ClubGonzo (3449) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep brown, near-black body, big creamy light beige head. Nice. Aroma is licorice, pine, herbs and hints of coffee. Taste is licorice, pine, hints of herbs and spruce. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. A decent BIPA from Toccalmatto.
Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.10.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of sour-ish salty, dark malts, salty licorice, dark berries, coffee, hops, grass, rubber. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, hay, cardboard, grass, raw licorice, coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Boring.
ej (584) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to black with a creamy tanned head. Liquorice and pine on the nose. Roasty flavour with a bitter finish. Hints of liquorice and leather.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses, tobacco and chocolate flavor with a dry finish.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy sepia, thin small bubbled cream. Too heavily carbonated for black IPA, hoppy and spritzy with low roast. Flavor shows light brownie, very green and earthy through improving mid, lots of roast, gets cola-esque in finish.
solidfunk (2801) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent black IPA. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some roast malt, some hops. More on the malty side than hoppy. Soft carbonation. On tap in impromptu sampler served up by Chris at Ebenezer Kezar’s.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL from El Cerrito. $17 or so- ouch. Pours a muddy near black, brown highlights. Massive tan foam, overcarbonated. Ice cream scoop retention. Huge lacing. Nose is pine, roast, savory steak, mild olive- on target Black IPA. Taste is fruity, roast, pine, mild sugar and soap. Palate is a tad too dusty and soapy, not enough density given the high effervescence. Slightly too aerated. Citric acid bite. Still, crazy on target for American Black IPA from Bruno.
dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a single finger head. Lots of carbonation. Limited aroma. Long lingering bitterness. A little roast. Overall a very clean Black IPA.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome black IPA on tap at Mikkeller bar in SF, really enjoyed this as well, kick ass black ipa
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, mahogany amber with some creamy, white head. Nose of sweet tarts, soap, pine, medicinal. Flavor is very astringent, very soapy, pine. Full, soapy finish.