midovark (969) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle @ Hopaholic. Black coloured with thin, long lasting beige head. Coffee and cocoa dominate its aroma and taste, with some additional, slighter hoppy notes. Medium lasting finish, light body, soft carbonation. More like a stout than a black IPA imo. stupre (402) - Nanterre, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ Mondial de la bière Paris. Robe noire avec mousse brune. Black IPA bien équilibrée qui est peu amère. Attaque sur le réglisse très agréable. FatPhil (16367) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 355ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga) (6:4:5:2:10=2.7)martjoobolut (4486) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
Deeply roasted malts, some spicy hops too, but kinda messy. Very dark, brief head settles to a ring. Messy herbal rye and nettle porridge taste. Harsh palate. Harsh finish. Acrid. Very messy beer, fails to be either stout or IPA, and isn’t anywhere in between the two. Irrelevant you say, but this is also nowhere near the black IPAs that I like that are in the neither/nor zone. What is it? Don’t care, just know my temptation to buy it again is zero.
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Pours dark ruby-black. Aroma is roast, hops, malt, citrus. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, citrus, bit acidic. Body is on the thinner side. Overall: ok. andrepintado (3486) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle at Ground 864, Faro. Dark. Thin to medium brown head. Taste is medium. Light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is roasted, coffee, chocolate, pine, fruit.
ogivlado (7856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 20, 2017
On tap at Craft Room Zagreb. Brown coloured with red glare, medium sized creamy beige head, mild roasty nose. Roasted malt, light coffe, light caramel, notes of chocolate and and pleasant hops presence with mild alcohol in rather sweetish finish. Not bad at all. ruigo (3073) - PORTUGAL - JUL 20, 2017
33cl bottle. Hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Citrus, pine, fruity, caramel and roasted. Good. loscovar (396) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle fro Saveur Bière. Stoutish aroma, roaty malt and hops taste, it’s a good beer bonkiedeaap (772) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from de Caigny in Essen, Belgium.
The beer is very dark brown to black colored and has a creamy-cappuccino foam, with nice carbonation.
The aroma is roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, cacao, coffee and some fresh hops (citrus, pine and grass) in the background.
The taste is medium to full bodied with roasted malts, dried fruits and in the background a nice hoppiness with pines, fruits and dark chocolate.
The finish is dry, bitter and has notes of coffee and chocolate. Johnstledger8 (1217) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2017
Draught. Pours an opaque black with a fading light beige foamy head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, pine, dark fruits, figs, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, nuts, caramel, grassy, pine, light citrus, dark fruits. Light oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.