sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: dark brown beer with a brown espresso head, no carbonation. Smell: malt, spices, hops. Taste: malt and explosion of hops! Really great. Aftertaste: caramel, dry bitterness and hops. stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Black with a white head. Classic BIPA look. The beer is more like a hoppy porter though. This confirmed that as it warmed up, more goodness came out. Big malts, some body. Hops are there in the nose, but just in the bite of the flavours. gam (4000) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Large biege head dark pour soft carbonation aromas strong malts caramel malt chocolate fruit flavours dark fruit citrus stonefruit piney resin dark really top stuff this caramel chocolate crispness medium bitter smooth ale well put together the finish cracking BIPA malt and hop goodness resiny sharp alround bitter finish lovely bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bomber. Pours clear dark brown with a massive tan head that is settling as I type. Mostly chocolate on the nose, with a bit of pine and maybe citrus. Light body, watery mouthfeel, not a lot of sweetness, nutty caramel citrus pine taste with a strong coffee and pine finish that lingers. RichTheVillan (8026) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost black, creamy off white head, roast malt aroma which I fear in a BIPA, the hops are there in the taste but they are fighting to be known above the overwhelming roast malts. Fails as a BIPA but would win as a high IBU stout. The bottle date was 02/2012 so some of the hop resins could have dissipated.
Habanero (4769) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a huge tan head, leaving a fair, irregular lacing. Nose of roasted malt, citrus, wood and resin notes along with subdued flowerish aroma too. Slightly sweet flavor, that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A nice black IPA. ★★★★ Niko100 (2966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, floral hops, some caramel, & citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pine hops, some coffee, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty good. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2013
It poured a pitch black and had a body of the exact same color. A small off-white/tan two centimeter head appeared and lasted for a good minute. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Spider web lacing was seen spotting the sides of the glass. The smell was basically the coffee and the hops, combined very well. Some malts came in as the beer warmed. The taste had a creamy yet roasty coffee hoppiness to it. I’d say it was pretty good. The palate was about a medium to heavy with some creaminess coming through. Overall, this was a pretty good Black IPA or American Black Ale (whatever you want to call it). I’d get it again. SlackerMads (3433) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark brown with at small lacing light brown head. Aroma is hoppy citrus and pine and some light roast, toffee, soap. Taste is medum bitter, medum/full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Ends roasted with notes of citrus and bubblegum, reminds me of something from Hoppin’ Frog. brnandersen (4028) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
My US-beer # 100! 650 ml bottle, bottled 2/2012, poured in to a tulip. Pitch black with a larger, bubbly lightly tan head. Aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate. Hops shows a resin, grapefruit and piney aroma. Taste is bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, and a lively carbonation. Finishes rather bitter with roasted malts, chocolate, a slight fruitiness. A good beer however, the similarity to a porter is bigger than to an IPA. Lacks a bit frutiness from the hops.