TorbenH (936) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, clear, brown foam, roasty, coffee, nuts, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Chegardin (2) - SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33. Potente. Alcohólica. Fin de fiesta. Para repetir. Cervecería Cabanon. ........
MPA (862) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pitch black with solid light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts, a slight trace of coffee and a little citrus from the hops. This beer actually has quite a lot of salt in flavour. Not too much though, as it’s balanced nicely by sweet cocoa-like notes, mild coffee a roasted malty bitterness in the finish, which still leaves room for a hoppy ditto. Though I’m unlikely to ever name any of my children after the brewers, these fine young lads do dress to impress. I’ll gladly invite them to dance with my tonsils again. Cheers, fellows!
storskurk (125) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Det er denondelynende en god Black IIPA. Ikke for sur men dejlig rund chokomaltet med meget behagelig afrundet kaffe uden det på nogen måde tager over (jeg kan ikke lide kaffe). Så er der dejligt med humle i men ikke in your face. Mere blid, afrundet og komplementerende til malten. Måske også let saltet. Det klæder den.
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armando629 (2448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit for tasting at Mikkeller Bangkok.
Deep brown one witj a small creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel and light coffee, nice roasted grains and some resinous hops. Easy body according to the ingredients and abv. Balanced coffee with caramel and roasted grains, need more hops - in my opinion;-)
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Black with tan head. Malty, coffee aroma and mussy roasted coffee taste. Dry, roasty finish and full-bodied.
OldMrCrow (2160) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my recent Portland trip. I know what black malts are. What the hell are body salts? I hope this is a translation thing and not what they sound like.
Pours into my tulip in an opaque deep brown with a voluptuous tan head. The aroma is a trip. Ashy coffee mingles with the intense spicy pine of simcoe hops (I had to look that up, wouldn’t have called it at all in that the tropical fruit just isn’t there for me.). Hint of apricot. Sassafras. Flavor is cafe mocha up front with vanilla, some salt on the lips, mouth-drying hops and a touch of wood through the middle, and back to espresso aftertaste on the long end. Smooth creamy milkshake mouthfeel, this one has absolutely zero hint of its formidable alcohol content. It’s a very interesting beer, lovely on the tongue, layering quite a decent black IPA snap behind the aroma of a charred imperial stout, and fascinating to unpack. Certainly not as thirst-quenching as my ideal black IPA would be. More critically, it never quite gels into a style that should have existed but didn’t until now - rather, it comes off as a nice and not unsuccessful "experimental" beer.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Joe, via Belmont. Pours a dark brown/black, decent amount of tan head. Aroma resinous and brisk, roasty coffee notes. Body burning chocolate, roasty coffee, huge finish lingers. Ratings well deserved, this is good stuff.
SlackerMads (2102) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a large beige head. Good retention and lacework. Coffee and floral hops int the nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Medium/full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Soft, full, unnoticeable alcohol.
Josebeer (33) - SPAIN - JAN 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella. Magistral Black Ipa, diferente, aroma a malta tostada y pino, sabor a café, especias, ligeramente salada. Sorprendente y referente en su estilo.