Douberd (2098) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle at home, poured into a big tulip, ABV 6.6%
Pours a very dark brown beer, with a talla and thick tan head. Great retention, leaves heavy lacing on the glass.
Aroma of hops, light citrus, pine needles, resin, grapefruit.
Very tasty, again quite hoppy with an intense enough bitterness on the finish and especially on the aftertaste. Pine, some citrus, roasted malts.
Medium body, good carbonation, very dry on the palate.
Saeglopur (275) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Very dark brown body, with some red reflections and a big, creamy, light tan head. Delicious aroma of grapefruit, peach, some tropical fruits, some pine and very interesting dark malt notes, like tiramisu, milk chocolate, biscuit. Taste is very smooth, with citrus, peach, moderate pine, some berries, chocolate, biscuit, coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, moderate roasty, slightly dry with citrus, pine and some coffee and cocoa. This is propably the smoothest Black IPA I’ve had so far! Perfectly balanced, with lovely hop aromas and creamy, complex dark malt notes, that aren’t too dominant. The comparatively moderate ABV makes this pretty easy to drink. Simply delicious!
Gary (1338) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Magpie. Brentford. Black no shit. a. chocolate covered grapefruit nose. I like this style because of its simplicity of good flavours and textures and it gives good boost. Notes of grapefruit. Chocolate. piny bitterness roast. Pretty boozy and cool finish.
sdmmb (736) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Dark hoppy IPA. Hint of chocolate in taste. Lovely!
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mike_77 (2989) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with decent head. Strong bitter hoppy aroma and taste. The flavour also has some bitter, dark malts. Smooth and full flavoured.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 11 July. Poured a dark, dark ruby, with a large, dense off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark malt, dried fruit and Christmas pudding. Sharp hop bitterness in the flavour, balanced with some berries and molasses. Finish was dark fruit, spice and grassy hop.
kidmartinek (3574) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer pouring with a white head Nice bitter aroma with a toasty finish. Light lace. Bitter malt flavor with a cocoa finish. Very good and palateable. This beer is just easy going down.
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zwarte colaachtige kleur met een volle crème kraag. Ruikt fruitig, en nog iets, wel lekker. Smaakt bitter, fruitig.
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange brown beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity, malts, fart hihi. Tastes fruity, hops and malts with a big bitter finish. Average carbo, thin body and a dry sticky texture.
Pdubyah (351) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
!!! What ? This starts with some grate coffee aromas, and pours nicely with a great head, the aroma moves to hoppy, and then....... waiting waiting...... nothing. It’s really unbalanced and thin and not much else inspiring. It’s very drinkable which means though that there are soft points that light up your brain in some way they just don’t stand up to be counted. So so disappointed.