olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101217.
Pours black color with a medium head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, hops, fruits and some cocoa notes. Flavor of roasted malts, dark fruits, hops and chocolate. Good black ipa but nothing special.
Gramoit (249) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malts on the nose with some coffee. Taste includes mostly chocolate and some coffee with a hint of some hoppyness. Pretty impressive beer that lacks a little body and some flavour but quite sessionable. I am happy I bought two of these.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Another one of the cats! This one purrs a licorice-murky brown body with a medium sized sidesticking light brown head. It smells quite a lot, and it smells pretty darn nice! Lot’s of black licorice, chocolate, roasted sweet goodies and a strong fresh hoppy thing that’s holding it all nicely together. It actually in some bizarre way reminds me of new-car smell! Flavors? Oh yeah.. Light sweet and roasted with both salty licorice, thin chocolate, cold coffee, dark caramel, bitter and cutting-through hops. The only thing reminding me that this is a 4.7percenter is the body that’s a bit on the light side, but hey, this is another fine and really impressive one from one amazing brewer. In my opinion the whole series should be mandatory in all Norwegian grocery stores. 29.06.2012
Arve_Christian (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Lørenskog Brusshop.
Black color, good foam.
Hoppy, coffee and forsteder aromas
Medium body & complexity .
Enjoyable , but could improve with some sting
a_cross (320) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Deepest ruby-brown with a thin beige head; aroma of roast malt and dark fruit; lashings of velvety chocolate in the taste alongside roasted malt, with a dash of toffee and vanilla; a balancing floral hop bitter finish; smooth and ever so slightly spicy; a quality flavoursome beer that tastes much stronger than it is; sessionable, but at £6.10 a bottle it won’t be a session I’ll be having very often (very glad I tried it though).
Benzai (4332) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ Colin’s. Very dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through. Small off-white to beige head. Smell malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, lightly bitter. A bit thin bodied even for 4,7%ABV. Low to medium carbo and body.
visionthing (1626) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Roasted aroma with malt, dark fruits, hops and hints of spices. Sweet and roasty with a slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smak och doft av mörkt bröd, malt, tropisk frukt, en hint av choklad, vanilj och karamell.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 18.12.2010
Very nice aroma with exotic fruits, hops, hints of roastiness and vanilla. Flavour is hoppy with resin, some fruits, roastiness and hints of ash. Very nice beer for this ABV.
Travlr (7973) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear maroon color. Aroma of grass, flowers, subtle schnapps. Taste is roasty but floral. Interesting combination.