Faathoven (104) - 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! caesar (7170) - 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. javiercrasher (622) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2017
Brutal! Intensa y equilibrada. Compleja. Lupulada, pino y cítricos. Torrefacta. Fresca y amargota. Muy buena. Canned 26/02/2017 BB 24 months lello4ever (1168) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Nera con ampia schiuma marrone molto ampia e cremosa. Grande black ipa con un bel naso erbaceo e deciso, al palato torrefatto e amaro, con quella punta dolce data dal grado alcolico. Nonostante tutti resta beverina e fresca. Finale secco. Bellissima black ipa, come. Le vorrei sempre, perfetto equilibrio di dolcezza e amaro. vbaudry (153) - - JUN 1, 2017
Smells of hops, coffee, camembert and orange.
On the palate orange, citrus and grapefruit.
Finish is a strong hoppy bitterness with lots of coffee, but it is very harmonious and not in conflict like some black IPAs are.
Alcohol very discreet as far as nose/taste goes.
Very well balanced, complex and still quite easy to drink if youre into some bitterness. Like it!
Ferris (16274) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle - Pure hop heaven, pine, grapefruit and earthy. Jet black thin brown head. Creamy mouthfeel, nice bitterness that ties on well with booze burn. All hops and some anise. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bozo_skeleton (1163) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2017
Noire d’encre, collet cremeux epais et persistant
Aromes puissants avec un tres beau melange de malts torrefies sur le cafe/chocolat caramel et des houblons portés sur le resineux.
Ronde, grosse amertume en finale sur une longueur en pin et chocolat... pootzboy (1784) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
On tap @ Imbibe – this is a dark brown-black ale with a 3 finger puffy off white cap that has a viscous mouth feel. Aroma is very roasty with a healthy pine-citrus hop tone and, yes, there is a minty note created from the hop-yeast ester combo. The flavour has big roasty-toasty malts assault the palate, hops balance with a resinous piney flare – complexity mid palate with some Spearmint, smoke, citrus peel, tobacco, roast walnut – then it goes to a rich viscous roasty-piney finish.
Every once in a while a local crafter produces a unique twist on a style that just lights up your palate – Malevolent is that type of brew. I like the cascade style (so called “black IPA”) and this take on it had everything just click right. Great brew, I hope it becomes available all year round.
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Black colour with a tan head. Roast and caramel aroma with a floral hoppy, pinecone and grapefruit note. big beer with a fruity hoppy bitterness and a citrus finish. has a slight boozy finish. I like this one alot!
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle, thanks Colin . Black , huge frothy tan head . Wonderful big fruity hop aroma . Taste is a huge fruity hop kick over a surprisingly light foamy body . Alcohol warms your ears but not really present . At this alcohol and ibu, it is I impressive to make this not just am alcoholic hop juice sort of thing . Great job guys .