Alebarasi (136) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - SEP 15, 2017 arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into tulip at Bar on Buena, Chicago. An IPA in disguise (kind of): it’s a dead ringer for a baltic porter or imperial stout in looks -- completely black, with a lasting, pillowy beige head. Roasty and burnt on the nose. Roasty and burnt on the sip, too, the dirty-dusty hop bitterness blending with the roastiness of the malts, making it taste almost smoked. Very pure and intense flavors. Creamy mouthfeel starts with the inch of foam on top, but continues in the silky body of the beer. The dryness and mix of flavors make me think of tamales and mole sauce. Any chocolate notes are devoid of sweetness. This would be a great pairing with particular types of food, perhaps brisket or some type of pulled meat in a mesquite sauce. Or maybe tamales and mole sauce.
Dark brown/black color with creamy beige head. Medium body, soft carbonation, minimal lacing. Hoppy smell of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, pine and its needless, resins, grass, some citruses and light smoke. Earthy taste of grapefruit, bitter chocolate, hops, some coffee and black tea, pine, herbs and floral aromas. Fairly bitter aftertaste. Definitely one of the most complex black IPA's. Rich, smooth and hoppy. Love it! bateleur (87) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
330ml bottle from brewery shop. Pours very dark almost black with medium tan head, Aroma roasted malt with pine hops. Taste predominately bitter. lokis333 (534) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 3, 2017
Jet black colour with a medium off white slight brown foam. Aromas of sweet fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus and pine followed by a slight chocolate and cocoa notes. Palate, medium full texture with smooth and fizzy texture leaving nice smooth smokey finish. Taste, initially first wave is sweet is citrusy hops then followed by the more pronounced bitterness of cocoa, roasted malt and charred wood. Overall, not bad, nice rich smooth well balanced black IPA. Ascelja (1622) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2017
#1579Rotin (1634) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark red body, medium off-white head. Aroma of citruses, roasted malts, dark fruits, red currant, resiny. Taste is moderately bitter. Red currant again, citruses, malts. Medium body and carbonation, strongly attenuated.
Bottle 0.5l. Clear, red to brown colored. AROMA- citrusy, lemon, dark malts. FLAVOR- dry, bitter, citrusy, dark malts, bitter caramel. Fuller bodied.
AndreaSputo (21) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - AUG 11, 2017
Ragazzi, senza parole. Anni che la bevo. Mai una delusione. Resine, pino, ananas, poi caffe e tostato. Finale infinito. Che cazzo di birra.... Direi Bowmore16...... vinivini (2661) - Gomel, BELARUS - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle from Dogma bottle shop, Moscow. Opaque deep brown colour, two finger tall beige head. Well-lacing. Fruit, blossom, caramel, toast, resin on nose. Light to medium body. Medium dry flavour. Rich dark maltiness is just a background for big citrusy & resiny hops. Fairly bitter long finish. Good ale. Paddycairns (50) - - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Dark malty aroma, great hoppy taste like a proper IPA but accompanied by a dark roasty flavour very good tanel025 (167) - ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2017
Dark brown beer with beige head. Aroma has some hops, malt, dark fruits. Taste is creamy and roasty, good balance between malts and hops. Little sweet, medium bitterness. Some plums, raisins in the taste, some citrus peel. Roastiness does not dominate, that makes it excellent Black IPA. Maybe needs slightly more sweetness, but overall one of the best Black IPA-s. vastervikman (62) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2017
Snygg humlefokuserad BIPA. Ganska rå utan att vara svår då den mörka malten lindar in smaken i en mjuk filt. Aningen rått kött, resin och diesel, jämte granbarr, citrus och tropisk frukt.