jackl (8286) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Deep brown, small head. Coffee and tree bark. Chocolate ice cream. A bit more on the bitter end of the black IPA spectrum. Toffee and pine cone. Medium body, strong carb. Decent. Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to the CDA first lieutenant, Colin. Pours deep brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose has dark fruits, mellow cocoa, soft roast. Light to medium sweet flavor with strong, slightly harsh bitter earth, baking cocoa, charred wood. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Burnt wood on the finish, light raisins, bittersweet cocoa. Pretty straightforward, pretty decent. Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruces. It pours darkest brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is earthy, toasty, treacle, toffee, liquorice. Earth, rocky road. The taste is rich, roasty, bitter, rocky road, cocoa, ash, dirt and citrus peel with a bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent. yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. A hazy, dark brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. The aroma has a pleasant piney and resiny touch and some faint roasted notes. The roasted malts at a pleasant level. It’s quite hoppy in the flavor, with some roasted notes and chocolate. Quite bitter. Full-bodied and quite pleasantly carbonated. Lasting finish with hops doing more than the malts. A nice black IPA that is almost easy drinkable. Not much impact from the malts, which is good. 140420 Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
CraftBeerNick (2725) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Pours dark black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, orange and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle at home, 19th April 14, very nice black IPA, good toasty aroma, taste is floral hops, and good balance if toasts malts, liked this one charlotte (5414) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
Bottle.Almost Black colour with medium head.Aroma is rosted with flavor of coffee beans and chocolate.Flavor was hoppy and note of dried fruits and burnt malt. tore_pettersen (195) - - APR 12, 2014
Flaske fra SB Sälen. Nesten svart med mørk skum. Masse humle i aromaen, pluss sitrus og faktisk litt kaffe. Nydelig humle/grape smak, medium kullsyre - mye bitterhet. Veldig bitter ettersmak - GOD! TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Bottle From systembolaget. Brown lastning head. Hoppy aroma blended with black roasted malts. Roasted malt taste with a big bitterness. Medium body and half balanced for a black Ipa. mjs (7582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - T-203 -BB 2014-06-12, from Systembolaget, 20140401) The beer poured almost black and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had fruitiness, liquorice and smoke. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, coffee, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, ashy and bitter. A too burnt brew.