MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance like that of a schwarzbier; dark, almost black with a light, tan foam. Nose is of piney, Pac-NW hops and a touch of chocolate. Very fresh smell. This particular hop flavor is not my cup of tea for some reason. Resiny, piney but lacking any citrus that could improve the depth of this hop focused beer. There is a slight roast note in the finish but if I were blind, this would just be another middle of the road IPA.
daniele (4774) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark medium head roasty hint of coffee medium dry good bitterness some malty note
Scura buina schiuma discreta persistenza sentori tosti una buona luppolatura mediamente aromatica discreta secchezza
AdiBeer (438) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: floral hops, some fruits, hints of iron. Appearance: dark brown, small creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: turning medium bitter, toasted flavours, roasted malts, dry long finish. Overall: very nice Black IPA. Bottle at the Lazy Fox, Fulham.
kps888 (2) - Herlev, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
coffee, leather, black, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
zacgillbanks (1740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. This dark brown-black beer pours with a large foamy head. It has a very rich chocolate and pine flavour, red fruity and slight citrus notes with a roasted creamy and fruity finish. Excellent!
tore_pettersen (150) - - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske fra SB Strömstad. Nesten svart, tynt beige skum. Aroma av kaffe, minner om en stout... Utpreget kaffesmak, tørr kort ettersmak.
arsol (353) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bortimot svart med tynt beige skum.Lukter kaffe, rosin og sitron. Kaffen kommer mere fram i smaken. noe tørr og bitter i ettersmak.
dado93 (117) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Black color with big beige head, hoppy and citrus aroma and taste, dry, well balanced and not excessive, low hoppy aftertaste
Martin243 (670) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from the wife, served cool in a 1/2 pint Chalice. Deepest brown with a thin off-white head. Citrus and liquorice aroma. liquorice and blackcurrant, treacle toffee and bitter marmalade flavour. Creamy mouthfeel. Up there with the best.
Marduk (1938) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy dark copper color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Pine, sweet, roast, grainy aroma. Roast, coffee, malty, grassy, grainy taste. Nice fresh roast in aftertaste.
MattiasA (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black IPA that’s decent slightly above average. Nothing immensely special or exciting, the dark malts become a little too overwhelming in the end. (Could be because the bottle i had was a couple of months old.)