Pikkio (11) - ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
if you ask me which is the best black IPA I’ve ever had, my answer is: Black Betty.
very dark colour and thick body with a nice white head. it looks like a russian imperial stout, but when you smell it, the aroma has all the complexity and fruitiness from its heavy hoppiness, added to (and perfectly balancing) the roasted coffe and chocolate tones. The flavours in the mouth are even more interesting and complex, with dark fruits notes, grass and pine, loads of coffe and dark chocolate, nice roasted hints and it also has a subtle and interesting smoky backtone (very subtle though). The alcohol is perfectly hidden and it just gives an impression of barrel aged undertone. The nice carbonation and the hoppy finish, makes this beer very drinkable and refreshing too. what else would you ask from a black IPA? JuggeL (6) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
This is the one i will drink for the rest of my life, if i have to choose one. dunnerwarder (4) - Coburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2016 does not count
Tap. black with tan head. First Nose Blackberrys and caramel.
Taste of fruity hops with roasted malt and chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonisation Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schwarze leicht durchsichtige Farbe
- geringe Schaumentwicklung
- leichte Noten nach Schokolade, Malz und eine Spur Rauch
- geschmacklich dann eine richtige Hopfenbombe ohne
je unangenehm zu werden
- eine wunderbare malzige Süße bleibt leicht im Hintergrund
- leicht ölige Konsistenz mit perfekter Kohlensäuredosierung
- im Abgang bleibt der Hopfen-/Malzcharakter sehr gut erhalten
Fazit: Fantastisches Black IPA
Krogh (8) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
En perfekt black IPA, med en lett gjenkjennelig tropisk duft. Fin balansert mellom kraftig humlesmak, tropisk frukt, karamellmalt og bitterhet. Leskende og frisk. Kan drikkes mye av. Plusspoeng for intens sort farge og rikt lyst skum.
StuBrew (19) - - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from sourced market. Superb black IPA, maybe, probably the best I have ever had and I love black ipas. It’s extremely well balanced with a great hoppy citrus to the nose but also a smooth roasted malt aroma too. It is extremely drinkable for the abv. Want to try on draft. This is so good, better than magic 8 ball. Highly recommend!! AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma: High hops, fruity, guava, passion fruit. Medium malts, caramel, light grassyness,
Appearance: Dark amber body. Medium off-white head. Fine bubbles.
Flavour: Fruity, medium sweetness, medium-high bitterness. lingering bitterness. Well balanced. toasted. medium-high maltiness. cacao, line pine,
Palate: Medium body, creamy carbonation. Light warming. Smooth,
Overall: Highly enjoyable. Well balanced. Not a quick drinking beer, but a great beer to enjoy slowly, over or after a great meal.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre
14B. American IPA (Black) Pinky77 (256) - - OCT 26, 2015
Bevuta in lattina. colore scuro. Note di lievito. Aroma di agrumi, cioccolato alloro. Bel finale secco e amaro. meravigliosamente buona. Jack_V_P (1) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2016 does not count
I am a Californian living in Denmark and had a project in Stockholm Sweden: My buddies and I enjoyed The Oliver Twist Pub... With a large list of Tap Beers, I choose Black Betty... I was immediately won over and loved the taste, color and aroma.... I have to find Black Betty in cans near me or mail-order... Or have to buy a flight ticket to Stockholm again ! sveinrhansen (2) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Fantastisk god black ipa, kaffe, mango, appelsin, tropiske frukter. Helt svart og mørkt flott skum. God og bitter avslutning. Smaker gjerne denne igjen :)