jmgreenuk (10725) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle from Slow Beer, Fitzroy, Melbourne. I was hoping to keep this for a little while, but the bottle actually exploded in my rucksack,on the way home, coating my laptop and other possessions in beer! Poured a clear dark Brown with a fizzy, short-lived off white head. The aroma is malt, grassy hop citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter, with a citrus malty woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Cuso (8960) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle from Beerlovers, tasted at Zil Verne’s Tasting.Very dark brown color with medium light beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, zest, light coffee. Taste, caramel malt, cirus hops with zest, pines, light oranges, light notes of chili in finish. Medium long hoppy biter finish with very light coffee notes. Tasty. Pyobon (1556) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2017
(Bottle) Pours clear deep brown with red highlights, and a huge thick beige head. Lovely aroma: mainly citrus, pine hints, chocolate notes. Nice palate: medium body with creamy soft but plentiful carbonation. Taste is a little bit of a disappointment. It’s dominated by some rather burnt roast malt flavours. Over this there is some pleasant refreshing zesty orange and some chocolately hints. There’s bitterness in the finish and a tiny hint of chili burn there too. Unusual, interesting, but the taste seems to have a bit too much burnt bitterness. CacheManyHose (796) - HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2016
Botfle from Craftissimo. Drank w Matt at home the night after returning from Taiwan cycling trip. Pours a lovely dark opaque brown-black with a huge architectural foamy clotted head. Smells of stony toasty dark malt, light dark chocolate, some orange, biscuit. Taste is moderate stony bitterness, sharp burnt malt, lightly spicy chocolate finish. Body is medium, moderate bitterness, slightly chewy sharp finish. Nose is nice but taste is kind of empty. Not a bad beer but I expected something a little bit more interesting. HKdIPA (885) - HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle from Craftissimo with S back home. Dark cola brown pour with big puffy light tan head. Aroma is roasty and dusty nutty like a plain sort of stout. Taste is sort of like a hoppy brown ale in its nuttiness and roasted bitterness, not really much chili taste, except maybe a little in the finish. A bit disappointing but not bad at all.
DavidAust (279) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. OK beer, that I really wanted to love. Dark, tan head decent depth. It was the flavour that let it down - or more the marketing overselling it that let it down. Simply a beer that tries to do too much that the flavours cancel each other out. Orange zest just not noticeable, and chille - it they hadn’t told me it was there and I savoured every drop trying to find it - I never would have guessed there was any - and knowing made it hardly apparent anyway. Overall a nice Black IPA - malty and hoppy - and worth buying for that. But if you are expecting what they tell you on the bottle - be prepared to be disappointed on that scale. And before you judge - I had two 500ml bottles, and tried at 6 degrees celcuis and the second at 10 degrees. beerextreme (11) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Picking up a very subtle chilli hit blended with a nice pine resin, the rye malts coating the pallet and enhancing the flavour. Finish is spice and pint, with that toasted malt profile tillers (14) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2016
Pine and stone fruit on the nose, creamy mouth feel with pine resin and chilli hit, good length, nice beer Peterhops (13) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
The last of the Nomad beer in the fridge to try, so left the Black to last. Pours a rich black with a nice brown tinged head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a pine coming through. Pallet has a nice kick on the back, pine notes mixed with the rye texture. Finishes nicely with good length and bitterness. lharts (17) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
West Coast meets Australia. Nice beer the chillies and the rye malts really make this a delicious beer. Its not over the top like a lot of chilli beers, and has a nice subtle sweetness with pine notes and the typical rye pallet.