k0mpsa (2107) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, fruity, hoppy and coffee. Roasty and hoppy taste, coffee, balanced.
pricey290483 (729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not for me this beer very dark in colour alot of coffee in the aroma and the taste wouldn’t have it again.
Florya (1208) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, small tan head. Aroma : chocolate, spice, some coffee, fruits. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
berlinoise2go (681) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Small light beige head leaving scattered lacing. Aroma of soy sauce, roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly watery palate. Mostly dry taste with salty licorice, balanced by discreetly sweet roasted malt. Pronounced bitterness in the finish.
GuideDogSaint (914) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and chocolate. Dry bitter sweet finish. Nice.
ClubGonzo (4998) - 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 (645) - 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 (10436) - 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 (269) - 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 (2541) - 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?