AshtonMcCobb (3780) - 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 (963) - 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 (416) - 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 (6356) - 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 (7263) - 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.
drjoeng (160) - - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9,2%ABV. Imperial Stout style dark ale
Bold malty mouthful in the style of an Imperial stout. Strongly alcoholic. Pronounced hops in the finish.
You really need to let this rest for a bit on the palate for the other beautiful subtle flavors to bloom, there are some piney hops, honey plums. fresh dates.
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Keg at Kitty’s, 20150517) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice, dark chocolate and burnt malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, burnt malts, liquorice, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy, sweet and bitter. A very well done black IPA. The burnt characteristics were more than well hidde.
androman (880) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home from Beerritz. Body is black, head is small, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is light roasty, citric, flavor is toast, spices, herbs, ash, quinine, coal. Heavy hoppy and roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting heavy hoppy and roasty bitter, alcohol is nearly hidden. Full body, thin slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation. Not too easy, very bitter, good one.
VastActiv (3868) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some citrus, coffee, dark chocolate, grain, bread, hops and roasted malts. Very good hoppy and bready Black IPA.
TBone (13853) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Almost opaque black color, decent brownish head, lace. Aroma has citrusy hoppyness, rye and toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Bready with licorice and citrusy & herbal hoppyness. Robust. Hides ABV well. Dangerous.