Mjp12 (2121) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Fantastic aroma, and mouthfulls of flavour, fom a draft measure in brewery tap. Better than the ipa. fkoolen (1403) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
Beautiful bottle. Deep dark brown colour, big foamy beige head. Surprisingly sweet hoppy nose with citrus fruits, strawberry but also some porter/stout tones to be distinguished like (roasted) coffee and cacao. These tones come back in the taste with mainly sweetness and citrus hops in the mouth and a roasty, dry aftertaste: near perfectly balanced, surprising and complex. Firm body, relatively high carbonation but very drinkable with a pleasant mouthfeel. Definitely a beer I’d recommend. androman (2982) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
On tap @ Brouwerij ’t IJ. Black color, strong brownish head. Aroma cannabis in the nose, smoked malt, roasty, toast, ash, slight coffee and dark chocolate. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness. Full body, very dry, soft carbonation, very bitter finish. Very delicios and a good black IPA. JulienHuxley (5985) - 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. mike_77 (7274) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Really smooth, silky texture. Aroma and taste have green, fresh hops and slight roast malt. Has a level of alcohol and balance of flavour which makes it worthy of repeating.
DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown, almost black with a medium beige head. Medium body with lively carbonation. Sweet with a dry hoppy finish. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, some brown sugar and wood. A quality brew from ’t IJ.