MikeFallopian (10) - - AUG 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at Urban Tap House, Cardiff, late August 2014. Very nice, although the hops got a bit lost amongst the roasted malts making it more like a hoppy porter than a punchy black IPA.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of the IPA passion-fruit, pours a dark brown with a full frothy head which settles but has good retention, full bodied Ale with warming sensations, very good drinking, easily drink more of this BIPA
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Almost black coloured hue with a beige and firm foamy head. Mildly roasted and slightly leafy malty aroma with notes of cassis, spicy hops and traces of leather. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a calm carbonation. Slightly roasted malt character with a slightly leathery touch, backed by a distinctively fruity hoppy touch of cassis/black currant, which lingers through the mildly roasty and spicy hoppy finish into the aftertaste. Almost easy-going BIPA, very pleasant. 13.VIII.14
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5l bottle at Samo Pivo in Belgrade. Black cola with heavy brown foam. Sweet medicinal hop. Sweet chocolate, milky green fresh hops. Slight chalky finish. PRetty nice.
BenOver (98) - SLOVENIA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with medium head, dark brown colour in appearance. Smell is very pleasant with a hint of mustard like sharp finish. Taste is very pleasant, not too bitter, very nice aftertaste. Carbonation just helps release the full flavour. Excellent beer!
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Skunky hops and a touch of roast. Maroon with a rich beige head. Light pine and toasted malts. Subpar on both sides.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Patricks. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, hop, pine, grass, spices. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 500ml bottle shared in a Struise glass. Pours a very dark (but thin) brown with a generous and foamy off-white head which last well. Aroma is overpowering hops and resin notes. Taste is more of the same with a fleeting taste of tart blackcurrants which then progresses into flowery hops and pine notes with a citric bitter finish. Unfortunately, my hopes were too high for this as the only BIPA I have tried previously is Struise S.H.I.T which was truly magnificent. This on the other hand was too much IPA and not enough black.
patxa (190) - MEXICO - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro rojizo con cabeza bronceada y lazo duradero, bien formado. Cuerpo medio con notas ligeras de café , acidez abrumada por el amargor característico de la variedad, el cual se queda desde el primer trago hasta el fin del paladar, que a su vez es largo y seco. Elección accesible de una Black IPA.
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Percy0103 (193) - MEXICO - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark ruby beer with a big creamy head. It has a floral aroma with roasted malt, lots of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bitter with a strong toasted finish. Rich and dense with high carbonation and some astringency. A noteworthy Black IPA.