KarlPopper (119) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Great and long creamy head giving beautiful lacing on glass. Pours black. Aroma explodes with hops, firstly more herbal then citrus. Great notes of dark malts combine with herbs countered by nice mandarin like notes which make this bear very drinkable. Alcohol is well disguised. Palate is rich from herbs through dark malts, melanoidines and citrus hops. Almost perfect CDA. Itís the best Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale I have ever drunk!!! Kurdos to De Molen. Drunk from bottle, 4 months after bottling (date 19/12/13). LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2015
Waooouh! An amazing black IPA. Great hoppy nose full of grapefruit, tropical fruits and hints of caramel and smoky wood. Beautiful deep dark colour. Taste is perfect, well balanced, nice bitterness, great finish... I am very impressed! scarab (71) - - OCT 15, 2014
One of the best black IPAs Iíve ever tried. Nice balance between hops and malts, great aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, coffee and chocolate, marvelous taste of hops and malts. Great one! erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2014
Wow. That was my first impression. On the one hand because I didn?t expect such a big beer, even knowing that it?s a black IPA from De Molen. But on the other hand, it is simply so unique. I tend to think it takes quite something to surprise me, after almost 3000 beers, but this does it. Also it?s just plain tasty. The aroma with deep roasted malts, some chocolate and a true hop kick reminds me very much of licorice and salmajak, so undoubtedly this was named after the Dutch ?zwart-witjes? candy. Except in liquid form with lots of hop bitterness to enjoy, many layers of roasted malt goodness and an alcohol warmth that asks for more and more. I adore this one. Powerful, unique, flavourful, challenging, brilliant. (33cl bottle from Saveur BiŤre) mgajdaczewa (2098) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Piwo z tych urywających dupę. W aromacie czuć chmielowość idącą w nuty leśne, sporą paloność, kawę zbożową, początkowo wyczuwałem też lekkie nuty wędzone i kakaowe, ktůre szybko zanikły. W smaku poezja: doskonale grają ze sobą słody palone (kawa zbożowa) owsiane (kremowa tekstura) i żytni (ziemistość, oleistość, pełnia), do tego wyraźna, acz nieprzesadzona goryczka, doskonała pijalność mimo pełni. Dobrze ukryty alkohol. Doskonałe!
Dudu (1) - BRAZIL - APR 30, 2014 does not count
e Lupulada, baixa translucidez, de carbonatacao mťdia e uma boa formaÁ„o de espuma. Bela Black IPA. Lore (2671) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 20, 2013
dark, coffee-like colour, moderate brown head; aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate and citrussy hops (less dominantly); taste of citrussy hops and roasted malts/coffee; excellent black IPA minutemat (5420) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. I should pay more attention to what Iím buying in future.. picked this off the shelf in a hurry and thought it was a wit.. didnít half get a shock pouring this in the glass! Pours pitch black with beige head.. immediate first impression was of Salopianís Black Ops imperial stout with amarillo and sorachi ace hops.. except this has amarillo, chinook and Nelson Sauvin.. itís dark and heavy but with a sharp hoppy zing; melodious hop notes that resonate and sing long after itís touched your tastebuds. Incredible beer thatíll make the 7 long months until Boreft incredibly painful. nickel (1092) - UKRAINE - JUN 11, 2015
Good IPA enhanced by caramel and roasted malt. Tender aroma of coffee makes it perfect Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black color with a big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and rich grapefruity hoppy. Fruity notes.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, coffee, fruity, grapefruit hoppy and a fine dark malty background.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Martinus