JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, very dense dark-beige head over deep dark orange-brown beer, with some strange blobs. Nice USA hops’ nose, very dry, dusty bales, bit of sweat, hopoils à gogo. Hefty combination of noble hops and bitter-roasted stout flaovurs (the last first, then the hops holding out); dark exotic fruit. Medium bodied, bit of grist slickness, dusty hopoil feel. Nice original interpretation. Like it.
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Bottle. An unclear, dark brown beer with a light tan medium sized head. Slightly roasted on the nose, but mostly meaty and especially piney and resiny. The flavor has some roasted malts giving chocolate and cofffee, with sufficient hops to bring balance with it’s bitterness and resiny, citrusy flavors. Bitter finish. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Ummm. Rating: 7-4-8-4-16-3.9. 100827
Bottle. It’s a clear, very dark brown beer with just a little reddish hue. The head is creamy as hell, beige in color, two-fingers thick and with good retention. It leaves rows of cute lacings as the beer is drank. Lovely nose with lots of resiny, piney and citrusy hops, leaving the very present malts in the background. A pleasant burnt note shines through. Some notes of alcohol too, but only if you dig in deep. Flavorwise it’s also hop-dominated, not too bitter, and with enough sweetness to cope with both hops and alcohol. At least most of the hops. It feels a bit watery on the palate, quite strange, as it’s sure a full-bodied beer. The finish has a good caramel malty sweetness to back up the bitterness that lasts really long. Overall, a really well crafted beer that I wouldn’t mind repeat several times. 100526
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black ale with beige, lasting head and lacing. Piney, hoppy aroma with roasted notes too. Medium body. Some malty sweetness. Loads of roasted/burned malts. Sugar sticky palate. Bitter finish.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ UDRM. The aroma has chocolate, roast, piney hops. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is very bitter, piney hoppy, has some roast and chocolate. Medium bodied beer. okay.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Nordic. Black colour, big brown foamy head. Aroma is fruits, toffee and mild roast. Flavour fruity and floral hops. Mild toffee and sweet malts as well.
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 Bottled. Pours opaque and deep brown with large, foamy, mostly lasting, tan head. Fair lacing. Avarage carbonation. Nose of lightly roasted malt, citrus, grape fruit and pine. Sweet flavour of caramel, malt and hops. Medium to full bodied.Oily texture. Pleasant, long and bitter finish. Just great.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one @ Unofficial Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Black colored brew. Roast, chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is roast, chcolate, malts.
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2010 Hmm you bette check before you buy anyhow second rating = 3,8, 2010-08-28
Bottle at Göteborg Beerfestival 2010-04-23, Göteborg
black as soot, caramel, hops, red fruits, great bitterness
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Beer Hunters, BB 12/2010)
Dark almost opaque black color, good creamy beige head, good lacing. Resiny, sweaty hoppy aroma, some underlying wheaty malty notes. I was waiting for hoppy IPA, but it is totally something else: toasted malts, milk stout sweetness, licorice then some hops. Tasty and very very interesting hybrid beer.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the Amager guys! Delightful piney and floral hop aroma with a smooth sophisticated roasty character. Flavor follows exactly, I found it to be plenty fresh and very tasty even though the guys tell me it still wasn’t as good as it was a few weeks before! Smooth, easy drinking, maintains that IPA punch, the roast is not astringent, easy to see why this is at the top of the "dark" IPA’s.