inbirraveritas (1371) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 330 ml.
Pitch black colour, big creamy and stabile dark brown head.
Nose of espresso, pine...
Intensive aroma with coffee, pine and grapefruit underpainted by hints of dried fruits, sugar and alcohol, mouthfeel is syrupy.
Long, boozy, bittersweet, grapefruity-tannic finish.
Lore (1576) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy beige head; aroma of coffee , pine resiny and dried fruity notes; taste of coffee, resiny notes, maybe some citruses, malty sweetness and spicy alcohol; great
kapusil (836) - HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, light-brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, plums, blackberry and some piny hops. Taste of coffee, blackberry, citruses and toast. Very nice.
Nijstrom (203) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Moderate bitterness and mild saltiness and sweetness. Somewhat dry and bitter finish. Great!
JonasRogne (2) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice Black IPA, both hoppy and burnt malts. Could be more of the latter,. though. Co2 quite perfect.
Gluepot (196) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful lend of several tastes - expresso coffee, citrus hops, and semi-sweet chocolate leading the way. A relatively full and rich body, moderate carbonation and a long, smooth and dry finish cap off this gem of a black double IPA.
JulienHuxley (4440) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is quite roasty, very grassy, lots of grassy piney hops, light tropical notes. Taste is bitter, roasty, quite dry not too sweet. Palate is med bodied, lighter than I expected really with good carbonation.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of grapefruit and pine, slight sweetness. Rich and really complex, a quite superb beer from To Øl.
JohnRMurdoch (3900) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from BrewDog OnLine Store. Almost black, reasonable tan head. Coriander, cumin & hop aroma. Sharp spicy coffee aroma. Bitter chilli coffee aftertaste. I don’t normally like beers this strong but this is a good one.
dfearnley (1367) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to flute
First beer rated with the words "body salts" in it. Aroma is primarily grass and spruce, some pepper, pine, dark chocolate and grapefruit too. Pours a deep oily black with a frothy and creamy (mottled) tan, head that is long lasting and provides significant lacing. Taste is tropical and grapefruits, pine sap, and ends with a bitter coffee taste.