Bottle at home, 24th December 17. Pours almost black, big head. Aroma is cocoa, citrus. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, cocoa, chocolate, pretty hoppy black IPA. Good one.
kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2017
7 3 7 3 15 Draft at Foeders, Amsterdam. Very dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dark malts with grassy hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is quite faint, I expected dark malts and firm hoppiness. Instead what I get is just dark malts basically. Taste malts, dark malts, a bit dry and earthy and earthy malt bitter. Where are the hops? Good until March 2018 label says. I really don't like this as a Black IPA. To me it tastes more like a dry stout. Hmm ok. 6-4-7-3-12=3.2. -- But wait...I just finished the rating and almost finished the bottle and now some hops finally come through! Instantly makes it way better as a Black IPA.
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