berntholer (944) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light beige head disappears quickly without lacing. coffee colour. aroma slight hoppy, coffee, roasted malts. taste roasted malts, hop fruitiness, slight (lactic) sweetness aftertaste quite bitter. quite dry mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. nice and well balanced, abv well hidden. tap @ borefts ’13
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Borefts. Pours black with a thin off-white head. Aroma of coffee and grassy hops. Sweet black coffee taste, with grassy finish
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear coffee aromas some roasted aromas, appear total black with a fine white head.light bitter medium sweetness. great creamy texture, with a average carbonation.
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s more like an imperial porter then a black ipa, but again it may be a bit old. It don’t much coffee but I taste a sweetness that resemble a sweet imperial stout. Not bad but as advertised...next week double damon!
olio (6277) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 29.05.2018.
Pours jet black color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of hops, roasted malts, citric fruits, faint licorice notes and some salty notes. Coffee is barely noticeable at first but starts to burst out with some spins and as the beer warms up a bit. All in all a very appealing aroma.
Flavor is also roasty, hoppy and fruity, a bit sweet with caramel even. Some salty licorice, malts and some mild coffee notes appear also. Soft carbonation, very heavy body, roasted malty palate with bitter fruity and hoppy finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Complex and extremely tasty. Excellent.
Idiosynkrasie (3924) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, superbly lacing, beige head. Intense citrusy hop aroma, grapefruit, orange zest, some pine, roasty, salty, dark malty background with hints of coffee. Taste is roasty dark malty, intense coffee notes, subtle sweetness, intertwixed with bitter, herbal, piney hop notes, some fruity hints of orange, orange zest, grapefruit. Wow! Superb, harmonic balance, intense but not overdone - excellent stuff!
llkc (427) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPA 9,9%. Duft:kaffe, ristet malt, appelsin. Smag: humle, appelsin, citrus, kaffe, ristet brød/malt,
Dedollewaitor (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is coffee, fresh hops and roast. Extremely fresh coffee and hops. Bitter roasted and hoppy flavor and finish. A bit salty. Smooth and soft. Above nice.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Several bottles and draft specimens have been drunk, and I say YES! This is good good stuff! The aroma bursts of pungent hops that intertwine with fruity coffee. Focused on citrus and stone fruits, which is a really good choice along with the coffee and its berry-like fruitiness. Small whiffs of black malts, chocolate and prunes, although focused on hops and coffee all the way. At this point, 3,5 after bottling, the most aggressive hop focus in the taste is gone, and there’s now more space for the coffee and the sweet malts. Grapefruit, coffee and dark caramel on the front of the palate and an insisting bitterness in the back of the palate. A bit of roasty bitterness in the finish to go with the hops. This is a bad ass beer. One of the best of the style I’ve ever had.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the London Craft Beer Festival 2013. Pours deep brown with a foamy tan head. Great stuff. Ballsy coffee character, some alcohol bite. Good dark chocolate notes, a bit of dark fruit. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, some earthy bitterness, rich coffee, more dark chocolate. Superb.