weordie (367) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a foamy cocoa head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Taste is a gorgeous smooth dark chocolate that gives way to a nice bitterness and finishes with a roasted malt after taste.
tricksta_p (2087) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Stoom, Nijmegen. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, fruity notes, citrus, dark chocolate, coffee, hops. Flavour is light sweet and rather bitter. Body is thick and full. A great roasty Black IPA.
Franksv6 (577) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Oersoep Craft Beer Festival, Nijmegen.
Dark brown bear with a small beige head
Tastes like caramel, chocolate, liquorice, fruity and grapefruit.
MrHangover (3306) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thnx to Zer0. Pours very dark brown beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma has roasted malts, big molasses and light citric hops. Very nice, full aroma. Flavour is nice bittersweet, loads of licorice, light grapefruit fruitiness, awesome balance. Great stuff.
kermis (7139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Pours dark brown with a big dark tan head. Aroma of grassy hops, roast, caramel, licorice, dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
AshtonMcCobb (4072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a corner shop.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - dark chocolate and Jamaica cake. Sweet spices.
Taste - liquorice and molasses. Booze and wood.
Palate - full bodied with a big tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - good digestif, rich and complex if a bit gnarly.
Saeglopur (1116) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottled Nov 14, from Ales by Mail.
Dark brown body, with some red reflections and a big, creamy, moderately lacing, beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, coffee, dark chocolate, some liquorice.
Wonderful, smooth taste of coffee, cocoa, some ash, liquorice, citrus, pine, resin, tropical fruits.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, citric, with coffee, cocoa, slight liquorice, various subtle fruits, slight alcohol warmth.
Very tasty! Especially the flavour is perfectly balanced and really smooth. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. One of the very best BIPAs I’ve had so far!
OwainTurner (423) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Near perfect black IPA. Not fresh enough though. Well rounded and amaxin aroma and mouth feel.
gunnar (6605) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Batch 133. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of coffee, dark bitter chocolate and some nice liquorice.Smooth & creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet malty, some vanilla mixed with liquorice, weak roasty ash and malts, delicious brew.
laiti (7618) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ One Pint Pub. Batch #0133: Bottled 11/2014, BBE 11/2017. Aroma has resin, pine needles and licoricey malt. Also hints of ash & coffee. Flavour has somewhat salty licorice, coffee, some hops and mild herbal tones. A bit too salty - even medicine-like. But not bad.