Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kermis @ ZZT VII. Dark brown color with a nice red glare coming through, full sized good lacing, a bit creamy beige head. Smell malts, hops, lightly dark and roasted malts. Taste malts, dark malts, hops, bitter, lightly fruity. A bit off balance. Nice to drink, but not the best black IPA.
DutchDrebus (5380) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT7 thx to Kermis. Ruby colour with a medium beige head. Smells kinda special. Dark, roasty malts, some herbs, rye. Tastes rye, dark malts, slightly grassy, bitterish. Medium body, nice carbo.
kermis (9041) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at ZZT 7. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, biscuit, grassy hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
andyhwcinc (1762) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at Dorothy's in Chicago, IL while hanging out with my cousin on his birthday. Appearance cloudy dark brown with thin off white head. Aroma strong in hops and dark chocolate malt, smells great. Taste is abrasive and hoppy. Goes down dry and bitter. Great stuff.
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is grapefruit and roastiness. Flavor is the same plus some chocolate. Very nice.
dmac (5159) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared at Kane on the Thursday of Memorial Day weekend shared by a BA cool kat. Poured a medium to slightly thinner bodied dark chocolate brown with an average sized dark beige foamy head. Aroma was like a roasted grapefruit along with chocolate, citrus notes, hint of rye spiceyness, dark toast, burnt grains, hot chocolate mix with malts. The body is medium but straddles the line of being on the thin side, carbonation is stronger and overall I wish it had a creamy feel vs the usual bubbly carbonation which this one does. The flavor was solid with a chocolate roasted grapefruit being the first thing to pop in mind, rye seeds and grains along with citrus rinds and even some pine round this one out. Good beer.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark brown in color with a tall off white head. Aroma is floral hops along with some caramel malt. Taste of toasted malt, sweet caramel, woodsy, medium bitterness. Pretty solid brew.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Floyds, Black pour with an off white head, aroma of piney hops and some sweet malt. Taste is similar, great balance of hops and malt.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home ... From FullObs.. Thanks my friend... It pours deep dark brown with a medium creamy/fluffy tan head... The aroma is floral hops, some citrus and dark malt... the flavor is floral hops, caramel, some piney notes and dark roasted malts..... very nice ...
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops plus a nice amount of dark malts and dough that blend well. Flavor the same with a good amount of hops and dark malts. Average texture. A really good black IPA, although it is just a single IPA. I would like to see what they could do with a double/imperial black IPA.