ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Brown color with a beige head. Smells roasty, coffee and hoppy. Tastes roasty ans coffee. Mwah. tricksta_p (4658) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Pours a black colour with a thick brownish head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, grapefruit, toffee, spices and hops. Flavour is black liquorice, grapefruit, with a nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Excellent brew from dependable ’t IJ, get it while it lasts. PeatyPete (1057) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
Black beer with beige head. Aroma of hops, grass and hay. Taste is grapefruit and toasted malt.
deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 28, 2014
33cl bottle from the Bier Koning, Amsterdam.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Nice grapefruit bitterness. A good black IPA Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Huppel, The Hague. Pours almost black with a thick brown head. Aroma is malty, coffee, licorice, some pine, light hoppy and some grapefruit. Taste is smooth and well balanced. Moderate bitter (expected a lot more bitterness) and moderate sweet. Well balanced, but more like a stout. Nonetheless good smoothness and a roasty finish. Medium bodied.
ppils (143) - - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Color is dark. Aroma is malty caramel sweet. Taste is sweet and bitter. A good ipa. Bosbouw (2925) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Donkere bruine kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, caramel. Lekker frisse smaak, fruit, hop. Bitter. antonstoop (295) - - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl. A Black beer with a generous foamy brownish head. In the nose there is first fruits vinous, cherry syrup, followed by roasty, coffee, floral, smokey, licorice. It is a medium bodied beer, with a good carbonation. The taste is malty, dry bittersweet and coffee bitter. The aftertaste is dry bitter with spicy/herbal undertones. One of my favorites beers from ’t IJ, a good bipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Bierkoning. Pretty, opaque black pour with thick lacy tan foam. Aroma is really hoppy, nice citrusy, grapefruit aroma, some peppery hop aromas as well, light piney/sprucey notes, light roasted malt. Taste is bitter, mild bitterness for a black IPA. The roasted malt is kept well in check, no acrid flavors, really fruity, citrusy hop flavor. Palate is med bodied with light-medium carb. Very nice. bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast, licorice, grass and grapefruit in the aroma. Firm roast and hopbitter flavor with licorice, citrus, white pepper and grassy notes. Flavors come and go and do not Always get together well. But this is a nice beer.