Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Christian Scolari - hazy dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of licorice, citrus and toasted coffee; light sweet, full-bodied and quite harsh and blur palate; astringent ans very bitter; dry aftertaste of resin, licorice and citrus with lingering earthy notes - ok but quite unclean
daniele (8821) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza sentore agrumati scorza arancia discreta liquirizia secchezza media discreto amaro leggere astringenze
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Sweet and fruity, almost banana and a touch of roast with pine. Deep jet brown with a decent light brown head. Bitter, sweet and fruity with a long sweet, fruity, bitter finish.
mcberko (16595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of roasted malt upfront, followed by piney hops and some light metallic notes. Flavour is similar, with notes of roasted malt, bitter hops, metallic notes, and a rather pungent astringency on the finish. Not the most elegant beer, but it works somewhat. Brutal beer, but decent in its brutality.
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of the brewer, batch K1501, bb 30/07/16
Dark brown color, near black, with compact brown head. Deep aroma, not only roasted malts, but also dark chocolate and pungent resiny hops. The mouthfeel is well carbonated and very dry; it blends two strong characters, ashy roastiness from the malts and pungent resins from the hops; the bitterness is not excessive, there is some boutique coffee in the final.
A lot of character for this beer, this is probably what is expected from an archetypal Black IPA. Excellent. Abrasive.