tuomo123 (3) - - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Raven Black IPA is probably the best IPA that i’ve drank. Malt and hops are in perfect balance in this beer. Taste starts with aseet aroma of dark brown malt and continues to bitter and dry finish. I could drink this all night!
redders1974 (327) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with small he’d smells wet grass tastes piney mango with a fuzzy mouthfeel similar to thorn bridges Jaipur ipa with the roastiness well balanced within nice ipa
artiredbirds (108) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Выше среднег& - уровень для многих хороший, для этих - в самый раз. Трудно прыгнут& выше головы, если нет никаких идей.
northropfrye (2772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sir Williams ljubljana . Dark body off white head . Rich pine hops in the aroma and a touch of sweet Belgian candy in thr taste to round out the hoppy flavour. Awesome black ipa .
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. A fantastic black ipa. Aromas of cocoa...big cocoa. Earthy and musky. Beautiful. Flavours are dark chocolate. Musky pine and earth. Just delicious.
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Piccadilly Tap, Manchester. Pours black brown with tan head. It’s a decent stout to me, lack of hops unless keg dispense is hiding them. Much better black IPA’s about. Disappointed.
hesoo (68) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jeśli rzeczywiście BIPA ma byc ciemnym piwem smakującym jak jasne to to piwo to robi. Przecudowny atak w nosie amerykańskich chmieli, gładkość i pijalność typowa dla tych bardziej europejskich IP i do tego wzorowa (bo przecież brytolska) troska o podkład słodowy.
Inbreak (2877) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
30.05.2015, tap @ HaandFestival:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, hay, dried grain, weeds, dark malts, wet hops, hints of sulfur. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, weeds, hay, cereal, grass, grain, bark, dark malts. Longlasting bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Black IPA they say? Meh...
Achel (175) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small amber golden glare and a lacing off-white head. Aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. Bitter, mild peachy and grapefruity hops flavoured. Distinct bitter and dry. Bitter and dry fruity into a bitter finish.
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as dark as the night, with a huge, stable head.
Smells of grassy, wet grass hops, together with roasted, cocoa infused malts. Has a dank, fish scale fortified undertone, with mango shining through. The hops establish a certain dankness, which creates an interesting interplay between the malty qualities of the beer and its tropical fruits.
Has a medium carbonation with a smooth yeast appearance, creating a pleasant mouthfeel. While the beer got a gentle complexity to it, it remains refreshing.
Tastes of grass enriched orange, blood orange and papaya, while an earthy maltiness sets the foundation. A metallic note from the carbonation ties the different flavours together, by providing a sharp metallic bitter whiff, as well as an earthy coppery sweetness. The finish features a dry hop impact, defined by wet grass, accompanied by roasted cocoa nibs, revealing coffee qualities. Its bitterness stays long on the palate, while being accompanied by barky coffee flavors.
Wow, very intense and extremely versatile. The hoppy part of the beer is very prominent, not only providing the typical fruits but also ice-bonbon topped wet grass. The resulting dankness blends well into the malts, due to the noteable carbonation, hops and earthen malts stay on par on the palate, creating a fantastic tasting beer.
likeatrainwreck (155) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkest brown with big lasting tan head. Really well balanced BIPA this. The roasty malts work perfectly in harmony with the piney hops. Nice bitter finish. Very quaffable. Good stuff.