caesar (7281) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
Can from Hopt.nl, canned 08 April 2016 BB 8 months after canning, 50 cl sample. Very dark brown color, medium frothy almost creamy head. Aroma gives the best of what a black IPA should be: lovely balance between earthy and piney hops and soft roasty and dark bready malts, with an extra touch of sweet cookie and chocolate to give more complexity. Medium to high hoppy bitterness in taste, some chocolate and roasty malts, chocolatey and cookie sweetness, without getting cloying. Beer remains crisp. Wow. This is simply amazing. I wondered why black IPA scores pretty high in my list of styles, but this beer shows they can be stunning. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2017
Can from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and creamy brown head. Smell: roasted malt, sweet caramel and licorice and grassy hops. Taste: medium body with creamy foam. Roasted malt, caramel and licorice notes. Grassy hops. Good attenuation. Strong bitterness. Aftertaste: dry bitterness and grassy notes. Licorice. Roasted malt. Very nice. Faathoven (105) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 30, 2016
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is coffee, roastiness, some zesty note, hoppy in the end. The flavour is amazing: starts sweet, with chocolate, then coffee, deep roasted malts and the hops come through with a nice kick of bitterness that lingers in the throat for a long time. Fantastic mouthfeel, very creamy and silky. Full bold body. No booze at all. The best black ipa I’ve ever had so far, together with Black Malts & Body Salts by To Øl. Awesome staff! fombe89 (4035) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
Lata de @Más Ibus Despacho de Cervezas, Torrelavega. 26/11/2016
Color negro, sabor tostado, denso, notas alcholicas, herbal.
GRM (4176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, Festibière de Gatineau, savoured on May 28 2016; eye: black, opaque, sheet of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, hops, orange, anise, coffee; mouth: roasted barley, hops, orange, anise, coffee, bittering hops, resinous hops, finale in coffee with presence of caramel, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, Festibière de Gatineau, savourée le 28 mai 2016; œil : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, houblon, orange, anis, café; bouche : orge torréfiée, houblon, orange, anis, café, houblon amérisant, houblon résineux, finale en café avec présence de caramel, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Appearance: Darker brown. Full head of mocha small bubbles.
Nose: Deeply roasted malts. Dark chocolate. Hints of earthy, grassy and funk.
Taste: Foremostly dry and deeply dark bitter. Hints of grass and funk. Dark chocolate with just a touch of bittersweetness
Body: Medium and lively
Parting thoughts: A very different DIPA. Less hoppy and a lot more malt character than most.
Taboada (1459) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - OCT 26, 2016
473 mml can tasted on the 22/10/2016. Opaque dark brown colour topped with a medium frothy and consistent beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, earth hops and chocolate. Taste has more chocolate than hops. Next one please! venom666 (1079) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2016
Pours a black color with medium brown head. Lots of coffee on the aroma, chocolate, roasty notes and slightly citrus. Taste follows the aroma, roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, pine and citrus hops. Creamy mouthfeel with a moderate bitter aftertaste. ametras (1731) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
473ml can at Brothers. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are chocolate, resinous hops, coffee, earth, grass and alcohol with dank, grainy and ashy notes. Full body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture. crazy_cat_lady (704) - - JUN 22, 2016
Can in Brew Box. Big foamy head, light brown. Big aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate, maybe a hint of citrus. Quite dry and bitter, flavours of coffee, cocoa nibs, leather. Lingering tarlike taste. Can’t say I am a big fan of the aftertaste.