dogbomb (834) - ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Jet black with a few ruby hints and a thin light tan head. Nose is a hint of coffee and blackberries. Taste is interesting. First blackberry, then coffee and milkshake, then finally a dryness and a hit of bitter grapefruit. A bit of a taste rollercoaster. If the finish wasn't so harsh, is enjoy this a bit more.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med lite skum. Røstet maltlukt. Velbalansert smak av kaffe og sjokolade. Litt bitter ettersmak. Melkebaren.
nilsas (872) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God ubestemmelig lukt. Frisk fruktig smak. Et godt lettdrukket mørkt øl. Mye bedre enn navnet skulle tilsi.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light coffee coloured head and coffee coloured beer. slight burnt smell with some cat pee. bitter, sour and hoppy taste. mediocre bland aftertaste almost no carbonation and very flat (perhaps because it’s coming from handpump/draft?).draft @ la tape / notes from backlog
Grzesiek79 (2915) - Radom, POLAND - APR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Znakomite, Wloska innowacja tworcza nie ma granic. Wspaniale czarne piwo z intensywnym czekoladowo-chmielnym aromacie. Wielka brązowa piana utrzymująca sie sporo czasu. Piwo w smaku czekoladowe gozkie i ciezkie. Finisz jak najbardziej chmielowy.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black color, massive brown head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma is dark and roastay. Taste is slightly sour coffee and dark fruits. Very nice.
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, flowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown tints and a small head.
Nose shows roasted malt, chocolate and piny, fruity hops. Restrained but nice.
Very rusty flavours with some coffee notes. Some of theirs hops remain. A bit plain.
Body feels a bit watery.
Scopey (5307) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Earl of Essex. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, bitter-sweet, liquorice, dark fruit, blackcurrant jam and crackers. The taste is scortched earth, roasted malt, toast, pepper, ash, charcoal and some astringency with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent black IPA, but not overly drinkable.
humlelala (864) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap @ Exmouth Arms) Pours pitch black with creamy, tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma contains notes of roasted malt and a surprising hoppy fruitiness that does however seem to give way to the malt as it warms. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a roasted, hoppy finish. Taste is mildly bitter from the hops mostly. Quite tasty and pleasant.