swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Euston Tap, London, black pour. Light chocolate aroma with light herbalness. Great flavor, roast with well balanced bitterness. Very impressive black IPA McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from beersiveknown - many thanks, Steve! Pours out in a deep black colour with medium body and steady head. Aroma of fresh hops and roasted nuts. Taste of fresh hops, nuts, barley, spruce, oak and barrel. Fresh and citrus finish. Nice one. MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: flowers, citrus fruits, grapefruit?, notes of roasted malts. Appearance: black, medium creamy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, molasses, bread, cereal, light bitters at the very end. Overall: great Black IPA, very decent aroma and amazing palate. Pint at the Buxton Tap House, Buxton. Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark brown body, almost black with a beige head. Nice aroma with citric fruit, pine and some roasted malt. Flavor is refreshing fruity, some pine, dark malt, light roasted and decent bitterness. Medium body and OK aftertaste. Quite nice and smooth, but a bit on the safer side and actually rather standard black IPA. Inbreak (6711) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
14.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Holmen1 (6643) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and fresh roasted, dark malts, pine needles, caramel, hops, coffee, bark, licorice, grass, leafs. Taste is dry and roasted, dark malts, coffee, pine needles, lots of hops, burnt caramel, bark, soil, weeds, grass, leafs, licorice. Longlasting bitterness, dry and a little thin mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Nice enough.
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13: definitivt friskere og mer sympatisk enn Hardknott Code Black (også en svart bleking). Syrlig og litt medisinal, men allikevel god medisin. Interessant blanding av sødme, syrlighet og mørk bitterhet. God fylde, men stilarten (som språklig er en selvmotsigelse, a contradiction of terms ville en engelskmann sagt) er foreløpig ingen favoritt hos meg. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with super nice notes of green hops with light piney notes. Taste is also dominated by deep roasted malt notes with some fresh green hops notes is really enjoyable. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Superb balance between green hoppy notes with some lightly roasted malt notes. I wish this beer was available locally on a regular basis. Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle (33cl): Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius:
Medium sized beige head. Deep dark black brown beer.
Aroma is incredible yet smooth and not exaggerated hoppy with some nice roasty tones. Very well balanced!
Flavour is more or less the same as the aroma but than with more fruit, bitters, resin, some sweets, little pine tones and floral tones.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, herbal and floral tones, light grassy, very hoppy and a toast sprinkle.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
Serious delicious beer! zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brow to black, ugly, aroma of orange, tangerine, fresh, flavor is roasted and smoked with tangerine and some acidity tones, medium bodied MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
Not a bad one but also not relly hitting what I like. Thick, strong with some coffee and roasted malt. Classy classic.