RasmusOtt (2961) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle @ welcome to the jungle share. Pours muddy unclear brown with beige head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel, pepper, liquorice root and some citrus. Taste of citrus, grassy hops, pepper, liquorice root, herbs and bitter lemon Peel. Klimaet (3131) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle @ Welcome to the jungle-share thanks to Jan! Pours muddy greyish brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of citrussy hops, black popper, light malty, light dusty. Taste has citrussy hops up front, licorice root, malty backbone, dry peppery finish. Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2018
07-02-18 // 330ml bottle. Purchased at BeerLovers Craft Beer Store. Congratulations Jan! Murky Spezi-like brown beer with bubbly head. Toasted malty, mild roasted. Lemon zest and woody moss hop aroma. Easy drinking but not special, expected a bit more, especially on the roasted mlalt side.
Hopverdju (1717) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2018
Troebel donker modderbruin kleurig bier met ecru kleurige schuimkraag. Geur: hop, licht fruitig, wat hout. Smaak: hopbitter, harsachtig, pompelmoes, perzik. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter. melush (5092) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2018
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Hazy dark brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is hops, tropical fruits, citrus, chocolate. Taste is hops, peach, pineapple, citrus, chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.
CraftBeerNick (3059) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2018
Bottle at home from DeBierkonig, Amsterdam, 20th January 18. Pours a murky dark brown, not great. Aroma is juicy fruit, tropical and cocoa, dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and juicy like a NEIPA, then cocoa, some bitterness. Great take on a BIPA, unique as far as I have experienced. Martinus (4763) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2018
Murky brown colour, small off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, peach. Light sweet, light bitter flavour, grapefruit, citrus, light chocolate, peach. Fruity finish. Lovely brew. janubio (1003) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2018
(from draught @ BBF '17, Bodegraven)
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Hazy brown colour, lots of floaties, small head with medium retention, normal lace. Very dirty look.
Aroma of fresh bitter hops, resins, notes of tropical fruits, caramel and toffee.
Full body, harsh texture, normal carbonation.
Taste of resins, caramel, raisins, chocolate. There's no mention of chili on the label, but sure it's hotel when warming.
Agressive, interesting and very good. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle 311217. THX to Jan . Dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, pine, tropical fruit. Flavor is fruit, coffee, pine, tropical fruits, citrus, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Easy drinable nice beer. Alengrin (6017) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
Bottle at Arendnest, shared by Goedele. Apparently an attempt (and the first one I encounter, now that I come to think of it) to create a dark counterpart for the current NEIPA craze, curious how this will work out... Medium, pale greyish beige, quickly opening head lacing in patches, over a murky dark chestnut brown beer - not completely black, and looking like very dark mud with the sediment added. Lovely aroma though: maracuja, mango, orange peel, caramel candy, cashewnuts, lime peel, grape juice, sweet onions. Fruity onset, orange and passionfruit notes, guava, sourish hint, vivid but (fortunately) finely tingling carbonation; doughy, creamy, sweet 'brown' malt body, caramelly and 'soggy bready', about the mouthfeel you'd expect from a NEIPA but lacking in the toasty bitterness a typical BIPA would contain. Ends very aromatic, pink grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, pomegranate - a basket of hoppy fruitiness, adding only very soft bitterness on the tongue and followed by a weak glow of otherwise very well-masked alcohol. I'd call this a brown NEIPA rather than a black one, but the idea is appealing and admittedly well-executed, even if it looks like mud mixed with chocolate milk...