Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017 reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite smoky with not much else. Taste is also smoky with some piney hop bitterness and a dark chocolatey sweetness. Medium bodied with some light carbonation. A very strong flavored beer which is a little harsh on the palate, but interesting enough to get a must try at least once.
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. BlazerT (1108) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Tasted this some time ago. Dark brown to black with light brown, semi-thick, medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted, burnt, smoked- woody) with lightly spicy and licorice character, also lightly tart. Taste is light to medium sweet with moderate bitterness, which later on becomes drier and more intense. Medium body, watery to oily texture, rather soft carbonation, finish is super roasted with strong tart and woody accents. In general I found this beer odd, but very interesting. This one is not for the beginners, it has very complex taste and aroma. For sure it has to be on the top list of smokey and woody geeks. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown, huge head, fruity aroma, marmalade, orange, chocolate, fruity flavor, marmalade, orange, chocolate, medium bodied. skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Bottled. Small sample. Old note. The aroma has raisin, bit roast, some citric hops, hint of smoke. Bit hazy, dark coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, bit sweet, has light roast, some citric tones, fruitiness. Medium bodied. Nice. Holmen2 (3651) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
Backlog. From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 22.04.13. Slightly unclear dark brown. Low, but persistent head. Aroma of smoke, some sweetness, strawberries and amber malt. Tate of dark caramel and citrus, with some smoke. Smoke, sourness and hops in aftertaste. Appropriate carbonation. An exciting beer, but a little to sour,
kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Stas and Vova. Opaque dark brown with a beige head. A little roasty, chocolate candy aroma, bitter, a little alcoholic, a little stale and nutty taste. Medium body, fair fizz, long and a little malty finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of roast and very stale hops. Dry bitter flavor with roast and stale hops. Medium-bodied. pastymc (43) - Niscemi, ITALY - MAY 14, 2015
Bottiglia da 50 ml
Molto scura, con lievissimi riflessi ambrati; cappello di schiuma color nocciola, intensa e persistente. Al naso pungenti note affumicate, odore di sottobosco, di fogliame bruciato, poi di nocciola, caffè, leggermente etilico. In bocca gli aromi affumicati e tostati del malto vanno ad esaltarsi, con sentori di carciofi arrosto, ancora caffè, leggero caramello. Il finale ci ricorda che è un’India Black Ale, facendo fuoriuscire la luppolatura che ben va a chiudere e bilanciare il tutto. Carbonazione medio-bassa, corpo medio-alto.
Ben strutturata e ben equilibrata, piacevolissima scoperta
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2015
50cl bottle. Batch 690 brewed 27.11.2013. Pours dark cola brown with reddish accents, thick foamy uneven light beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, citrus peel, candied fruits. Taste is roasted malts with some smoked and meaty notes, some ground coffee, faint citrus. Probably the hops are mostly gone but the beer aged quite good overall. Very pleasant mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. scirtes (625) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle, batch 690. Beer is black with beige, long lasting, creamy head. Very nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, some dried fruits, raisins, plums, only some hints of smoked malts (?). Sweet with some bitterness. texture somewhat oily. I can’t feel hops aromas, but the beer is not a very fresh one (brewed 27.11.13, bb 27.05.2015). Would never say this is black IPA, nevertheless a great beer, worth trying.