Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and dark with a complex palate. Not as thick as it looks. It's like an IPA and a bock mixed together.
Gramoit (388) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Black Ipa, Would try again. Quite hoppy on the nose, whilst malt taking the lead in taste. Good mix of Ipa and stout qualities.
TBone (15703) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Saveur Biere)
Dark ruby color, good creamy beige head, lace. Woody, resiny, even caramelly-berryish nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish caramel, resin, pine. Alcoholic kick. Warming. Robust, hoppy and also a bit boozy DIPA. Black IPA this is not.
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good beer, totally dark with a huge dark beige head. Tastes of roasted malt, resins and some caramel, hops and cocoa. It’s not too bitter, but it’s really well balanced, remarkable beer I would gladly try again.
venom666 (788) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark brown color with medium to high beige head. Roasty aroma, caramel, coffee, alcohol, resin and slightly citrus. Taste follows the aroma, roasty/toasty, resiny, caramely and citrusy, but with a strong alcoholic note. Moderate bitterness on the aftertaste.
VDuquerroux (1124) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. @Les Berthom, Tours. A very dark brown, nearly black, beer with a big light brown foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Light fruits (red berries, blackberry), herb, resin, roast, toast, pepper, chocolate. Light sweet, medium dry lasting bitter refreshing ; light warming baseline. Full body, average texture, light creamy, average good carbonation, fruity resinous dry bitter finish. Overall, a really good beer ! Nice toasty spicy bitterness ; good body.
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, average head. Aroma of malt and peat. Heavy body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, peaty.
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Black, tan cream large head.
Smells..dark heavy roasted malts, sweet caramel, stone fruit and skittle citrus.
Tastes..huge stonefruit, roasty malts and dark caramel, some coffee, healthy bitterness. Really smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Darn good.
Lilja (2574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, mörk choklad, kaffe, saltlakrits, grapefrukt med toner av mint och tall. Fruktig, krämig, rund och len, fin sötma, bra balans, fin beska med smak av grapefrukt och bitter mörk choklad. Mycket gott!
BenL8 (35) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black with a big frothy head which remains. Looks really perfect. Black IPA aromas; very hoppy, lots of chocolate and even more cocoa, dark malts and some coffee, quite complex. Even some berries, maybe raisins. Flavour: some hoppiness at first which quickly disappears.
Cocoa is very intense, one can really taste the beans. Malt is not too intense, alcohol doesn’t come through either. All in all flavour is mild. Finish is not too dry. Cocoa/chocolate lingers for a long time. Really nice beer, an IPA in the nose, not so much in the taste.
ClaudeB04 (312) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Very hoppy nose.
Dark brown white head.
Bottle says only belgian hops. Very nice mix of dark beer and IPA.