77ships (9698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2013
33 cl. bottle shared // purchased @ Hopduvel. A BIPA from Brussels lovely. Great, lovely once again from these guys & another mighty fine beer from one of Belgium’s finest brewers. Whilst I occasionally feel like these guys were becoming a bit samey in the past, they are in a completely different ballpark now, lovely. Pours black with a mocha head. Smell is lovely hoppy, I am getting grapefruit here, lots & lovely citrus hops blended with chocolate, light delicious roast, lightly grainy & great chocolate. Taste is sweet mocha, chocolate, light coffee, sweet grains, touch bitter herbs, sweet with light but clearly noticeable fresh grapefruit, wonderful citrus. Easy to drink. Damn, mighty fine, keep up the great work, proof that fine Belgian breweries can do the new styles not only excellently but also highly original. zinneke (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2013
Black IPA delight. A very nice balanced black beer. Great taste, and even greater because it is so rare to find.
An advice to the brewers; we’re waiting for batch n°2.
medium bitterness, lively, full body, thick feel, delicious! SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
bottle of beer poured in to a glass. consumed on a back porch. pours a deep dark brown with a long lasting light tan head. aroma of pleasant clean complex roasty dark chocolate and coffee. nice roast character. taste is dry clean roasted dark chocolate, toasted almonds, hint of citrus and resin hops. grate. dry. tasty. didn’t realize blackipa was bottled. always struck me as more of the dong type. Swaroga (2213) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 4, 2013
33cl bottle. Black with big tanned head. Nose : black coffee like aromas, black chocolate, dairy, nuts, some grapefruit zest. Sip : medium body with oily texture. Low carbonation. Really nice feeling in the mouth. Sweet with black chocolate and tart flavor. Well balanced. It develops really nice aromas of tart with chocolate, nuts and some raisins that last long. Really good one. The texture, body and perfectly intense chocolate bitter aftertaste. Wow. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark chocolate brown with a golden creamy head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, creamy, vanilla, little bit of bitterness, touch of hops and a bit of booze. Taste is nice and creamy, not so much bitterness. Touch of citrus. Dark and roasty, but bit of sweetness too. Very nice black IPA, definitely more roasty than bitter, lovely. Very smooth.
greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 11, 2013
A very very good "black IPA".
Thick black color, nice beige head.
Roasted aromas with a hint of hops.
Starts as a stout in taste, with roasted malts and full body and ends up in a bitter hoppy aftertaste. very nice beer. Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavors of roasted malts, pine, sweet plums, and candy sugar. Well balanced. hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
Batch 2. 33 cl bottle. Pours lightblack with a nice light beige head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter, roasted malts, dry. Very nice beer. JorgeLee (2096) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, afraid I can’t remember whence. Dark blackish colour with ruby red depths and a thick long lasting white head. I always struggle to give top marks for appearance but this must be there. Black IPA is strange stuff really. Aromas of bitter roasted malt, herbal hop, aniseed. Very full, lovely to drink, lots of complexity. Moreish bitter finish, perfectly balanced without wrecking the taste buds. These guys are awesome. Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle, 33cl, Geers. Pours black with a tanned head. Nose is well balanced between IPA (grapefruit, tropical fruit) & black (roasted coffee). Palate is great, silky, medium to low carbonation. Taste is well balanced between roasted bitterness and hopbitterness. This is only my third black IPA, and my first Belgian BIPA. It’s a great example.