ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan two finger head. Aroma of sweet, roasted malts, citrus hops, and a touch of chocolate.
Taste has big malts up front that carry into the middle; bitter chocolate, burnt caramel. Citrus and grapefruit hops add a bit of complexity as they seemingly layer onto the malt character. A little resiny through a sharp bitter finish.Mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish and moderate carbonation.
mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a reddish tint tan head leaving heavy lacing. Heavy on a hoppy citrus aroma. Hops hit at the front of the flavor followed by a heavy roasted malt flavor that takes over, notes of coffee and citrus intermingle in a very complex flavor. Pleasant mouthfeel with a flavor that sticks around for a bit. Very good beer.
mtdewa1 (271) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, thick khaki head. Aroma is a burst of citrus and hops. Very good citrus taste hoppy all the way through with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Some what of an alcohol burn on the aftertaste. Very good black ipa.
Pyrmir (3263) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with mocca head. Aroma with chocolate, syrup and spicy rye notes. The rye notes are fairly clear in the flavor together with chocolate, faint caramel, spice with a suiting hop bite.
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of chocolate, hint of coffee, dark fruit.
beer_est_deus (595) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkt, mörkt röd, nästan svart med ett brun-orange skum. Doft: Malt, karamell, humle, barr, torkad söt exotisk frukt. Smak: Malt, karamell, humle, mineraler, barr, jord.
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of malts and hops. The taste is slightly watery, chocolate and malty. Very tasty, not terribly hoppy for an "ipa". Very good though! 6.5% alcohol.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at las cruces tour de beer july 2013
Pours deep brown hue with a small tan soapy head no lacing. Nose of chalky chocolate lite earthy leaffy hops lite roast. Not very complex. Flavors of faint piney hops chocomate lite chalky roasty notes. It is very well balanced but ots more of a porter than an ipa. Long leaffy and piney finish. An ok black ipa
rarbring (1258) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, porridge and chocolate.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, coffee acidity and bitter peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a dry finish.
Overall: Good balance, solid malty.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-07-20.
bubbleflubber (1783) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, this pours pitch oily black with no real head of which to speak. The nose has chocolate, some maple syrup and some vinous notes. Flavors are of rye, mixed bitter chocolates, caramel, light bitters and finish with rye. Smooth mouthfeel and substantive, this doesn't scream IPA to me like the genre suggests. Not bad, just different.
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