Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not at all prepared for this beer. Called a black IPA, but I would compare it to Imperial Stouts...don’t know if they are the same or not. For all intents and purposes this is a stout to me. Burnt chocolate and coffee dominate, but pumped up with hops. I’m a big fan, but again I would never consider this to be an IPA.
tlind2 (1320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Deep brown color, tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Dry flavor with coffee, black patent malt. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. More of a stout than a black IPA, but not bad.
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Old C’s. Pours very dark brown with a thick creamy beige head. Smells like cookie malt, caramel, toasted, heavy pine hops, resin, light yeast, and grass. Tastes like a nice balance of bitter hops, sweet malt, and rye. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.
MarkoR (685) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a nice foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is malts, some licorice, coffee.
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Very basic Black IPA. Very carbonated and fizzy.
Bendrixian (1331) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with pillowy head. Big hops and caramel some pungent hops. More caramel on the palate and really carbonated that makes the brew a bit spicy and peperry. Very good.
Chudwick (2443) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle that was a little expired (best by Sept 15 2014) - Roasty for sure. Bitter but not overwhelming, just quite noticeable. Would love to try a fresher version. Slight bleh aftertaste.
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had burnt malts and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy dark ale.
Lambister (317) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tommy Knocker, Helsinki. Black color with white head. Very roasty aromas with noticeable coffee. Taste has roasty notes, strong coffee flavors and nice hops. Well balanced.
k0mpsa (1752) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at tommyknocker helsinki. Black color, white head. Very roasty aroma, coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, hops. Good balance.
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of grassy hops and ash. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and grainy with hints of grassy hops, licorice and coffee. Finish is crisp, smooth and roasty with hints of coffee, cocoa and hops. Okay, slightly grainy black IPA.