varanid99 (990) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a fairly thick head, which settles down fairly quickly to a tight tan layer. Roasted malt, pine, coffee, pine, citrus aromas. Nice roasted malt flavour, pine bitterness, a little coffee, a little woodiness.
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen,16.1.15. Cheers Desverger for the sample! Black. A little vinous, deep cherry and coffe aroma. Dry, bitter, stale coffee, some ash in the mouth. Soft bitterness, full body, dry and bitter finish.
Desverger (7962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - pours black with a beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma and taste, pine and grassy floral hoppy, couldn’t really register the chardonnay (maybe if I had let it warm up perhaps) but didn’t detract from what is a lovely black ipa.
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends. Black with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with hints of grapes, red berries and coffee beans. Dryish malty and hoppy flavour with lots of roasted character, coffee, and citrus/pine.
kingvit (409) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Aroma: grass, coffee, citrus, resin, cocoa, chilli, grape, caramel, vanilla, bubblegum; Appearance: dark brown, small foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: slick texture, full body, average carbonation, long finish Pretty dry after aging, yet still pretty drinkable and with well-hidden alcohol. Crosses style borders between black IPA and a RIS thanks to maturing.
Koelschtrinker (16785) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süß malziger Hopfenantrunk, vollmundig. Die Malzigkeit steigert sich noch etwas, süffig, mild röstig. Steigend röstig zum Ende hin, dabei intensiv grasig, insgesamt harmonisch. Gut! 11/12/13/12/10/12
danlo (2470) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Black colour, foam tan head leaving lacing and aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, yeast extract, floral hop, citrus, grassy. Taste is malty, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, woody, earthy, boozy, sourish, tangerine fruity, grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry woody hop bitter finish. Complex, very drinkable.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Dark brown to black colour with a large off-white to beige head. Smells chocolate, red fruits, red wine, slightly sourish. Tastes chocolate, slightly roasty, sweetish, really soft.. Very subtle and soft beer. Medium body, slightly velvetty, soft carbo.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium to full sized creamy brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, some hops and some wine influences. Taste malts, lightly hops, roasted malts, again some wine influences, nicely bitter. Oh this is nice, very nice.
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a really nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, tar, licorice, grassy hops, woody notes. Roasted tar snd dark chocolate flavor, soot, ash, hay, woody notes, metallic, vinous, some figs. A lot like a porter, very nice beer. Hoppy roasted finish with cocoa, tar, dark chocolate and soot.