daniele (7810) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2/12/16 scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente discreti sentori tostati cioccolato amaro discreto agrumato filo resinoso lieve mirtillo media secchezza buon amaro
blackisle (1925) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a Teku glass. Opaque dark brown, tall frothy tan head, good retention, good lacing; rich aroma, dark malts, roasted, cocoa, dark fruit, licorice, light citrus, pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, dark chocolate, light coffee, with long duration, malty sweetbitter finish, spicy notes; medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; very smooth, very tasty, very good.
Werckmeister (1908) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle at home. BB 27.04.2016. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of exotic fruits, light grapefruit, light resin, mango, grassy notes, licorice, nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of exotic fruits, mango, light licorice, caramel, light roast, bit herbal, also a bit lactic. finishes lightly roasted with notes of licorice and exotic fruits. good stuff.
tiong (6289) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Firma bier. Awesome fresh and hoppy black IPA with some roastiness, licorice, pine and coffee notes. Reminds me of Stone Sublimely Self-righteous which is one of my favorite black IPAs. Great stuff.
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Craft & Draft. Pours a very dark brown, with a very tall head with good retention. Tons of resinous hops in the nose, together with milk chocolate, roasted malts and cocoa. Hop bitter taste, with notes of resin mixed with dark chocolate, ice coffee and a tiny bit of sourness.
Zlotta (1845) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.15 l on tap at ’Craft & Draft’. Almost black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, brown head. Sweetish-malty, fruity, slightly roasty aroma of mango, passion fruit, dark chocolate, some coffee, hazelnut and blackberry. Sweetish-malty, fruity, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, some coffee, hazelnut, mango, passion fruit and blackberries, followed by a short, slightly bitter, roasty and slightly resiny finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat. Good!
tfredvik (1700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep brown, close to black body with a light-brown, very long-lived head. Sweet, hoppy and strong aroma of tropical fruits, sweat and sweet caramel. I might be exaggerating the sweetness: I had this right after a flemish red... Quite strong flavour of tropical fruits, citrus, resin and pine, with gentler malty elements like roasted malt and caramel in the background. This is definitely on the hoppy side of the BIPA scale! Light sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, dry and smooth on the palate, soft carbonation. A nice BIPA, but maybe not one of the very best I’ve had.
[15 cl sample from tap @ Irreale, Madrid]
adamnowek (1657) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lives up to the deScription. Black with a creamy beige head. Taste starts malty with some bitter chocolate and finished with some grapefruit notes.
MarcoDL (3880) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour. Nice aroma of citrus, roasted malt and passion fruit. Taste of bitter chocolate, citrus, peach, roast and mild licorice. Good stuff.
angel77 (2276) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 19..12..2015 lote ITD02 hasta 13..07..2016. color negro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores tostados maltosos con ligeros amargos herbaceos. Cuerpo medio 7.2 vol que no se dejan notar mucho. Normal.