PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2013
33cl bottle, shared with Mathieu87. Bought at Geers.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: hoppy, little chocolate, liquorice.
TASTE: bitterness that stays, quite roasted though.
Black IPA is not really my kind of beer... I don’t get the combination of two worlds. Though nothing wrong with this beer whatsoever! SuperTiti33 (893) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Brune aux reflets rouge. Nez: fruité. Sucre. Houblon. Torréfié. Réglisse. Résine. Bouche. Entré sucré. Houblon florale. Belle amertume. Légère chaleur d'alcool. Vert. Résine. Bien. Tide (4348) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and a bit of chocolate. Bitter finish with hops and coffee. Very nice black IPA. Bosbouw (3007) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Mooie donkere, koffie, chocolade kleur met een volle lichtbruine kleur. Geur is iets zoetig, toast met een fruitige hoppig toon. Smaakt in het begin iets zoetig, koffie. Nasmaak is bitter en iets fruitig. OllieBBommel (1560) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Dorqui (2261) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
’s. Foam: caramel, thin head. Colour: deeo dark brown. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: refreshing, good bitter finish with chocolate accent, low CO2. Overall: very good.
Bottled 0,33L. Dark brown color, fraught aspect with a realy creamy and foamy head of long duration. Fresh fruity hop and notes of caramel, ashed wood. Solid and round taste, fresh malty notes, smoked wood, stum and yeasty bitter final. andrepintado (3663) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JUL 30, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to bierkoning. Dark color with thin head. Carbonation is soft and nice. Texture is thin. Taste is medium to high bitter. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, chocolate, herbs, light hop. Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at JF’s, cheers James, 19/07/13.
Mid black with a medium sized light tan head that retains well.
Nose is light roast, chocolate milkshake, malty notes, hops, hint of pine resin.
Taste comprises light booze, roast malt, cocoa, touch of hops.
Medium bodied with a little ooomph, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, slightly warming booze in the finish.
Ok but one dimensional, little in the way of troipcal fruits and the booze is too evident.
Had Moor Illusion at 4.5% a few days later, a far superior CDA showing that it’s not all about the ABV being cranked up! inbirraveritas (1612) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2013
Deep dark brown colour, creamy and laceing tan head, which leaves a thin film behind.
Smell of yeast, pine and roasted malt.
The aroma contains distinct resin underpainted by coffee, caramel, chocolate and alcohol.
Mouthfeel is slick, oily.
Long and warming, grapefruity finish with alcohol and roasted malt.
Excellent, serious brew. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle: Poured a light black color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of stale earthy hops with light dry roasted malt is not very good. Taste is also dominated by stale hops with unrefined grainy notes and light dry bitter finish. Body is a bit thin with good carbonation. Definitely below par for the style IMHO.