DijkBier (515) - 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 (1260) - 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 (7026) - 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 (923) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
Pitch black but clear, weak white head, nice carbonation.
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. Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
(De Kromme Haring Inktvis Black IPA) Tap at UBF ’17
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.
MelvinKalksma (1686) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Ferris (16300) - 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 (1772) - 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. orbit (176) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
Very nice IPA, with a beautiful colour and aroma. The taste of black IPAs are somewhat unstable however, not always the best and fullest and somewhat drabby. But this is one of the better ones! skortila (5970) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle from Gijs. 33cl sample. The aroma has citric hops, light roast, some tropical/pineapple tones. Black coloured beer with an off-white/beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some toffee sweetness, tropical fruits, roast. More dry bitter and a little velvetty finish. Easy drinking beer. Very nice.