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 (4505) - 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 (20313) - 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 (2617) - 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 (4206) - 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 (12547) - 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 (2430) - 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.
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RB meeting by Joes. A dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of hops and bitter with dark fruits. The taste is hop bitter with fruits. The aftertaste is bitter.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured almos black with medium sized and light brown head. Aroma contained hops, fruitiness and hint of chocolate and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, mildly roastedness, fruitiness, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly burnt and strongly bitter.