Alpha10 (205) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013/08/10 - Pours a dark drown/ deep ruby colour with a large, frothy, tan head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is dark fruits, molasses, toffee and dark cocoa. Taste is similar to nose with a bitter cocoa and a hop aftertaste Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation and a bitter, drying finish. Interesting beer. Well balanced and rather enjoyable.
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SuperTiti33 (230) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire. Beau collet beige moka. Entré sucré mais vite coupé par une forte amertume. Houblonné. Torréfié. Fruit noire. Résineuse. Ananas. Chocolat noir. Excellente.
pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the LCBO in celebration of IPA day. Dark mahogany with a very light and bubbly mocha head that settles down nicely. Wet earthy hops with a nice resinous aroma, some semi-roasted malts which seem out of place but actually work well, hints of molasses as well. Moderate carbonation and body, smooth with some initial sweetness that balances out the bitterness, a wet dryness if that makes sense on the finish. Tasty.
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle [8.2% abv as per label. Thanx to Antonie and Patrick!]. Darkest brown colour with average, firm, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma with a roasty touch, hints of coffee, a touch of ashes, cautious hints of blue and other dark berries, herbal and earthy hoppy overtones. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, minimally sweet fruity undertones, hints of blue and dark berries, some milk chocolate and dark bitter chocolate; lasting bitter finish. Black IPA with a somehow unpresent, supplementing malt basis, very integrated flavours making it hard to set a demarcation line between hop and malt partitions. And exactly therefore unhappily a bit too unhopp(il)y.
Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at the source. Pours a black with a thick tan head, leaves nice sticky lace clumps. Nose is sweet (very sweet), a touch fruit, maybe some citrus, malts. Tastes like chocolate and is definitely bitter.there is a bit of fruit and a touch of chalkiness. Nice, but not what I expected from an IPA.
sudomorph (264) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Pours black with a two finger head that fades to a film. Aroma is of yeast and roasted malts.Taste is slightly sweet/bitter. Roasted with a bitter aftertaste. Slightly creamy texture. Low to medium body and carbonation. Needed more of a hop characteristic to be called an IPA. Not a bad beer but not my fav.
lotsalaughs (118) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, toast, roasty, hay, grass, resin, earthy, black, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish
Dark black pour with slow rising, persisting tan foam. Burst of hop aroma initially that hits hard. Green hop aromas of grass and spruce resin combine with the burnt toast sweetness of the malt. Taste is very bitter, but as one prgresses through the glass, a malty sweetness begins to take hold. Mouthfeel is thin with an average carbonation. Noticed some chalkyness as well. No noticeable alcohol heat despite higher ABV. Finish is mildly dry, with a pronounced dark, burnt coffee bitterness that lingers a long time. Reccommend serving at slightly warmer temp: 8-10C to allow for full aroma and flavour appreciation. Nice beer.
manisthebeer (162) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice dark deep malty smell with the hint of bitter hops amzing black color with a dark brown head taste is malt start the stone cold stunnered with bitter hops then a solid malt finish hell fuckin yea
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, with a hint of ruby and a large rocky coffee and cream coloured head, leaving copious lacing on the glass. Complex aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, toasted grains, caramel, citrus, pine and herbal hops. Medium bodied, with a little more carbonation than I prefer, the taste is an epic battle of sweet malts and bitter hops with flavours like the aroma and a long dry acidic finish. Excellent.
fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, chocolate, dry, coffee, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.