bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, - JUN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a gem, deep black with dense creamy head. Nose is quite restrained, slight spice, light choco & waft of caramel, light citrus acidity. Palate is well rounded & soft, flavours are roasted barley, spiciness & slightly chalky dry finish with a light dusting of milk choco. It’s a nice enough beer but lacks a little complexity & the hops have fallen away somewhere. I reckon this might have been blinding just after it was brewed.
Zekada (143) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Aroma is sweet and has notes of grass-like hops. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head. Taste is hoppy and has a easy pleasant body and is overall very fresh. The beer is very drinkable and fresh. Overall a pleasant beer. It dosen’t look very inviting but does deliver taste-wise.
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with beige head. fruity aroma with loads of hops and citrus. Nice bitter aftertaste.
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle with a minimalistic but informative label design. Rated 6.7% ABV bottled on 23.07.14, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque dark nearly black brown with a medium sized frothy tan head, with good retention that when reduced left lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and malts. Flavours of grapefruit, caramel, orange peels, dark bread and a hint of chocolate. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, somewhat slick texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Black IPA, maybe slightly too sweet.
HULK777 (367) - - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh lime, grapefruit, and citrus aroma. Unripe currants too. Sweet taste of brown sugar and caramel, paired with grapefruit notes. Strange, as most black IPAs.
bisseparoni (8) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good beige head, soft-looking head crown also stays for a good time on the beer, clear black colour, some sweetness and mangoes in the aroma (I also think I found some blackcurrants when I opened the bottle but couldnt find the same aroma afterwards), nicely hopped and the dark roasted malts are complementing the beer in a great way, a well balanced mouthfeel, one of my favourite beers so far, I poured the sediments from the bottle to the glass when I topped it, didnt make the beer any worse
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is malty, bit roasted, fruity, some citrus, hops. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, slightly sour, fruity, roasted notes, some coffee, bit spicy, hoppy. Aftertaste is bitter, spicy, boozy, soft carbonation. Good but a bit unbalanced.
alkolas510 (630) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolsvart med litet vit skum. Doftar humligt citrus! Smaken är citrus humle, lite rostad malt och salt.Bra beska! Mycket bra Bipa!
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy as hell, citric, resinous, fruity, slightly roasty and salty, Brown/black colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big bite, mid-sweet, awesome! Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter and aromatic finish.great!
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown with medium off white head
Aromas of dark malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, some hoppyness
Taste has nice hoppy tropical and dark fruits, chocolate, sweet caramel, coffee
abergdahl (43) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not crazy about this one, a bit stale, uninspiring color, vary nice aroma with lots of hops and a OK taste.