laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, BBE 05/2013nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Fruity aroma with resin and gooseberry bush. Also hints of nettles and roastiness. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush. some ash, vanilla and nettles. Quite rich, hoppy and balanced BIPA.
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a translucent, mahogany with some light lacing head. Nose is nice, piney, floral, cracker, bread crust. Flavor is malty, brown sugar, cracker, pine, lemon, soap. Astringent finish. Good example of the style. Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle traded with madmitch76. It pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is loaded with juicy hops and licorice. Light roast. The flavor is licorice, roasted malts, citric hops, juicy fruit and pine. Great stuff. bytemesis (8226) - 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. jackl (8022) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. Jet black with a medium off-white head. The nose is roasted malts, plenty of pine and floral hops, some bitter chocolate. The taste is light acidic coffee, more floral, spruce hops, some wood. Bitter chocolate finish. Medium/full body. Well-hidden alcohol. Overall, I don’t particularly like black IPAs, but this is very nice, well balanced.
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Cunningham (7860) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)
Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.kraddel (7783) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of lovely floral hops, citrus and some maltiness. Flavour of roasted malts, strong floral hops, citrus, mandarin orange and exotic fruitiness. Medium bodied, silky smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, roasty and nicely bitter finish. Really well balanced. Delicious.
smells like a weak IPA, taste folows
black IPA... doesnt taste any diffrent to me than an IPA , eyes closed...
and the fact this is very mediocer... nah, would rather drink something else than ...
but this aint bad at all , there’s just way better out there RichTheVillan (7762) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark black with a thin beige head, pine hop in the aroma, has a big hop taste with a background of roast chocolate malts. Dry finish, this is really good.