TET (2465) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 A colablack beer with a beige and big head. The nose is balanced, roastiness, fresh pine forest, some citrusfruits and also other fruits. Taste is strongly roasted and strongly bitter, pine needles, coffee. The end is long and dry, slightly herbal. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, fresh. Nice and balanced black IPA, enough of bitterness and roastiness, but could be more complex.
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ døe sommer fest. Dark brown, medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma, nice hoppy, roasted malts, . Taste, hoppy with a nice roasted malts aftertaste. Good black ipa.
Grzesiek79 (3821) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bardzo bardzo porzadne i smaczne piwo. Ciemne prawie czarne z lekkimi przeswitami czerwieni. Piana spora jak na angielskie piwo do tego korzuchowa. W zapachu to az trawiaste chmiele tancza w nozdrzach, w smaku podobnie, tosty przypieczone zalane aromatyczna herbatka ziolowa. Pyszny i tresciwy ciemny IPA. Bardzo polecam
berntholer (1543) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ligth beige head that disappears with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, dill, lychee. taste is boozy, malt with a bitter, coffee aftertaste. medium body and carbonation. well balanced and decent bipa, but can’t beat the scanner darkly! bottle 50cl / bbf 5-2014
Psytron (1748) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of hops and tobacco. Dark brown colour, high dark brown head. Aroma of hops, licorice. Slightly watery. Lightly bitter. Flat carbon.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear, near-to-black brown with a short, dark khaki head. Big centennial hop aroma, grass, grapefruit and pine with a nice citric hint from the sorachi. Couldn’t detect any nelson. Taste is a nice ligbt pine and acidic citrus fruit flavour, dominated by dark toasty malts and a light roasted espresso/mocha flavour. Really smooth with a lingering pine and roasted malt aftertaste. Awesome black IPA!
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A damn good take on a black IPA. Dark, yet clear, brown pour with a big, frothy beige head. Nose is very tropical and grassy with some sweet vanilla in the foreground. Almost a woodiness to this as well. Nelson comes through a lot for me in the taste with heavy influence on ripe stone fruits. Very creamy stuff. Well done
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at mane liquor thornbridge tasting. Pours a darkish brown with a small off white head. Not your usual black ipa pour! Nose is all about the passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus. Nelson sauvin hops prominent. Taste is the fruit backed by the dark malts, hint of spicy pepperiness and mild roasty coffee notes. Actually quite sessionable sitting on 6.6%. Not as bold compared to other black ipas I've had but a good change up none the less. Great stuff
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Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bottle. So nearly black with a foamy head. Nicely balanced with good roasted malts, dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and some nice juicey bitter hops. Lovely soft, creamy texture.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Deep mahogany pour with a large frothy head clinging to the glass. Fruit malt hoppy aroma. Roasted malt, caramel hop flavour. Zesty bitter finish. Very nice beer.