omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Aroma of aniseedand grapefruit. Sweetish, fruity medium to full bodied. Minty black currant, grapefruit and licorice. Mid bitter finish.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a 1 inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles. Awesome aroma with loads of citrusy hops, some pineapple and a hint of rubber upon a deep exhale. Very dark crimson brown in color. The body is kind of lifeless in the mouth. Thick and heavy and oily. Lots more citrusy flavors along with some roasted grains and herbals hops flavors. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Not sure about this one. Just seems like a lack of carbonation and mouthfeel hurt this brew considerably. Maybe just an imperfect bottle.
86Moose (60) - - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 hop five hop varieties, hemp seed 7 A 9.2% ABV. Enough said!
Roasted, dark malt character. Citrusy hop aroma. Notes of mild dark chocolate and a hint of sweet licorice. Smooth start & finish.
PhillyCraft (3221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Multiple bottlesm really liking this black ipa with hemp seeds. Pours a brown maroon color, deep body. Lacing is medium, head was small. Aromas of roasted malt, licorice, floral hops, citrus, pine, and other herbal scents. Taste is an awesomely balanced black ipa filled with delicious malts and hops working back and forth, caramel, mollases. Really strong hop presence. Warming. Maybe the hoppiest black I have had yet. Very good.
punkinold (3) - West Kingston, Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a fine Black I P A. Aroma was citrusy, head retention was good, smooth hoppy aroma. Taste was slightly weak for an Imperial. Overall decent drinkability.
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oliver Twist. Black with a creamy beige head. Some roasted malts blending nicely with citrus hoppiness. Very bitter, but good body. A nice one.
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cola brown with a tan creamy head. Aroma of resin, hops, and chocolate with chocolate, roasted malt, and a hop bite at the end. Creamy mouth feel. Strong beer, but not overpowering.
elizabethmarie (37) - - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, good aroma. Some bitterness with a bit of an after taste. Overall good beer.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, almost black in color. The hemp smell is great and adds a unique aspect to the beer. It is strong, but not overpowering. Gives a sticky feel in the mouth but that is a small price to pay to drink this beer.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to ruby red when held up to the light, it has a two finger tan head, there is a fair amount of transparency for a beer that is considered black. Aroma is spicy resinous piney hops, chocolate, and creamy, very nice. The taste is a blend of chocolate malt and hops, the finish is a wallop of resin and marijuana, which makes sense since there is hemp seeds in it. Definitely a black IPA for the extreme hop lover, and I am one of them.