jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee Shop. The pour’s a deep brownish black color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is charred wood, mild biscuit. Bitter chocolate and ash. The taste is woody hops, spruce. Unwashed bitter roots. Earthy hop flavors. Hints of melon rind. Supporting roasted malt body. Aggressive bitter profile. Still, this is quite drinkable and pleasant. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort! Cunningham (8387) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Hermod (8347) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black color with a thick tan head. One big curtain.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted malt and rich hoppy.
Palate: Full to medium body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt and rich hoppy on a fine dark malty background. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann
33cl bottle. Poured dark dark brown with a dense, huge white head. Aroma has loads of tropical fruitiness, floral hoppy. Very inviting. Roasted malt more in the back. Flavor has roastedness, grapefruit, salt and chocolate notes.Heavy bitter, dry finish. This is a black IPA for sure, good balance, very tasty. RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Keg/Cask at William IV Bunny Basher; tried both versions side by side both quality BIPA’s, piney resinous hop balanced with a slight roast malt, the keg held on to head longer, the Keg version was marginally better for me the colder dispense made the hop taste crisper.
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 12, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is juicy fruity hops, grass, citrus, ripe apricots and mango. Taste has a lingering bitterness with notes of roasted malts, coffee beans, pine needles, licorice root. Finishes bitter and quite dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very tasty
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Tap at Irreale. Black, brown lace. Grassy, citric, light earthy hop nose. Dark roast and deep herbal notes. Muddled tropical aftertaste, kelp on the palate. Clay and perfumed pine aftertaste. A bit too sticky. Idiosynkrasie (7966) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Fruity and bitter hop aroma has notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus, cautious hints of dark chocolate. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, slightly fruity; cautious dry, roasty dark malty undertones; in the disappointing finish unpleasantly flat bitter. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
330 ml bottle.Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, floral hops, blackcurrant and passion fruit. Flavour of strong roasted malts, burnt wood, floral hops, rubber, sweet juiciness and pungent salty licorice. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and rather high carbonation. Finish is very bitter and roasty with surprisingly strong saltiness. Saltiness disturbs, but otherwise a strong black IPA.
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of peachy hops, pine, citrus, fruitiness, ale yeast and cheesy hops. Flavor is fruity and sweet with some bitter notes, Medium body, average carbonation. Nice hoppy beer. tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours dark brown, almost black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, exotic fruits and hints of citrus. Taste is smooth, and quite a nice mix of roastiness and exotic fruitness with a touch of salty licorice and grassy hops. Finish is dry and fruity with lots of roastiness and salty licorice. Quite nice, although a tad too salty and roasty black IPA.