BlazerT (1136) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle. Teku. Pitch black with thick, three finger, light brown head. Average head retention and lacing. The aroma are mainly tropical fruits along with roasted malts (lightly espresso), later on lightly peachy and resinous notes with moody accents. The BA character is not so present and obvious. maybe some mild, honey notes indicate Chardonnay aging. Taste is semi-dry to dry, moderately bitter, rather constant thru the degustation. Medium body, creamy and thick texture, soft to medium carbonation, finish is dry and semi-bitter with quite strong hoppy character. Good black IPA with not so strong BA involvement. This one is rather dry with not so obvious malty character, which makes it pretty different and in the end puts the accent on hoppy profile. Mesjasz (1545) - Lodz, POLAND - JAN 6, 2016
-------- tasted two years ago. Very nice BIPA, oak, pine, some roasty and fruitiness. CacheManyHose (732) - HONG KONG - JUN 12, 2015
Earlier Rating: 1/6/2016 Total Score: 3.9
-------- tasted two years ago. Very nice BIPA, oak, pine, some roasty and fruitiness.
Big warm black beer with a carbonated fluffy tan head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, fruits, piney grassiness. Big deep bitter taste, full of burnt coffee. Finishes dry and bitter. Would wish for a bit more than the two overwhelming flavours of bitterness and burnt coffee if they weren't both so big and deep and ambitious. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home.Black beer with an beige head. Licorice, tar, hoppy,roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma. Tar, dark chocolate, woody, figs flavour with some metallic notes. Nice one :-) Stuu666 (13614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at dina’s. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, grapes, fruity, taste is dry, roasted, sweet, fruity, little thin.
Theydon_Bois (19703) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle split at Pedro leaving drinks, CBC Clerko, big thanks to fellow XDA bro LKX for this #, 24/04/15.
Black with a big ole tan covering that retains well.
Nose is dank hops, pissy straw, tar, light smoke, charr effect, tangy red berry,wooded ttones, pine needle.
Taste comprises earthy hops, liquorice, charr, light pine, red grape must, cocoa rub, shades of tropicana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, earthy hop strokes at the curtain call.
Xolid BA CDA. Scopey (14946) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown/black with a thick tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, tangy, white wine, roasted malt, sherbet, cocoa, vanilla and wood. The taste is bitter, rich roast, cocoa, earth, liquorice, coffee, piney, charred wood, booze, oily.action and pithy citrus with a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty punchy stuff. Good fun though. Leighton (21463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Peter’s leaving do. Picked up from Etre. Pours deep brown with a dense, frothy beige head. The nose is immense, chock full of burnt wood, pine, dark chocolate and cedar. Medium sweet flavor with dominant charred malt character, some burnt popcorn, bread, grapefruit and orange rind, pine oils. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes with drying burnt wood and ash, some scorched earth, bitter chocolate, some citrus rind. Lingering ashy roast. Pretty punchy, especially on the roast/ash front. jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of chardonnay, oak, coffee, roast chocolate and pine. Medium body. Martinus (4610) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Black beer, beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, white wine, roasted malts, marmalade. Bitter flavour, coffee, marmalade, caramel. Finish coffee, red fruits, white wine.
(from 375mL bottle @ home)