TorbenJensen (1546) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Absolutely beautiful creamy foam at this stout as I have been looking forward to taste since Beer Here always has impressed me. Already by the aroma revealed sharp hops. Taste is cold mocha, licorice and bitter chocolate. But it’s the hops that are most salient in and dominate the taste in a very special way. Palate is dry and reminiscent of IPA. I put myself in that you either love or hate this way of brewing Black IPA’s, but in my case it is the very top. Blueshawk (464) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
- schwarze Farbe mit einem ganz leichten Braunschimmer und guter, feinporiger
- gut wahrnehm- und unterscheidbare Aromen nach Bitterschokolade, Espresso,
Röstmalzen, Karamell, Bitterorangen, Nuss und Harz
- perfekte, samtartige Carbonisierung
- der Antrunk ist ein einziges Geschmackserlebnis der oben beschriebenen
- sie stehen einfach greif- und schmeckbar in perfektem Einklang nebeneinander
- IPA mit einem genialen Stout-Esprit werden in diesem Bier perfekt vereint
- alles bleibt durchgängig in perfektem Einklang, keine Note dominiert, der
erhöhte Alkoholgehalt ist perfekt eingebunden bzw. „versteckt“
- der Abgang erinnert mit der dosiertenHopfenbitternis nochmals daran, dass es
alles in Allem ein perfektes Bier ist
Fazit: Eventuell das weltbeste Black IPA
walkerrater (16) - ARGENTINA - SEP 11, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 This is my perfect black IPA. Coffee, chocolate, roasty malts and then a beautiful balanced hoppyness. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Pours dark black, as dark or even darker than some Imperial Stouts I’ve had, with 2 finger rich, frothy, small-bubbled tan head. Aroma is flawless. MASSIVE notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate (maybe even vanilla?) interweave with hints of citrus, pine, and resin. Flavor is chocolate cake, green piney hops, then coffee, roast, spice, and a hint of grapefruit peel on the finish. Body is full with lively carbonation, creamy, and finishes dry and bitter. The flavor of this divine liquid linger on for minutes between sips. Folks, when I tell you this is everything I could ever want in a beer, I kid you not. This is unreal. Legendary. I aspire to ever be able to brew something like this myself. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
This is a damn good beer! Black with a fizzy brown head. Aroma and taste of floral amber incense and citrus hops, roasted grain and chocolate with a coffee finish. One of the best beers I’ve had lately.
BeerBowler (36) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Defines the category and the black IPA. My personal point of reference. Aroma and taste bear slight notes of smoke derived from the chocolate malt and the coffee nuts I assume are a part of this magnificent beer. Easy compares to and/or beats the best works of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. No matter the mood, no matter where in the world, no matter the weather or time of the day - I’d get this if it’s on tap. I promise it’ll be love at first sight. dbeatdano (70) - - APR 2, 2014
Poured from bottle: Dark brown with a nice creamy mocha brown head.
Aroma - Chocolate, piney hops, brown bread, dark fruit underneath, hint of nutmeg
Taste - The taste on this beer is awesome. Starts out with sweet dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, to brown bread and roasted malt, to coffee and bitter, piney, citrus hops, to dark burnt malt.
Palate - medium body, fizzy carbonation, bready mouthfeel, long, satisfying bitter finish following an initial sweet chocolatey, fruity taste.
I poured this beer expecting a typical IBA with a bitter punch to the mouth. Instead I got more complexity and everything I love in a beer. Sweet fruit and chocolate, roasted malt, bitter hops, and a long, bitter finish. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
Truly an awsome beer! Black look with a thick long lasting brown head, leaving lacings. Aroma holds overwhelming amounts of piney hops, drinking it fresh seems like a good idea! Under the pine comes notes of mild chocolate, liquirce and some smoked wood. Flavor is fresh and smooth for a beer this dark. Again loads of pine in the moutharoma along with smooth milky chocolate. Medium hop bitter, a little roasted and a great chocolate cane sugery sweetness. Wont be my last, thats for sure! BigMike (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
"Hops were hurt in the making of this beer"
I just recently heard about a beer thats a combination of my two favorite styles of beer. Imperial stout, and IPA. And i knew i had to try it. Dark Hops by Beer Here is that beer.
Poured into a tulip glass. Black with no light showing at all. One finger of a roasted hazelnut color head with tremendous lacing that hugs the glass for dear life.
Smell is very hoppy. Mostly citrus hops. Chocolate and roasted malts with some caramel and coffee also.
Well can literally taste this beer change flavors in your mouth. First you get hit with the citrus hop bite and slowly it warms as you swallow and turns to a roasted chocolate flavor and finishes tasting big time of coffee.
Mouthfeel is rich and medium to full bodied. Finishes super creamy with a tremendous after taste.
This is a hell of a beer! Best of both worlds. Hops, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. What more could you want. This beer is really a good time. I’m glad i found this. I recommend you going out and getting one if you can find it.