tricksta_p (1098) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, some hops. Flavour is roasty, a bit hoppy, with some sweetness and bitterness in the finish. Definitely leans towards Black as opposed to IPA. Which is not a bad thing for this brew.
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Deep black color with beatiful huge beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, hops. Flavor is roasted, wood, hops, bitter, coffee.
Maarten1993 (291) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank with Masum in Kandinsky 26-3-2014. Instantly liked this beer. One of the best beers available in mainstream beer pubs (in the Netherlands). Too bad it was on substitute draft. Great mix between IPA and an awesome stout (mostly the last one). Smells IPA like, fresh. Taste bitter, rich, chocolate. Iím not really good at this describing stuff haha, but itís a really good beer!
JanEric (991) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, small off white head. Aroma has fresh hops, somewhat citrussy. Bitter taste, full bodied, malty, with some chocolate in it. Nice combi of dark beer and IPA, hop aromas and bitterness. Bitter finish, good lacing.
SimonTja (261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown to black with a thick beige head. Smell of cocoa, earthy, pine, some spicyness (?) a lot of carafa input. Taste quite roasted which follows with a sweetness combined with some nice hop bitterness, super high drinkability for the 9.2%, very easy going, but not something super off the charts, I expected some belgian yeasts, they were not there, and the hop profile is quite simple, some spicyness and a short but well giving bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, champagne bubbles.
HermanW (1030) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml fles @home. Gekregen op mijn 34ste trouwdag. Dit is wel een erg zware black IPA. Geen doordringende alcohol smaak.
sinfull (832) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color , good off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hoppy citrus notes and coffee. Taste is very hoppy with notes of tropic fruits and roasted malt. Full body , moderate carbonation . Long bitterness in aftertaste. Great!
MonsterMagnet (198) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy notes, chocolate, citrus, bit of alcohol. Taste: coffee, roasted malts, hops, hints of tropical fruit, light sparkling carbonation that quickly disappears in the mouth and smoothens. Fairly bitter with a long lingering warming coffee/cocao/citrus finish. Love it!
DrSilverworm (6367) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz taster on tap at Brass Tap. A black IPA?!!? Awww yes.... Clear very dark red color, kind of brown from a distance. Thin tan head, leaves good thicker lace. Great chocolate cocoa notes, some earthiness. Something like cookies. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kinda slick, but finishes lightly dry. Some dark fruit flavors. Very lightly spicy. Nice, tasty stuff to try. Impressive belgian black IPA.
DwarfeD (932) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Sweet with bitter coffee notes. Caramel, dark fruits, spices and herbs. A great dark brew!