Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, as Amundsen Blackbird Black IPA, from Vinmonopolet Verksgt., Stavanger. Brew #N261. ABV is 7.0%. Black colour, large tan head. The aroma is a pleasant blend of fruity and roasty notes, hints of blackcurrants and chocolate, also exotic woodwork. Roasty notes with hints of coffee and chocolate, also hoppy notes of resin and grapefruit. Bitter aftertaste.
AnG_BrgNor (414) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l Vinmonopolet. Aroma is malty, hops and toasty/oasted. Taste is malty, roasty, licorice, hops and some chocolate. A long bitter afterfinish.
Vighals (2845) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter salt lakris, noe mineralsk, appelsin og noe sydhavsfrukter. Medium fylde. Bitter og salt smak. Salt lakris og noe bitter mørk sjokolade. Kort.
Pigtrader (19) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
På tap på Ølhallen i Tromsø, september 2015. Fint beige skum og fantastisk lukt av brent malt og kaffe. Mørk og delikat utseende. Perfekt balanse mellom brent smak og humle. Lang og god ettersmak av bitter sjokolade. Rett og slett perfekt!
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ølhallen, Tromsø, July 2015.
Black with a tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, hops, light roasted malt and some chocolate. Similar taste. Medium body and with a medium bitterness. The finish was slightly sweet.
bbertels (317) - NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An enormous fountain of black-brown froth - which prevents the emission of a lot of aromas. But all is revealed when one actually tastes the stuff: an accomplished hybrid of porter and bipa. Excellent stuff!
gunnfryd (13932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fonefan 201214. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, hop, chocolate, pine . Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, hop, chocolate, pine, citrus. Easy drinkable nice beer.
Foffern (1620) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep red brown to black color with a huge, light brown, compact head. Fruity and roasted aroma with tones of pine, flowers, peaches, chocolate, dried fruits, burned wood and nuts. The flavor is pretty roasted with more ash and roasted bred. The fruity hops are in the background as well with pine, grapefruit and grass and accelerates in the aftertaste. Has a silky mouth feel, medium body and a balanced bitterness. A well made BIPA where both the hops and roasted malt er equally represented. Well-balanced all the way.
varanid99 (950) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a nice tan head. Malty, chocolate, a little coffee aroma. Taste is similar, a little sweet and roasty, bitter. Nice.
mcberko (13057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ølhallen, pours black with a large brown head. Nose brings out lots of earthy hops, balanced by lightly roasted malt and chalk. Flavour is earthy and chalky, with lots of earthy hops, powdery dry cocoa, chalk and lightly roasted bready malt. Decently balanced and nice to sip in small amounts, but nothing overly great. Not bad.