Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Black with off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and roasted malt. Flavor with coffee and fruit notes.
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark brown thin head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma of rhubarb, sweet fruits, berries and malts. Flavor of roasted malts, alcohol and hops. Has acidy crisp mouth feel. Full bodied on palate. Finish is pleasantly tart and longlived.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Draught. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma: very hoppy, fruits, citrus, some tropical fruits. Taste. Quite bitter, grapefruit, fruit, red wine, some chocolate. Medium body.
Second taste: bottle. Aroma: roasted malt, some chocolate, lots of hops. Taste: Hops, mostly grapefruit, roasted malt, some chocolate, some pepper, fruit. Quite a high bitterness and a long bitter finish.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Jänrtorget, Göteborg, on October 17, 2010. During Porterveckan 2010
Black color, fluffy tan head. Very hoppy, fruity, red berries, some citrus scent. Hoppy, bitter, dry, roasted, fresh taste.
Long, bitter, lingering aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Almost too dry for me and too bitter, but it works, very nice!
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 50cl. It pours a very dark beer with a nicely remaining, relatively tall beige head. Flawless aroma which is dominated by hops. Reminiscence of grapefruit, pine needles and coffee throughout. Medium to full bodied. Late bitterness which introduces a dry bitter finish in which coffee, grapefruit and nasturcium are most present. Really delicious.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a light brown head. The aroma is roasted, licorice and malt. The flavor follows the nose with some additional bitterness. The palate is bitter. Overall a good beer.
rlgk (11333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Dark amber color, huge beige head. Huge bitter aroma, grassy, some fruits. Hoppy metallic flavor, a bit too onedimensional to really attract me.
larsniclas (5695) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown. Medium, beige head.
Grassy, flowery aroma. Roasted.
Sweet maltiness with passion-frutis and some pineapple(?).
Marko (4008) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled courtesy of the Amager brewers and Papsoe, huge, HUGE thanks! Poured a pitch black body with a dark tan head that went awaat a medium pace. Superbly hopiness in the nose, big passionfruit balanced by some malt. Refreshing, damn refreshing tropical hoppy taste, mingling with some roastiness, truly splendidly put together. Now this is what I imagined the style to be all about and I love it.
lusikka (6425) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 22.4.2010.
Pours a beautiful black colour with a espresso-like brown head which lasts nicely. Strong aroma of hops, slight roastiness and grass notes. The taste is hop-driven with roasted malts, coffee, fruits, grass and wood. Medium/full bodied, oily texture and rough carbonation. Dry finish. Decent Black IPA.