kingvit (348) - - 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 (11987) - 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 (1494) - 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 (4515) - 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 (9622) - 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 (12430) - 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.
markextrae (1647) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bottle, poured dark black with a tan head. a lot of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, roasted malts, hop bitter, strong red fruits, very balanced black ipa. but i can’t pick up the chardonay BA, it doesn’t compare with the chocolate tones
LomYst (612) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
oak and leather at first, then some weird bitters.. very dry.. bitter sweet body.. it lack some sweeter stuff..
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep brown to black with a large, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee notes, citrus hops and a hint of wood. Slightly sweey flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, creamy to oily text. and soft to average carb. A very nice Black IPA.
jesperhammer (3316) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11-APR-2014, draft @Mikkeller & Friends.
Black with lasting, creamy, tan head.
Aroma is roast, burnt, coffee, grape fruit, pine. Taste the same. Very bitter from hops and roast. On the roasted side. Medium body+, medium carbonation but turns a Little thin on the finish.
Perhaps not thin for an IPA but as this has the taste profile of a hoppy porter, it comes out on the thin side.
Not as good as the regular. There are som dry Wood notes that I am not all that fond of. But apart from that barrel aging is far from dominant.