Jorn69 (2359) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20130405. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy, roasted and fruity.
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Darkish brown with a large beige head. Wafty aroma of chocolate, light bread and brioche, with bitter oranges and some tropical fruit floating above. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Leans more towards grassy and tropical fruit in the taste, but there’s still some orange. Classy pale malt and a little chocolate sit underneath. Fairly bitter a the end, with orange peel coming back into play, maybe some pine needles. Lovely beer.
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep, deep ruby-amber coloured, big rocky off-white head; moderate to solid bitter-sweet aroma of dark malt, dried fruits and - mainly - herbal hops with a tinge of cough syrup; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; dried berries, caramel and spicy hops in the finish. Well balanced and complex. Great…
torejh (73) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown beer. Fruity citrusy nose. Malty and quite dry taste. Sharp and metallic bitterness at the end. Not quite convincing.
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Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l bottle at dogstar vienna. bb 09/2016. Black colour, small coffee colored head. Smells licorice, spices, earthy, light coffee, a but old hopish. Smell is rather limited, smells a but unclean. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes of cocoa, spices, some light hops, pines, peppery, herbal, some roost, light licorice, light sweetness. Finishes nicely balanced with light bitterness and some roast notes with taste of pines and coffee. Good stuff, unfortunately does not seem to be very fresh, but at least the taste was nice. would love to try fresher..
Beerheart65 (1297) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
" While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door." Clear brown pour is raven black in Ipa glass, big frothy light brown head gives sticky lacing, looks good. Sweet fruity aroma with mango and pineapple, pine, mildly roasted caramel, nice aroma. Medium body, slick feel, semisweet, slightly bitter, finish dries bit, medium carbonation. Nice one, balanced, good flavors.
sjogro (1907) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Gebrand en geroosterd graan, bakkie hop, snufje wiet. Backlog from 2015/05/30.
Turtles (1472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Sorbon. Very dark, clear with a small white head. Rosted notes in the aroma, cocoa, red berries and pine. Really smooth but a bit thin. Some herbal notes mixed with roasted taste and fruity taste, pineapple, orange, citrus zest, cocoa and chocolate.
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown almost black but it has a red tinge, tan head. Nose is pine, resin, toilet cleaner (in a good way) toffee, chocolate, fruity, grapefruit and a very slight coffee. Taste is very hoppy, pine, orange, citrus fruits, malty, great. I tend not to like Black IPA’s this is wonderful.
R4N5H (607) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle on 29-Oct-2015, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Dark brown /black in colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel sweetness and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour heavy on roasted malt, some liqourice and hops. Dry bittersweet finish. Not a bad Black IPA, but there are many better examples out there.