Brewlizard (8) - Dunwoody, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft , cost big $$$ for IPA....Smell....Floral very FLORAL....beyond fruit to Flowers.....super nice
Nose one of best features....smoothe balance of subtle Hops vs Malt...nice dryish finish on palate......Excellent....will seek out again ASAP
mjakopa (227) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A textbook hoppy black IPA with a wonderfully balanced taste. Not too bitter or strong with the hops but very tasty in hops, in the style of a Simcoe...
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a all the classic moves, but just missing that je na sais quoi to be a classic. Maybe the slightly off putting lemony note from the Sorachi? Anywayz, it’s well balanced, big on the dark malts, lots of new world hops with a medium finish. Very drinkable.
CanCrusher (732) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,50L. Black coloured with some ruby shades and big, light brown head. Mostly hoppy aroma, combination of grapefruit and elderberry with some dark chocolate notes from the background. Chocolate bitter mouthfeel, dense, full bodied, creamy beer.
visionthing (3524) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours very dark, almost black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Roasty and hoppy aroma with dark fruits, pine, malt, chocolate and hints of coffee, citrus and herbs. Sweet and roasty with a hoppy and bitter finish. Well balanced and very enjoyable. (2013-02-03)
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with nice white head. Grapefruit and floral hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is oily/silky like a stout. Lots of toasty notes along with citrus/grapefruit, and lots of hops. I enjoy the juxtaposition of the hops with the dark full bodied beer.
HopfenWeisse (1271) - - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color with medium beige head. Aroma is hops. Flavor is hops, bitter finish.
esp0r (2356) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Crowbar
Black, tanned head. Smells of citrus, toast and roast. Medium sweet, roastym not very fruity. Medium bitter, resins. A bit boring this one; the flavors and aromas are ok, but i guess i want some more complexity; this is pretty straight forward
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A black beer that pours with a white foamy head. It has a sweet citrus fruity and slight sugary flavour, creamy and slight chocolate notes with slight roasted notes on the finish.
garthicus (2786) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Salt House. Appearance: Black, small mocha coloured head. Aroma: Sweet hops, citrus, perfume, herbal, lots of hops. Flavour; woah! Big hop wallop, like biting a grapefruit ! So perfume floral like, hops galore, long bitter hop finish, tremendous!