Travlr (13727) - 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 (29957) - 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 (2066) - 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 (7644) - 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 (1046) - 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.
Leighton (12249) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear, deep brown with a small, creamy tan cap. Loads of well toasted pine in the nose, burnt toast, some earth. Medium sweet flavor with heavy burnt bread, bitter burnt pine, some baking cocoa, burnt grass, some minerals. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Resinous, sticky burnt pine to finish, further burnt toasty bread, some earth, subtle grapefruit, some minerals. Pretty tasty overall, if a bit ballsy.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Our Black Heart 2014/4/9 Very good Black IPA. Full of toasted malts and hops. Well balanced. Very drinkable body. Great branding too. Lovely stuff.
Dorqui (2115) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at "Italia Beer Festival 2013" - Milano.
Dark amber color, deep and fraught aspect, optimal creamy and foamy head of long resistance. Complex and roast aroma, winous aged notes, rumors of roast malt, chocolate, hop. Very round and solid body, much mellow at start with decided hoppy and cellar notes. Good bitterness final.
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with an ok head. Good grassy hoppy, and roasted malts. Decent combined, and just misses something extra for me.
Taboada (409) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasted on Rome. I like the dark colour, the sweet aroma and the big and creamy head. The toasted grains define his flavour. Nice one Italy!!!