danlo (803) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark black-brown amber colour, frothy beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel plus pineapple & citrusy woody pine hop resin. Taste is rich sweetish roast malt & caramel with a hoppy orange citrus bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming earthy dry lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable Black IPA.
andriesradu (344) - ROMANIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, light roasted, hoppy, some caramel? Great flavor; a combination of light roasted malt, fruits, hops. Nice hoppy and bitter finish.
Holmen2 (294) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Cardinal. Black with beige head. Aroma of American hops, citrus and tropical fruits. Surprisingly balanced taste and drinkability. Refreshing. Like a decent IPA, but with dark malts and coffee as well.
Sarpa (629) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Naamat. Pours ruby red with a thick beige head. Sweet malty hops aroma. Malty, sweet flavor.
k92488 (132) - NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart og fin. Lite skum som forsvant med en gang. Bitter og fin men lite aroma. Cardinal
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish-brown with a frothy white head. Nose is hoppy and floral. Taste is lightly bitter. Medium body. Average IPA.
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curepute (105) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy dark toasted malt nose. Black with one finger of white head. Great hop bitterness, toasted malts, bitter. Long hop bitter finish.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Not much of an aroma. Taste is like an actual grapefruit. And that’s about it.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown to black with a red hue, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, laurel, pine, earth, grapefruit, very potent aroma. Flavour is quite bitter, hard roasted malts, black liquorice, grapefruit, pine, resin, almost ashy, firm bitter hoppy finish with a little grain. Light to medium-bodied. Nice.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Breukelen Bier Merchants (NYC). Pours dark brown with amber head and lace. Aroma is earth, light fruit and floral notes, with pepper. Taste is balanced earth, spice, charred toast, clean bitterness. Feel is dry, prickly, clean with a silty finish. One of the better black IPAs I have had. Gets high marks ignoring the fact this style is almost entirely a bad idea.