Melker (204) - Varberg, - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a beige and frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, other citrus frutis, chocolate, coffe. Taste is a little bit sweet with roasted malts and coffee bitterness. Some fruity hop bittnerness also.
SperkeleForce (536) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 CL at Vltava. Pours brown black with red character and lacing brownish head. Notes of licorice, hops, citrus, roasted malts, raisins. Very drinkable. Smooth.
YorkshireG73 (21) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops are hidden in the aroma but complex tasting. I had to think about it for a bit, but then it came to me. Mice. If’ you’ve ever had a mouse infestation, you know the smell / mustiness - this tastes of that. Tastes gamey with a faint tang of blue cheese / stilton. Small hint of bacon saltiness with bananas.Hops appear in the burp..Dry back end with roast, licqourice and mild hop. More like a good porter wih a hint of IPA thrown in.
MikeFallopian (10) - - AUG 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at Urban Tap House, Cardiff, late August 2014. Very nice, although the hops got a bit lost amongst the roasted malts making it more like a hoppy porter than a punchy black IPA.
Bootlegger007 (17) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of the IPA passion-fruit, pours a dark brown with a full frothy head which settles but has good retention, full bodied Ale with warming sensations, very good drinking, easily drink more of this BIPA
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Almost black coloured hue with a beige and firm foamy head. Mildly roasted and slightly leafy malty aroma with notes of cassis, spicy hops and traces of leather. Moderately bitter and delicately sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a calm carbonation. Slightly roasted malt character with a slightly leathery touch, backed by a distinctively fruity hoppy touch of cassis/black currant, which lingers through the mildly roasty and spicy hoppy finish into the aftertaste. Almost easy-going BIPA, very pleasant. 13.VIII.14
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5l bottle at Samo Pivo in Belgrade. Black cola with heavy brown foam. Sweet medicinal hop. Sweet chocolate, milky green fresh hops. Slight chalky finish. PRetty nice.
BenOver (71) - SLOVENIA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with medium head, dark brown colour in appearance. Smell is very pleasant with a hint of mustard like sharp finish. Taste is very pleasant, not too bitter, very nice aftertaste. Carbonation just helps release the full flavour. Excellent beer!
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Skunky hops and a touch of roast. Maroon with a rich beige head. Light pine and toasted malts. Subpar on both sides.
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Patricks. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, hop, pine, grass, spices. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.
ABT_S54 (145) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 500ml bottle shared in a Struise glass. Pours a very dark (but thin) brown with a generous and foamy off-white head which last well. Aroma is overpowering hops and resin notes. Taste is more of the same with a fleeting taste of tart blackcurrants which then progresses into flowery hops and pine notes with a citric bitter finish. Unfortunately, my hopes were too high for this as the only BIPA I have tried previously is Struise S.H.I.T which was truly magnificent. This on the other hand was too much IPA and not enough black.