Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma of dry bitter roasted malt notes with some light green resin notes is OK. Taste is also a mix of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes with some light resin notes. Body is lighter then style average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I thought this beer was a bit short on hops flavors and thinner then I would have liked it to be. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Graham cracker, biscuit and malty aroma. Maybe a little cinnamon. Mostly black pour from bottle at home. Creamy and foamy offwhite head. Spices, chocolate, malts, and nice hop profile. Silky mouth feel. Very tasty black IPA. malrubius (3084) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from Table and Vine. Near black with dense tan head and lace. Leafy citrus roasted nuts and chocolate milk aroma. Medium roasted coffee chocolate nuts and mild plummy fruit sweetness. Very dry finish. Bitter nutty with a hint of tangy citrus, maybe oats? Creamy chocolate milky texture. Absolutely delicious...and almost gone. mikeyo1 (882) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours dark red to black and a large beige head. Nose has dry roasted notes with hoppy notes pine apple, peach, lemon. Caramel and dark chocolate. Initially a smooth texture with a drier chocolate and grape bitter finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, licorice , grapefruit, pine apple and mango. While balanced it’s a bit too roasted for a black ipa imo. Geiserich (4660) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 Bottle from SlackerMads during European Swap 2/15, many thanks. Aroma is malty, sweet, roasty. Very fruity nose with blackberries, rum plums, dark chocolate, citrus hops. Black color, brownish head. Flavor is malty, roasty with mainly coffee and cocoa bean notes, dark fruits and berries (plums, cassis) citrus, citrus peel and herbal hops. Well balanced, tasty brew.
Kita (2302) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Bottle, 0.50l and on tap & Hoppiness Beer Stop. Bottled version pours pitch black with medium soapy light brown head and yeasty particles floating. Aroma of tropical fruits, dried fruits, mild roasted malt and chocolate with raisins. Taste starts with sweet chocolate and mild roasted malt, follows by fresh grassy notes, mouthfeel is spicy and warming, while finish is bitter. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Draught version is similar, only aroma is even more pronounced with tropical character, while bitterness is even heavier than from bottle. Both editions are black as hell & heavenly good... Lowenbrau (4803) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
50cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 17-11-2014.probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
In short: herbal dark bitter ale.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Strong grassy nose. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is roasty, moderate to high bitterness, some dry. Quite enjoybale.
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Batch 916, BBD 12/2015.brunomoreno (32) - BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2015
App.: Deep brown-black with ruby highlights and a nice light mocha head.
Aroma: Quite resinous and dank, pungent citrus, light roasted malt character, a certain nasty (organic acid??) note, roastiness increases over time.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly high carbonation.
Flav.: Still quite resinous with some light pine notes, deep citrus, roasted malts come through fairly well, a slight burnt hair thing and a bit of that unpleasant/barfy note; dry with fairly big bitterness, some alcohol and a long, mouth-coating finish.
Black with a medium head with good retention. Nice mouthfeel, medium body. Hop aroma with roastness and sweet. Good balance in flavour. Great beer MidnightOwl (47) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Appearence: Dense black with beige head.
Aroma: Roasty, citrusy, coffee and full of pine and grassy hops.
Flavour: Coffee, citrus, pine and some herbal hops.
Aftertaste: Sharp bitterness with a citrus kick.