Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy brown head.
Aroma : Rubber and phenolic notes. Caramel and piny citrusy hops. Lots of caramel, not much roasted malt. Why is this a Black IPA ?
Taste : Citrusy and piny with nice caramel. No phenolic notes. Finish nicely hoppy with pine and citrusy notes, nice roasted caramel too.
Overall : Either I’ve got the wrong beer or the style for this is wrong. This is not a black IPA but just an IPA with lots of caramel malt. Nose is slightly off because of the phenolic notes. Taste is pretty good, nice mouthfeel, nice hops. Nice long well balanced finish. Pretty good.
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, hopfig, fruchtig bitter.
Lagerboy (1073) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Clear deep dark ruby brown, slight hue, foamy tan head mostly lasts. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Sweet richer dark roast taste, some caramel, herbal earthy floral hop bitterness, faint citrus. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Hint of chocolate and coffee near the finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, body dark brown and cloudy. It smells hoppy-bitter, intensive, aromatic, hoppy, darkmalty. The taste is bitter, darkmalty, aromatic, bit roasty, nice!
meerbier (1449) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle@Home. Funk aroma but in a good way. Brown, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, malty, bitter, funky, chocolate, harsh bitter finish. Too much going on, unbalanced.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6%. Fruity and farty aroma., hint of refreshing hop. Hazy brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is rather bitter to begin with. Then comes a fruity note, and surprisingly a sort of bacterial acidity. A clean acidity, though.
Bamsen78 (2417) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you! Pours clear darkish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of citrus and a touch of grass. Mildly bitter finish. Rather unbalanced but definitely enjoyable.
andrewturba (923) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy brown with at least 2 inches of pillowy beige head with big clumps of lace on the glass. Aroma is bread, toffee, light citrus and nuts. Aroma overall is a bit weak. Flavour is roasted malts, cocoa, mild-medium bitterness, earthy, fruity, grapes and lingering dry/bitter finish. Doesn’t really fit as black ipa but maybe it doesn’t quite fit in the given categories. Overall it’s a bit unbalanced.
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with golden highlights and a ridiculously massive head that requires multiple installments to pour, then vanishes leaving a few patches of spotty lace. Aroma is chestnuts and bread, light hops. Flavour is mellow nutty malts, light plastic, moderate bitterness. Do not see how this is a black IPA. It’s actually a mess.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized off white head. Earthy, floral, roasty, chocolate, with a coffee bitter finish.
ChopperPY (51) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Les trois dames c est de la tuerie et cette Brown ale est super sympa. Une belle amertume un joli boisé caramel qui nous offre une ballade dans les bois. Merci à Raphaël est ces dames !
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