Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a beige medium head. Malty, chocolate and coffee aroma. Ashes, sourish tar, coffee, bitter flavour. KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
Malty chocolate aroma with barely any hoppiness. The taste is slightly sour mostly malt not much hop bitterness. This black IPA focuses too much on the malt & doesn’t have enough bitterness I think... As it warmed up it got better but still not really IPA like more like a well done stout or porter. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
lots of molasses, black bread and hops. Well balanced, slightly malt accented. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle at Antenna America. Sweet flavors of licorice, chocolate, orange, cola or root beer. Not much in the nose, kind of industrial soda tasting. Very uninspiring.
Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Dark brown color with small beige head. Roasted malt in aroma, coffee, molasses,dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Coffee bitter finish. Almost no hops. This is definitely not Black IPA, but Stout. Despite that, drinkable beer.
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some slight fruity and quite thick notes of tar. Flavour is syrup, toffee, mild toffee and roast. Quite pleasant Black IPA without all too much hops. gunnfryd (14877) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sugar, roasted malt, spices. Flavour is sugar, roasted malt, caramel, hop, spices. Medium body. OK beer. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - FEB 19, 2013
This is a stout - a slightly hoppy stout, but a stout all the same. No balance, very roasty with a mild hop finish. Missing a mid section. Left me a bit cold on an even colder night. JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Malt and licorice flavors but not much from the hops. Doesn’t really feel like an IPA. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
It pours a deep dark black with a small tan head that lasted for a good full minute. What there is of the lacing is spotty and slides down the glass slowly. The smell is basically roasted coffee beans with a bit of dark chocolate. The hops are very faint in the background. The taste is dominated by the roasted coffee beans with some malts coming back. The palate is about a medium with a decent level of carbonation and is mostly smooth and very creamy. Overall, not a bad beer, I’d probably get this again.