Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin scattered film with a medium collar thus creating good sheets of streaky lacing.
The aroma was a little on the mild side with a burnt grain malt, pine hops and an earthy yeast and had notes of bakers chocolate, roasted coffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a bit of licorice.
The taste was a malty bitter with a note of coffee and bitter chocolate early on, progressing with a slightly bitterer hoppy taste and a light citrus peel presence with a hint of licorice towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a nice dark hoppiness that was left lying on the back of the tongue at the finish.
Mouthfeel was a hair below medium in body and dry in texture with a nice mellow carbonation.
Overall this was a mildly hoppy Black Ale, with just enough roastiness to create a nice smooth drinkability...
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of an eggshell foamy white head. Sly messy lace.
The aroma had some roasted malts, light floral hop tones, light orange peel, light coffee beans and ended with a touch of dark chocolate.
The flavor was somewhat roasty with that floral quality sweetness. Some bitterness from the orange peel but really not that noticeable. Aftertaste was mainly the roasted malts and dark chocolate. Finished with the same but brought in a touch of that orange peel bitterness.
The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, as a black IPA, well, it somewhat works, but as I normally associate the style with "palate wrecking" capabilities, I didn’t really see that with this one. Maybe again. EHSRanders (2053) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Black color with large creamy off white. Mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor. Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
roasty, citrus, soy sauce, toast, black, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week lavender notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Some roast. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. kermis (13478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, chocolate, roast, coffee and malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (10136) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 11, 2015
bottle shared with Kermis Over the best before date I think.
Thick ctreamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Slight bitterness. Clearly over the best before date downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Jet black in colour, with a frothy, beige, head. Marmite, fruit cake notes, orange peel, a touch of grassy hop and dryish finish. A bit too yeasty, but good overall. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Definitely burnt / roasted malts flavors...especially in the finish. Some caramel malt, peach, Earth, hop, coffee and orange. Nice body, a tad bit too much roast int he finish.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
This pours black with a thick tan head. Nice malty aromas of sweet chocolate, coffee, and hops is reminiscent of a stout. I can taste a mild malt backbone that starts surprisingly clean and drinkable before a harsh, moderately bitter hop finish that lingers extensively with an aspirin-like bitterness. Malt character when detectible is very mild chocolate and coffee. The malt profile is nicely subdued as it should be in this style, but the hop flavors need to shine and in this case are a bit one-dimensional. llkc (2341) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
duft: græs. citrus. brændt karamel.
smag. Brandt malt. lakris. let af metal. kaffe. ristet malt. citrus