rouhlas (1455) - GREECE - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Hoppy aroma, floral, herbal, pine, spruce. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted malty, hoppy. Medium to to light body, oily, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a light tan head, easy formation, slightly creamy, compacted, good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is roasty, hops very present, coffee, and black chocolate, , slightly licorice hints. Flavor is moderate bittery with notes of roasted and toasted malts, perhaps burnt, black coffee present as well, soma ashes. The final has a very good bitterness with good duration and dominated by roasted malts.
martjoobolut (1779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5L bottle. Pours black with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, berries, and citrus. Flavor is intense roast, coffee, fruits, citrus, some dark chocolate. Finish is intense coffee bitter. Overall: great brew, but I would prefer a little bit more sweetness to balance the bitterness.
Zakoon (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle @ home. Pours black with a big and almost forever lasting tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, grass and resin. Flavour is bitter, body is medium, texture is thin. carbonation average. The finish is long and bitter. It’s very hoppy but I miss the aroma and flavour of more roasted malt. I want it burned and hoppy, but that’s just me.
suurjuust (1939) - ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, tan head, pretty nice lacing. Nose is chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, citrus, roast, dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Hoppy-roasty-grapefruity finish. Pretty nice.
hackobock (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 7, 2014. Bottle, best before september 2015.
Pours dark brown with a medium sized dense brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, apricots, citrus and grass. Taste is medium bitter grassy and roasted, light sweet malty and fruity. Finish is dry roasted and grassy bitter. Medium bitter, average carbonation.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell of hops, malts and coffee. Pours black with a small brown head. Taste has a lot of hops and grass-like features together with some malts and coffee. Palate is stray and sticky. Overall a decent black IPA, though a bit too bitter.
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Massive brown head, stays. Pine, spruce, bit of tar and roast in aroma. Pine, deep roast, dusty flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body, soft carbonation. I can drink that happily.
Torrefacto (1029) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro, espuma beige. Aromas de frutos rojos, resinas y café. Cuerpo denso, inicio ligeramente afrutado que pronto pasa a un amargor intenso, tostado, resinoso y seco. Muy rica.
humlelala (1160) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50 cl bottle from Toft Vin; Batch #866; BBD: September 2015) Pours a pitch black with tan and creamy, one-finger head. Decent retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is hoppy with herbal and earthy notes. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a protracted, bitter finish. Flavour is hop forward bitterness with aroma notes and only a little sweetness. Quite nice and I think there’s a trace of James in there - perhaps the CTZ hops.