jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the legend of Kris Wines. Good to see some of the Kernel backlog being remade! The pour’s deep brown with a massive tan head. The nose is licorice, charred wood, some sweet pineapple and bitter chocolate. Hints of grass. The taste is mild fruit salad, a bit of salt, driftwood. Light and dry grassy finish. Nice rustic, earthy charred grain notes. Light body, smooth. Overall, another solid effort from the lords of Bermondsey.
fkoolen (583) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.Very dark brown, big beige creamy head. Nicely citrus and tropical fruity hop profile, grassy too, not too bitter; malty base is sweet and sufficient body-wise, but not too roasted as expected from a black IPA. Fruity finish that lingers nicely. Good body, medium carbonation.
AshtonMcCobb (3925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - big grapefruit and pineapple notes.
Taste - dark chocolate with loads of blood orange.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - yeah, lovely beer.
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simcoe/Cent/Colum. - Bb 10/2015, danke idiosynkrasie für die BIPA mini-serie. Suave exotic fruit basket (pineapple, maracuya, grape, sweet orange) held under an upmarket dark chocolate fountain: aroma as it warms promises genteel goodness, mouthfeel and taste turn that expectation down a slight notch from world class to merely excellent: quite bitter, near-ashen black malts obfuscate some of the hop goodnessM whilst an earthier European, herbal bitterness sneaks in and up on the palate, making it less juicy than its nose promised. Also tend to prefer a fuller, seamier mouthfeel in Black IPAs, but this was nicely drinkable.
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home from Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Body is nearly black, head is medium, rocky, brownish, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is spicy tropical fruits, flavor is roasty, dried fruits, toast, citrus, leaves, old wood, earth, light bread, pine resin. Light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy and roasty medium to heavy bitter. Full body, dry texture, average to lively carbonation. Easy, tasty, dessertish beer, quite good one.
MrOrla (697) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours brown with a of white head. Aroma of orange peel, grape, light licorice, tropical. Taste is licorice, grape, tropical. Fedt!
Tide (2235) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, roasted malts, hops, coffee and a bit of pine. Excellent, very balanced black IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (4912) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Tropical fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, chocolately dark malty background. Taste is bitter hoppy, tropical fruity, hints of passion fruit, grapefruit, a touch of mango, minimally sweet, chocolately background, minimally chalky flashings in between; rather weak on the malty side.
suedehead288 (421) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015.06 - 33cl - zwart of wat dacht - geur is niet wat je verwacht (chocolade, koffie, en diets meer), nee de geur van tropisch fruit (wat ik niet associeer met een zwartkleurig bier) - mond : bitter en een hint van koffie
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Aroma of citrus, with a touch of licorice. Sweet fruity flavour with classic citrus hops
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
29/VI/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 22/X/15, bottled: 22/IV/15 (2015-829)
Clear deep brown beer, creamy irregular brown head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citrus, mocha, caramel, some chlorine, dried fruits, raisins. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, some caramel, chocolate, little soapy, soft bitter hops, dried fruits, caramel. Aftertaste: fudge, mocha, pretty bitter, coffee, citrus, exotic fruits, soft roast, bit resinous.