gyllenbock (9977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle at Cafe de Spuyt. Black with a tan head. Aroma of dark malt, some hops and grapefruit. The same in the taste. The body was medium as was the bitterness. john44 (3420) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle. BBE Apr 2018; Drank Nov 2017 - Opaque very dark brown / black in colour. Medium foamy beige head. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, caramel. Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Hoppy; good hop bitterness, piney hops. Nice malt / fruit / hop balance. Moderately bitter roast malty citrus fruity throughout. Enjoyed this. Good Black IPA. (2017-11) DijkBier (592) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle pours very deep dark opaque, with a large mocca head, that retains well. Aroma is light hoppy, choco, roasted malts; not strong; later indeed something far away soapy. Taste medium bitter, light coffee, with a stronger bitter aftertaste. Carbonation on the low side, and also rather soft-bodied, tiny bit watery. Think the beer could gain with some extra body/ABV. ZodiacM (1310) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Lekkere black IPA, hoppig, fruitig, gebrande mout, alles wat een bipa lekker maakt. Had voor mij wat sterker en voller gemogen mike_77 (7136) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Black with creamy head. Aroma is very IPA with resinous hop. Flavour is more in the stout direction with roasted burnt malts dominating.
Bosskie (951) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
Pitch black but clear, weak white head, nice carbonation. Christos (5897) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Smell is pine, resin and ash. Some nuts. Hint Of wood.
Taste is full and dry, with a creamy feel. Finish is complex, with subtle astringency, nuts, and ash, leaving a pleasant taste behind.
(De Kromme Haring Inktvis Black IPA) Tap at UBF ’17 MelvinKalksma (1760) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Black coloured body, tall and thick beige head on top, good retention.
Aroma has light citrus, oranges, roasted malts.
Taste of citrus and oranges, pine on the finish, roasted malts, coal.
Medium body. Good.
Ferris (16696) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and hops.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with toasted malts and hops.
This beer is rather complex and balanced, but lacks intensity. Always sad to see if the appearance, which is perfect here, and the palate, which is great, are the best aspects of a beer. The most important factors, the aroma and the taste, are nothint more than decent here.
Draft - Piney minty notes with dark roasty notes. Jet briwn with a nice beige head. Big herbal pine and leafy notes with dark roast thanatosti (1808) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from Alex and Susanne.
Black with a beige head. Roasted malts with a light hoppy aroma. Taste is medium bitter. Body is medium. Not very hoppy, maybe an older bottle, but satisfying nonetheless.