitter, malty, more pineapple to end pretty bitter. One of my favorite styles.
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of JefVerstraete, thank you sir! Dark brown color. Aroma of pine and roast. Taste is nicely balanced bitter pine and roast.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: 23/XI/14 (2014-729) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, irregular beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. aroma: very fruity, bit sugary, exotic fruits, piny and resinous, malty, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter start, exotic fruits, some caramel, sweet malts, bit resinous, some honey. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, resinous and piny, citrus, some exotic fruits, little roasted, dairy touch.
erickok (4126) - 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 (7344) - 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 (17446) - , 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 (12065) - 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 (2287) - 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 (4954) - 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 (2912) - 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.