veceo (318) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, huge and staying brownish head. Some lacing. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Medium bitter, lightly sweet taste. Very long bitter finish. I tried to love it, but it just didn’t happen to me.
rougeau13 (1972) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much black with a creamy beige head and heavy lacing. Soft aroma of citrus, chocolate, and dark fruit. Some bitter, some roasty, and some fruity sweet flavors in pretty similar measures. Medium bodied and fluffy.
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours unclear light brown-mahogany with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. fresh roasted coffee, melons, citrus, soft pine, tropical touch, some coffee grinds and torrefied wheat, strong danky/weedy notes, few chocolate notes. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, very aromatic and balanced tropical-piney-citrusy finish. solid tropical black ipa.
kalervo (672) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vltavassa. Very enjoyable black IPA, well balanced and delicate. Quite easy, still interesting.
mvciek (129) - - JUN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Drank May last year. Pours deep brown / black with a medium, creamy head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, dark chocolate and hoppiness (Grassy, sprucy and citrusy). Slightly ashy, medium bitter finish.
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown, off-white head that goes quickly but leaves some thick lacing. Aroma is initially citrus, which later on mellows and mixes with some cola. Great mixture of flavours - pineapple and orange alongside chocolate and coffee alongside elements of roasted malts and bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly oily, slightly creamy. I’ll be having this again!
HopsandBolts (36) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with minimal white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of malt, grapes and figs. Taste of figs, barley, coco and malt. A definite winner.
Randy4Beer (127) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, opaque, with a thick off-white head.
Aromas of pine and forest floor.
Tastes lean towards caramel maltiness. Definite bitter hop presence.
Overall smells a bit better than it tastes and it tastes pretty darned good.
GSAP (470) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker kruidig van smaak, rozijnen met alcohol en beetje IPA achtig.
Aroma is wederom passievrucht met kiwi, maar dan met gebrand suiker. Geen kraag op donker. Wordt beter naarmate minder. Fles @ 24 uurs Maastricht.
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Euston Tap, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit odd, with some nail polish and light toasted malt. Flavour is lightly toasted, with some weird fungal notes, toasted malt and a moderate hop balance. Not the most refined black IPA - there isn’t a whole lot of roast or hops in this. Not great.