Palme (3603) - 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
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carbonation strong big biege head dark ruby red pour aromas citrus floral apricot caramel earthyness flavours resinous citrus hop citric bitter chocolate dark grapefruit apricot pineapple pine bitter tastes like citrus pips finish good black ipa bitter lasting strong hop and malt lasting flavours
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clearish dark brown with a light beige head. Smells of sauvin and caramel. Bitter with aromas of hops and roasted caramel. At first also terrible aroamas of cykelslange and petrol. Also hints of plant sap. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish with aromas of toasted malts.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark mahogony with a small tan head leaving so fantastic lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is huge piney hops with a touch of toasted malts. Piney hops leave a nice linger in the mouth. Mouth feel is light and slightly resinous. Good beer
mile (3427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity, lots of piney + Nelson Sauvin hoppyness, light caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, lots of piney hoppyness, light roastiness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, lots of piney hoppyness witch gets little soapy and harsh. Nicely hopped 4,7% black IPA, really fine Nelson Sauvin in the aroma – although this lacks in the flavor (aroma and flavor not in balance). Interesting but not top-notch.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brown with hazy amber edges. topped with a low firm tan-colored head. Big whooping hop aroma blooming pine-trees, resin and grapefruit in the aroma with roasted and chocolaty undertones. Medium-bodied with quite pungent hop flavours of pine and resin, then comes solid notes of roastd malts and mild coffee. Really long piney and grapefruity, almost inky finish of roasted malts with peppered chocolate. Me like. A lot! Brewed by a genius (whoever he is). ;)!
Habanero (3257) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tat @fairbar, Aarhus. Deep brown body with a small tan head. Good lacings. Nose of exotic fruits and roasted caramel. Hoppy flavor of tropical fruits, citrus and roasted malts. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice bitter finish. Black IPA is one of my favorites but I think this one needs more roasted malts.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transparent slightly hazy reddish brown beer with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malty and flowery with notes of nuts, gooseberry and tropical fruits. Malty flavor, medium sweet, with medium hop bitterness and notes of grapefruit and a little licorice. The body is light, texture oily, soft carbonation. Dry bitter finish. I really want to dig this - but I don’t. Too smooth.
abemorsten (3195) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kindly shared by gunnar. Murky amber with a creamy light brown head. Apricot, herbs and prune among the aromas. Bitter, roasted flavor with hoppy and metallic notes and an acidic touch. Syrupy texture. Medium to full body. Long bitter finish. Medium carbonation.
Defreni (2841) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Sortbrun klar øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Blev skænket over næsten et kvarter. Duften er tydelig ipa med en masse humle. Igen på den fantastiske CSA måde. Daym hvor jeg glæder mig til hans SydAfrikanske øl. Smagen er også fin, men jeg er personlig ikke så pjattet med kombinationen af IPA humlet og ristet malt, det fungerer ikke for mig.