worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Black with some brown shining through near some light and a lasting creamy head. Smells of fresh tropical fruit and molasses with a hint of chocolate. Tastes great. This is far closer to an IPA with hints of dark malt than any sort of balance. yet the bitterness isn’t overpowering and each sip feels new. Tastes of tropical fruit with a hint of a mild in the back. Nice. StevieT (2011) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
From a bottle. The cocoa after-taste once the hop bitterness dies back is delicious. Great stuff. Turtles (2645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle @ Man in the Moon. Black with a big creamy thick head. Hoppy and rosted aroma, citrus, coffee and grassy notes. Light smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Hoppy citrus taste with rosted malt, chocolate and lemon zest. EdKing (2584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. Opaque very dark brown with a medium beige to dirty white head. Nose is milk chocolate, roasted malt, hints of liquorice and molasses, tropical fruit, citrus fruits, pine. Taste is grapefruit, roasted malt, liquorice, slight Marmite, pine, hints of chocolate. It’s quite bitter, with both salty yeast extract, roasted malt, pine lingering with some dryness on the finish. It’s strong, bold, but ultimately not a beer style that quite works for me. bytemesis (8353) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Ben! Pours clear black, light creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, pine, citrus, slight roastyness, coffee. Medium body.
Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2015
Totalmente negra, espuma bege de média retenção e formação. Aroma lupulado torrado, leve café e dulçor, intenso. Paladar segue as impressões do aroma, com dulçor um pouco mais presente, prazerosa. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste torrado, chocolate amargo, amargor decrescente. Muito boa. Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 1/10/2015. Pours close to black with a smallish head. Has a quite powerful aroma featuring fruity hops and some dark malts. Take a sip and you are immediately taken by wonderful bitter sweet contrast, with a cacophony of flavour, including roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, tropical and stone fruit. This is sweet, very hoppy and oh so delicious. The palate is slick and the carbonation soft. Definitely amongst the best black IPAs I’ve tried. A wonderful brew. TimE (5808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
Very dark brown color with light brown head. Very hoppy nose with tons of citrus notes under pinned by roasted malts. Medium full body, tons of cotton candy, citrus notes with excellent roasted malt character. Sharp malt and hop character. Lingering roasted malt finish. Excellent example of the style, but doesn’t make top three for me. sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Schiuma marroncina molto abbondante, colore nero con riflessi rossi.
Profumo molto intenso, buonissimo, di frutta tropicale, agrumato, erbaceo.
Sapore tostato, dolce di malto appena percepibile prima dell’avvento del grande amaro, agrumato, lunghissimo nel finale, anche tostato. In bocca oleosa, facile da bere nonostante la gradazione e l’intensità dei sapori. Somiglia molto alla Black Hop Sun della Granda. Una bomba. kanaclane (480) - - SEP 16, 2015
Nez: Malt rôti, pin, agrumes
Bouche: Crémeuse, malt rôti, pin, pamplemousse, fruits de la passion
Une amertume douce en fin de bouche accompagnée d’un léger grillé et d’une sécheresse
Une bière excellente