Mr_Pink_152 (5550) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from De la Senne in Brussels. Nose is chocolate malt and yeasty dough with a background effect of peppery hops. Rich, soft, cake-like texture with frothy carbonation. Semi-sweet with moderate bitterness and mild acidity. Chocolate malt dominant. Overall kind of plain in the nose, but the texture makes up for that. Doesn’t fall in with what you expect of American Black IPA, which is a good thing. Ratebeer had this listed as an alias to Equinox Winter, which was marked as retired, which seems sloppy and incorrect.
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2007 Total Score: 4
750mL bottle. Pours dark brown with a mocha colored foamy head, almost resembling a nice nitro poured head. Soft nose of roasted malts, creame, toffee and vanilla, it has stout characteristics but also resembles a few Anchor Xmas ales I’ve had. When warmer more of the banana and clove yeast scents are noticed. Creamy and soft on the palate, fresh and smooth and creamy mocha, Belgian yeast, lightly dusty and tasting of dark bitter bakers chocolate. A great beer that blurs the division between stout, quad and spiced winter warmers.
Bottle from crafty bottle Lincoln. Dark chestnut brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma coffee and chocolate with fruit. Taste mid roasted and citrus bitter. Full rich body. Moolesen (593) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2017
bottle 33 cl. dark brown with a beige foamy head. "Soft" aroma, hints of some roasted malt with some toffee. Full bodied taste, roasted malt and bitter hops. Nice beer. ardeo (547) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2017
En fût aux HoppyDays de Liège. Couleur brun foncé genre coca. Nez sur les malts torréfiés, le café et le chocolat. Saveurs : caramel, chocolat, un côté herbacé et une forte amertume finale. Bonne BIPA bien typée. ShaughnDolèzal (16) - - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 very nice. more of a stout? lacks hoppyness, but maybe i kept my bottle a few months too long before drinking. (within date though). very nice coffee aroma. more of a brown rather than black (zwet) brandy cools (28) - antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Smells like coffee with touch of milk, bitter chocolate and a touch of citrus. Taste has a lot of stout, that bitterness but than with a sour touch.I sense some yeast in aroma and taste too. Looks black with little head. Full body. Okaye beer.
Michael27 (2365) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Direktlieferung aus Belgien). Wunderbare Balance aus Herbheit und milden Malznoten. Perfekt versteckter Alkohol. edgallow (4479) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, yeast and citrus. Taste is chocolate, yeast and citrus Finn (8155) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2017
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket på Lillehøgda. Ultramørkebrun. Middels høyt skum med litt farge. Kremlacing. Lett mandelaroma. Smaken mørk frukt. Tørr avslutning. ChewyBeer (419) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 29, 2017
Appearance: dark brown almost black. Good tan head with retention and lacing
Aroma: roast malts and coffee
Palate: medium full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation
Taste: roast malts, yeast, fresh hop flavours, bitterness on after taste with pleasant alcohol warmth
Overall: really enjoyable beer Fullpintofbeer (443) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2017
Tap @Bristol Craft Beer Festival 2017.
Small off white head, dark brown, lightly cloudy.
Roasted malts, coffee, cucumber???
Lightly sour, astringent/dry finish, full body. Very so-so.