DedicatedToFun (2334) - 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 (4621) - 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.
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours black with a massive tan head that slowly recedes leaving lots of lacing. Somewhat sour nose. Flavors of cocoa, tobacco, and grass. Bitter finish.
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black in colour, almost black foam. A bit hoppy but a lot of licorice and a nice sweetness makes this ber quite well balanced though the high alcohol level
Ipaswiller (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Australian galaxy hops thumps you in the mouth. This beautiful black ipa also holds a big heavy malt backbone pours black as a pirates heart with brown head. On tap.
Dether (8) - - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty intense dark beer. Thick foamy head, dark body, richly malted, strongly hoppy too.
Kosmokrator (457) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Intenso color bruno-rossastro con soffice velo di schiuma beige. Sentori di luppolo e frutti rossi (ciliegie in primis), accoppiata che viene riproposta nel gusto con note di caramello, luppolo, frutta sciroppata e malti torrefatti. Incredibile equilibrio complessivo nonostante le sfumature molto diverse, corpo medio, struttura oleoso-setosa, effervescenza gentile, finale asciutto... Incredibile e dissetante!!
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, ringed retention head. Mellow roast, pieney and pruney nose. Swells of vibrant tart unexpected so early on. Light wholemeal toastedness comes through before any smooth hops in a buttery mouthfeel. Slight sour towards the finish gives the impression this could have been more impressive than it finished on. Although with more balance I doubt it would’ve played out the same.
Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
allmyvinyl (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Bat. Looks the part for sure. Lots of coffee and dark fruits on the nose. Taste follows this, but with something slightly sour, and roasted. bitter finish. Not bad, but wouldn’t have again.
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
keg at the bat ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dry roast ... light pine nose ... little too cold ... dark roast ... little bitter ... soft chocolate ... light bitter pine roast finish