Benzai (16916) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Almost black colored beer with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown fair lacing head. Smell malts, grassy hops. Taste malts, hops, slightly alcohol, decently bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad. bierkoning (13806) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Licorice and tropical and citrusfruit in the aroma. Firm oily hopbitter flavor with citrus and tropical fruit. Red fruit. Hints of toffee and roast. Slightly alcoholic. olio (10669) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
33 cl bottle. Thanks tiong!jmgreenuk (10322) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma is burnt and malty, some mild licorice notes, roastiness, faint chocolate and distant coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, licorice, coffee notes, citric fruits and resinous hops. Medium to strong carbonation, fits this body perfectly, sweetish bitter and a bit burnt palate. Very nice and a positive surprise.
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Pored a hazy dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big grassy hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a grassy nettle liqourice spicy pepper palate. A really superb beer. I liked this a lot. deanso (10258) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 30, 2013
33cl bottle from abcbeers.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice bitterness. Nice brew
laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
33 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 17.12.2015Hermod (8508) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Aroma has fruits, juicy tones, roastiness and resiny notes. Also some vanilla and raspberries typical to BIPAs. Flavour has hops, woody tones, fruits and licorice. Finishes with salty licorice and distant herbal tones. Nice BIPA.
33cl bottle from MrHangover, euro Swap 5. Thanks! Black color, thick dense, brown head. Licorice, roastedness, salt, yeast, hops in aroma. Flavor is sweet with roasted malt, citrus, licorice, yeast and woody notes. Very dry finish. Full bodied, heavy stuff. Perhaps on the sweeter side for me . Massive beer. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2014
x ml sample, thanks veliemboys. Pours a black colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong salty licorice, resin and raspberries. Rich flavour of roasted malts, strong citrusy bitterness, biscuit, grapefruit and rather sweet fruitiness as well. Almost full bodied and a long, lingering bitter, warming finish. Heavy stuff. Great. tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
330ml bottle from European Local Swap 4.0, thanks MrHangover!Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
BBE 17-12-15 -
Pours pitch black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grassy hoppiness, citrus, dark chocolate and dark fruitness. Taste is smooth, lingering bitter, roasty, hoppy and citrusy with some grassy notes, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Finish is fizzy, hoppy and roasty with some lingering bitterness and notes of licorice, dark chocolate and grassy hoppiness. Quite heavy black IPA, but pretty good still.
On tap at PINT BBF ’14. As Bock in Black. Muddy dark brown to black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of lots of grapefruit hops, citrus, liquorice, roasted malts. Smells good. Flavour is medium sweet, liquorice, roasted malts, hint of coffee, very hoppy, firm citrusy, mostly grapefruit finish with some sticky liquorice. Very hoppy stout-like. Medium-bodied. Good stuff.