Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark copper colour. Beige, thin, but creamy head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate cake, privet leaves. (So, just a bit going off then...). Taste has a hint of salt. Then a big, dry, bitter finish, that slightly overwhelms. Complex.
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what an amazing beer. Delicious taste of smoothly roasted malt, coffee, grass, soft fruitiness and a nice countering bitterness. Really good.
Bosskie (381) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grey brown beer opaque, weak head nice carbonation.
Hoppy smell, grapefruit, resin and flowery. Subtle fruitiness, caramel. Light tones of chocolate.
Bitter sour with a delicious watery oily finish. Coffee bitterness, chocolate and hoppy resin, peels. Long taste development, fruity without sweeteness.
wvhoran (156) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a creamy tan had. The aroma has distinct hop notes of grapefruit and lemon, as well as more peach and mango notes. The flavour is hoppy with peach and grapefruit, as well as a nice roast malt character. Good bitterness, slightly creamy. Very good.
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from de Molen Beershop mentioning the use of Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial, bottled 05.02.14 BB 05.08.14, large sample, served in a TeKu. Dark brown color, medium light brown head. Aroma is quite hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, blackcurrant, roasted malts, slight candy, bit grassy, slight coffee. Quite bitter in taste, some chewy roast as well. Great balanced black IPA, which goes more towards IPA but with the necessary touch of roast. Lovely stuff.
johnth (17) - - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Given a bottle of this. Pours dark, minor head. Picked up roast and bitter tones. Wont be to everyones taste but I liked it. Interesting drink.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 33 cl bottle from Beermerchant. Bottled 05.02.14- hops stated on the back; Simcoe, Columbus & Centennial. Very dark brown with some reddish color, good foam. Immediate hops,grapefruit, citrus: medium/ high intensity- also of medium/ low aroma intensity; malt, chocolate , roasted aromas. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, tropical fruit up front, dark roast, dry and bitter.
Ragnampiza (372) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a nonic half pint glass. Bottled on 05-02-14. Dark brown with some reddish tinges, quite hazy, with a small, bubbly and not very persistent beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma, notes of freshly burnt coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and liquorice, and then citrusy hops, resin and pine needles. More IPAish than BlackAleish in the mouth, solid and quite high level of bitterness, tiny astringency, lovely and persistent fruity taste. Almost like a chewing on a strawberry and orange candy. Resinous and hoppy aftertaste, not much malty/roasted/chocolaty presence. Soft carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. The nose could be better, but itís probably the best tasting BIPA Iíve ever had so far. Great.
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottled 05 02 14. Black pour, creamy off white head. Aroma is really roasty, piney hoppiness, light fruity hop notes, burnt grain. Taste is really bitter, roasty, burnt toast, lots of burnt toast, almost no sweetness. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Okay, but far from the Kernel I love.
Abijen (1416) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 05-02-14.
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan bubbling head. Smells fruity, some hints of chocolate. Tastes grapefruit, the bitterness is over powering the chocolate, coffee or roastiness. Very bitter. Average carbo, thin body and a dry oily texture.