Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2016, Day 1. Hazy amber color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops though not very pronounced, decently bitter. Tastes like a hoppy bitter to me. Not bad, but I wouldn’t call this a Black IPA. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Open Baladin Roma. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Very hoppy resin/pine aroma. Med body. Flavor is resin/pine. Smoothly bitter finish. Mild hop burn builds with time. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle at DØE BeerFest 2013. Clear dark amber/brown - offwhite head. Messy, yeasty, ok hoppy, ok bitterness, roasted, fruity notes, phenolic notes. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/14/13] Draught at Open Baladin in Rome. Very dark amber-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of citric and piney hops, some maltiness and a fruity note. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness with a bit of caramel, light fruitiness, a light roasty touch, citric hops with piney notes and a bitter finish, a bit grapefruity. Medium-bodied. Nice. Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Keg at the Well & Bucket, during the London Bimble. It pours cloudy ruby with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, toasty, rich roast and charred earth. The taste is bitter, roasty, toast, earth, charred wood and peppery grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good flavour for the abv. Nice stuff.
Borup (14502) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Tap. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, caramel, malt and hops. HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. really nice. kermis (13480) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Draft at Bir & Fud. Pours clear dark amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of light roast, toffee, fruity hops, caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Keg at borefts. Pours deep amber, nose is grassy, orange, grapefruit, toffee, taste is juicy citrus, sweet. Dogbrick (13014) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. The beer is a dark brown color with some ruby around the edges and a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and pine. Light-bodied with flavors of roast malt, resiny hops and a bit of citrus. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. I was honestly skeptical about an Italian Cascadian Dark Ale but I was pleasantly surprised with this above average brew.