sir__v (674) - Lille, - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color: dark black beer with no carbonization and small heavy ivory foam. Smell: spices, hops, malt, caramel. Taste: malt, caramel, hops. Aftertaste: nice bitterness, hops and caramel.
MonsterMagnet (268) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bb 3-2015. Pours black with an off white head. Tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, roast, liquorice root, hints of ginger. Medium sweet, medium bitter, soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation, long bitter light roasty and exotic fruit finish that ends in sweet liquorice. Excellent balance!
drjoeng (34) - - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
junojones (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Strong aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit and brown sugar. Slightly weaker taste of dried fruits, chocolate and bitterness, although still complex. Very dry aftertaste of dried fruit and bitter chocolate. Sorachi hops come through strongly from beginning to end. Easy to drink for its style.
didierlewallon (109) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Es una cerveza con un profundo color marrón oscuro, con una grande cabeza densa de color blanquecino.
El olfato tiene pinos y pomelo y toques de chocolate y café.
Sabores del pomelo con algunos toque de pinos, el chocolate es menos pronunciado y el café es muy secundario. Tiene amargura lleve, un acabado seco.
Realmente impresionante, la complejidad y la sutileza muy bien hecho.
Una muy buena cerveza IPA
fishonmyplane (465) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light-bodied with decent hop complexity balanced by a chocolate malt backbone. Mild bitterness, and the hops are mainly grassy. I can’t really detect the Nelson Sauvin hop influence. The beer has a dense, tan head which tends to form a clump in the center of the glass, making the beer look like a root beer float. Pretty solid overall.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie says yuck too hoppy she compared it to ipecac. Julie gives a 0.5
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Countbeer (4552) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Big beige head. Almost black with a ruby shine.
Aroma is lovely black hoppy tones. Fruity, flowers, roast, sweets, hint of sweet liquorice, typical hop fruit... Nice!
Flavours of roast, hops, bitters, hop fruits, some liquorice, some hop flowers, light sweet, hint of mocha and butter with a malty caramel edge.
Aftertaste is hoppy, roast, bitter, some herbs.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than just medium bodied and a light creamy texture. Nice stuff!
mikkos (202) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black beer with a huge creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Taste is very bitter, malty and fresh. Balanced but quite the bitter experience. Good one.
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domienS (121) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a black beer with a medium fine stable beige head.
Smells fresh hops, citrus, exotic fruit, pine, really great nose!
Tastes bitter, nice mixture between malt bitter and hop bitter.
Very full mouthed beer with low carbonation and no alcoholic feel.
They really made a great balance between the hops and the black malts!
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 50cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World, Zürich. Beautiful creamy head. Balanced and delicious.