yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and grapefruity. Roasted malty and light grapefruity flavoured. Light herbal coffee like. Bitter and grapefruity to coffee like finish.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
more big hoppy stout or porter than IPA. Really nice roasted malt character. Piney hops with a little earth and citrus, with the coffee rounding things out gently. Nicely done.
tricksta_p (1333) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, smooth coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, fruits, orange peel, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter finish. Deliciously aromatic, potently flavoured and extremely well-balanced. The best Black IPA I’ve ever had. A work of art.
llcooldave (1116) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black in the glass. Muted coffee aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Wow... just wow... clean burnt pizza crust (in a good way) followed by a hint of citrus hops and more toasted malt. As it warms in the glass, it morphs into a more fruity brew; citrus, pineapple and mango poke their heads above the surface enough to be detectible. Just perfect. No hint of the 9.9% alcohol either. Very well done! Overall, an amazing beer. Tastes just like slightly burnt pizza crust but in a highly desirable way.
Choos (643) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: coffee, sweet malt very inviting
App: black tan head made of large bubbles with sheet lacing
Flavour: intense dark malt with great hop and balanced coffee
Palate: long malt finish with some sharp coffee and quality hop
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light char, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, roasted malt, and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light char, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, roasted malt, and coffee flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/sticky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Imperial Black IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, roasted malt, and coffee flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
derBreslauer (137) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black with brilliant beige head. Aroma of black malts, honey, some citrus, pine notes and delicate coffee scents. Taste is well balanced. Sweetness on the front is immediately covered by bitterness of dark malts and coffee taste. Through the palate you can feel nice pine and citrus notes. Definitely pleasant bitter finish.
SNL (300) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, small tan head.
Very hoppy nose, crisp malty taste, followed by a sweet finish, hints of coffee.
Full body, soft carbonation.
jrbaker81 (7) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown, thin sustaining head. Pine, floral hop driven nose finished with a hit of freshly brewed coffee. Bitter citrus flavour and coffee thru the middle of the palate till finish. Well balanced, abv and ibu sit very well together and drive home a very good bipa. Good stuff
MisoW (1760) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts, raisins, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol present, raisins. Nice long coffee finish.
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark IPA with a thin mocha head. In aroma, chocolate malt with floral and resinous hops, grapefruit pulp, alcohol warmth, nice. In mouth, loads of bitter chocolate with good coffee grind, musty character, floral and resinous hops, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Beer for Geeks.