drjoeng (35) - - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.6% ABV. Black IPA.
Nose is full of aroma hops. Friendly with grape, pine, tangerine and ripe limes, all riding on a nice velvety smooth malty nose. It just feels comforting, like a soft fleece blanket or the caress of an old love.
First mouthful is full of toasted barley. Medium carbonation. Flavor notes reminiscent of smoking hickory chips. Nice gentle slide into a well balanced medium bitter finish.
A well balanced and carefully restrained brew with some really high quality bitter hops to keep clean the palate off after and prepare it for the next mouthful. Not cloying The toasty flavor notes are not harsh and on the palate are closer to darkly browned toast, a hairs breadth from the strident, unpleasant and cloying burnt toast that you get with some black IPAs, st0uts and porters.
greenclansman (875) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very very nice beer. Amazing IPA aromas with a nice crispy flavor, that starts bitter and floral and ends up with some roasted malty aftertaste. Very nice beer.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much enjoyed, ever so slightly spicy with a deeply delicious presentation of malt and hops. Lovely.
Furseth (1980) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(Thanx to Mr.Rask) Dark red/brown colour, with a big creamy head. Aroma dominates of coffee,dark chcoalte, smokey! Flavor had a nice coffee/smokey, mixed with dark choclate mouthfeeling, Medium body long coffee finish.
Ron (2684) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Tap and Mallet. Standard dark black pour with a thin tan head. Somewhat creamy. Not much hops noticed. It was not as good as the Victory black IPA I had at the same time.
Cool_Bond (1570) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good black ipa with a lot of smell, not too much taste for. But I think this was a perfectly good beer to drink. Buy this several times I do not think I do. But good it was.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep red, near black, with a couple fingers light tan head. Smell is light roast and faint hops. Taste is almost peppery, well balanced between malt and hop. Toasty. Very good.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: mild nose , bit muted. Ripe fruity feel , touch of prunes, gentle dark elements at end.
Appearance: black, medium plus creamy top. Some lace noted. 4-.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied with thicker walls. Coffee, slight toast ,hint of bourbon ? Good profile . Still bit to mellow / muted to be very nice.
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jimmy 43 with Linh, Caroline and Will. Pours a deep, rich black body with thin off white - brown lacing. Aroma is super sweet whiskey, wood, dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, and a hint of sweet wine. Very interesting, tastes absolutely nothing like a black ipa, as all the bitterness or hop character has been completely wiped clean by the apparent wine/whiskey conditioning.