ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is leather, grains, chocolate, grass and hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is chocolate, grains, leather, grass, herbs and hints of coffee and mild citrus. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. A pleasant enough BIPA firmly planted on the stout-ish side of the spectrum. Enjoyable, but not amazing.
anstei (1229) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours quite dark, but not extremely. Prototypical porter nose and taste. Good, but not outstanding.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. Pours black with a medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a touch of fruit. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
morri (277) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Nearly non-existing tan head. Dark brown, almost black opaque body. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, soy sauce and liquorice. Mostly sweet on the tongue. Slightly salty.
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours quite dark, black in glass, thin beige head. Smell of coffee, dark malts, hints of liquorice, some earthy aromas. Moderate sweet, roast and coffee up front, some ash an dark malts next, then a moderate bitter coffee finish. Not so much of a black IPA for me; it’s more like a good porter. Maybe the hops have faded totally?
alberti92 (159) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. On The nose it has a lot of roasty characters mixed with almost a peaty whiskey smell. It has low carbonation with a medium body. It has a very bitter coffee, smoky and dark chocolate taste with a slight citrus finish. Very nice
theswiftsa (71) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin tan head.
First taste of burnt chocolate/coffee malts, with a dry and slightly bitter finish.
Well balanced Black IPA
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle between five on 8th Dec 2014 during the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange group: cheers Paul for this. Dark ruby/brown body with a full beige head. Nose of chocolate and earthiness. Flavour wise it again had some dark chocolate and earth like flavours but the hops came into play more. The finish being dry and bitter. Different and interesting.
MrTipple (3683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: resin, ripe fruits, light coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, resin again, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice Black IPA, excellent palate. Pint at Roundhouse Taproom, Hong Kong.
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate caramel malt with nice treacle notes, roasted coffee, light butterscotch, very nice. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, resinous and smooth, light musty character, very nice.