Blade86 (811) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 hoppy, roasty, pine, coffee, resin?; black, some ruby reflexes, big light brown long-lasting foam, very good lacing; medium bitterness, medium sweetness, very slightly sour, little tartish; full(-) body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter and tart finish
Overall: very interesting beer, tasty, great aroma, perfect look, good drinkability, great
flip_soeperman (703) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a little resinous with slight coffee flavour. A beautifull black beer with a tiny head with big bubbles that quickly fades. Nice bitterness with roasted notes. Good black ipa, surprisingly good as I am not a big fan of the style usually.
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick tan head on a pitch black beer.
Unusual aroma, sweet and roasty, hints of chocolate and coffee. There is something else I just can't pick, a salty, sea like aroma.
Drinks like a thick stout, sweet and chocolately. Taste of Belgium chocolate, roasted coffee and hop resin. Dark fruit cake, cigar ash and a slight sourness.
The finish has is like burnt toast, roasted and bitter. An interesting and unusual beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CacheManyHose (337) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Pours a great-looking cola-black with a heavily carbonated fluffy tan head. Big sticky legs. The only beer I've ever had that has both burnt roasted malts AND a lot of citrus on the nose, along with piney hop and salt. Taste is huge, big coffee, roasted malts, deep bitterness with some nuttiness. Rich, complex, big, delicious - this is a beer that pulls no punches. The best black IPA I've ever had and amongst the best beers I've ever tasted.
HKdIPA (394) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best black ipa I've had. Thick dark pour with thin tan head, looks like an imperial stout. Aroma is roasted malts but also floral hops, very unusual. Tastes like roasted malts but quickly gives way to very floral citrusy hops. Bitter hop finish. Really great combination of styles, like the best of an imperial ipa and imperial stout - delicious.
Beersiveknown (3661) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
Impenetrable dark brown with foamy tan head collapsing to bubbley lacing. Rich coffee and pine on the aroma. Full bodied, medium carbonation, resinous, pithy, full flavoured hop blast followed by fruity coffee hanging around...changing to roasty-chocolate, slight umami, creamy finish. Lots of resin, well disguised booze. So smooth and easy to drink, super.
omikr0n (792) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick creamy light brown head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hops, mint. Flavor is coffee, roasty, hops, spices, mint. Very smooth.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big frothy head dark pour head is tan in colour good retention aromas rich fruit and roasted notes lovely coffee floral yeast note citrus stone fruit flavours dark coffee rich chocolate malt cocoa caramel sweetness strong bitter from coffee grapefruit apricot lovely ale not all that crisp but very good to drink the finish dark roasted and rich malts mixed with good fruit hops and a strong bitter and sweet mix very nice ale indeed
bjakk (454) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mild hoppy sweet aroma. Coffee caramell and nice bitter after taste last long. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a great beer.
Getbetter (942) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a brownish tent.This is a great beer and has light body hoppy malt that I like about cascadian and with the coffee to supercharge the roasty malt notes.I need to have more beers with salt closer together so I can understand the flavor more.