tuomo123 (3) - - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Raven Black IPA is probably the best IPA that i’ve drank. Malt and hops are in perfect balance in this beer. Taste starts with aseet aroma of dark brown malt and continues to bitter and dry finish. I could drink this all night!
minutemat (1264) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Deaf Institute, Manchester. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel with roasted malts and bitter chocolate / toffee notes. Not bad.
blankboy (5945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle at Mondial 2014, Montreal] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, leafy hops, a hint of coffee and some fruit. Roasty flavour along with a slightly odd hop note. Moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good, not great.
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the mondiale 2014. Dark brown, almost black pour, beige rocky head. Aroma of coffee, roasted but not too roasted malts, and some subtle pine hops, with light citrus notes. Soft carb, light mouth feel. Medium bitterness, solid roast and piney resins. A nice example of the style.
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 (1940) - 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 (4100) - 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 (666) - 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 (122) - - 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 (98) - 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.