Valgreen (723) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Home. Clear dark mahogany, big off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, hoppy, pine, citrus, roasted notes, little chocolate, . Taste, roasted malts, hops, pine, grapefruit, chocolate, coffee, resin. Almost a burnt aftertaste. Slightly oily mouth feel. Medium to high carbonation.
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur noir au reflets brun avec un beau col beige. Aromes de café,chocolat,agrumes, un petit coté metallique désagréble... Correct mais je ne suis pas impressionné...
tarmok (110) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted malts,hay, candy. Appearance: deep dark brown, frothy tan foam. Taste: greipfruit, smoky, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, batch #916, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Malts are pale, dehusked chocolate, wheat, cara.hell and crystal. Hops are Herkules, Tomahawk, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial. Yeast is US-Ale. Very dark brown to black colour, large beige head. Strong hoppy aroma, notes of pine, spruce and grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits and chocolate. Hoppy flavour too, but not extreme. Piney and grapefruity notes, with a distinct hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish and long aftertaste. Good beer.
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 4.90). Batch 916. BB 12.2015. Pours dark brown with a huge but fast receding big-bubbled tan head. Nose… lush, perfumey, tropical, musky, and only somewhat roasty, some burnt caramel maybe, hint of saltiness. Taste is equally bewildering with more of a roasty sweet character, with loads of strong bitterness in the finish, which is nicely balanced out by the lavish hops. Strangely, as someone else pointed out, there is a faint farmhouse moment in this. Which… I do like. Has way more body than the many recent Polish BIPA-s I’ve had - and I mean it’s pretty full. Then again, I would like a bit more of carbonation - here there’s nearly no hint of it, only when I take a big gulp I get some thin fizziness. Overall it’s still splendid.
Leini (1069) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium tan crown. Citrus and pine dominates initially, followed by tropical fruit notes. Finishes roasty and dry, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.
Benfi (620) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste has raw brown bread dough and coffee grounds.
Ingevara (826) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tar black. Frothy tinted head. Flavor of dark chocolate and bitter coffee enhanced by lots of hops, There is molasses and smoke, hints of resin and dried figs. Rich in flavor, but not my favorite.
Vestergaard (617) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma has lots of fruity hops, roasty malts and some yeasty notes. Taste has sweeter fruits at first, but gets more bitter and hoppy with both fruity, coffee and roasty notes. Nice and refreshing. Medium carbonation and medium body.
DrowningInBeer (33) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black IPA with strong pine and hop presence. That’s how I like BIPA to be. Fruity, with coffee and chocolate and a really shark bitterness not for all palates. Really really nice job.