Garrold (6029) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Etre Gourmet. Clear, deep red. Lovely looking, creamy, lacing, lasting, beige head. Nicely leggy, too. Nose has fig and raisin and prune. Some scorched grapefruit. Light cocoa notes. Tiny bit woody and smoky. Taste is soft, dried fruit sweet, with a smoky and charred citrus bitterness. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Drinks well under the ABV. Finish gets a little fruity, tangy and slightly estery. Nice one. vincentvega72 (1003) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016
Zwart bier met mooie crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van drop, kruidnagel, peperkoek, hop. Kruidig, hoppig, een zoetje. Het zit er allemaal in en alles zeer goed in balans. Een perfect winterbiertje. Top alweer van Den Triest !! Jerre (3865) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
Taste @ WBF - Bierhalle Deconinck 28.11.2015.
Dark brown almost black color, ,with small beige head.
Ar.oma: sweet, licorice, fruits hops. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, dark en some tropical fruits, licorice touch, bit herbal.
JorisPPattyn (10163) - BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2016
Dark brown beer, orange highlights, under a medium, cream head, stable. Light roasted notes, faint hops. Nice citrussy, mildly fruity flavours. Medium bodied, quite slick. Nose didn’t present itself as such, but taste delivered bringing it to a pleasing, nice black IPA. Beerhunter111 (23982) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
Trübes dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch würzig, sehr hopfig, Karamell. Geschmack sehr hopfig, würzig bitter, leicht fruchtig.
yespr (49519) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid hoppy, dark malty. Smooth fruity, dark malty and crisp hoppy. Bitter, fruity and slight hoppy finish. kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbier festival 2015. Appears cloudy dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, overripe dark fruit, rich malt, fruity hops, citrus and caramel. Slight herbal touch. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. 77ships (11747) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2015
Thank you! Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Apparently features Mt. Hood according to the brewer, I assume other hops were used as well. Dark brown, touch black, small mocha bubbles. Nose is licorice, candy, sugar, light resinous hops, almost hint of cheese but largely in the back. Taste is sugar, licorice, candy, sweet dark fruit, syrupy, herbal, lots of syrup, light herbal hop in the back, light dark cheese, mocha. Syrupy, dash powdery body. Not really a BIPA in the usual sense, a nice beer, almost more porter-like. Benzai (17005) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2015
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015. Murky almost opaque brownish color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, lightly alcohol, slightly bitter in the finish. Decent. jmgreenuk (10706) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at the Essen Winter Beer Festival, 2015. Poured a murky dark brown with a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is light coffee, light nettle hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a woody hop, liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel.