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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Black IPA
Køge, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Editor’s note: previously brewed at Nøgne Ø, Norway.

Danish: Det er en stout humlet som en India Pale Ale med tydelig bitterhed og en tør finish. Øllet holder 8,5% alkohol og små 80 IBU. Den er brygget på Maris Otter Malt, røgmalt, britiske specialmalte og rørsukker. I både smag og aroma bærer den præg af en af mine favorithumler: Zeus (nogen gange kaldet Columbus eller Tomahawk), der er brugt i kedlen sammen med tjekkisk Saaz humle og alene som tørhumle. Den er lækker at drikke nu mens humlen er frisk, men da den er eftergæret på flasken har den bestemt også lagringspotentiale, vil jeg mene.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2009
500mL bottle. Pours a seriously dark brown out of the bottle and is an opaque black in the glass with a massive dark tan, creamy head that shows great retention and lacing. A fantastic looking beer. The aroma is interesting as the first thing I notice is the green herbal hops with hints of citrus. But there is also a big roasted dark malt presence with dark chocolate as well. Two big and bold aromas competing for supremacy. The taste starts with a huge herbal, almost spicy, green hop kick - extremely bitter on the tongue from start to finish. behind the bitterness is the dark roasted malts, which take on an almost charred character in the finish with the hops bringing an astringent bitterness at the same time. Whoa. The mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied but feels a little lighter than that at times due to the massive herbal hop profile which keeps the malts from settling in. Lots of carbonation as well, maybe a little too much, but that’s being picky. I wouldn’t call this one extremely drinkable but it’s still fun to drink with all the competing flavors popping on the palate at once. Very creative and quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2009
20091116 500ml bottle from State Line. Nearly black, viscous, a bit murky, with thick and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is roasted, rich, chocolaty, grapefruit, gin, spruce, and cigar ash. Medium to full bodied up front with slight thinning and aggressive eff across the middle and late ashy astringency and some quite harsh pithy bitterness. Flavor adds some tootsie roll, tobacco and licorice notes, but also some unfortunate vinyl and burnt rubber. I’m sure I’ve had this before, but I don’t recall when or with whom. Okay stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - dark black coloured with a persistent beige foam; fair roasted coffeish aroma with notes of walnut; quite astringent, medium to full malt backbone, very bitter coffeish and vanilla finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is dark brown in color, dark, and has a biege colored head. The smell is malts, hops, roasty, and good. The taste is roasty, malts, hops, and coffee. Good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5121) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, 8.5% ABV, as Beer Here Dark Hops Hoppy Black Ale, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Brewed at Nøgne Ø, Norway. Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Very nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, hints of liquorice. Distinctly roasty flavour, very dry, notes of strong bitter coffee, hints of dark bitter chocolate. Good, but I’d like a little more sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Large choco brown head, good retention and decent lace. Black in color. Nose is got C hops, roast and chocolate. Body is med/full, oily on the palate. Nicely balanced chocolate citrus flavors, licorice, faint tobacco and a bit phenolic. Finish is dry and hoppy. A garoovy brew! Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3773) - - NOV 8, 2009
yep. dark and hoppy. bottle. a mix of polar opposites.... 2ipa and imp stout. really too much going on to single any one great quality from this beast. my palate can’t take this kind of punishment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1098) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
500 ml from Perry’s @ Livermore. Aroma is thick chocolate malt. Pours a dark as night black with brown head that sticks around. Flavor is dark and roasty like a stout. Some hops, but mostly it tastes like a stout. Decent, but not as much of a Black IPA as I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
500mL bottle from DK. Pours black with tan frothy head. Nose has some smoke and piney hops. Taste has some roasted malts, more smoke and lmore grassy hops. A strange beer, but tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled. Poured black with a lively, dense, foamy brown head. Nose was roasty, with a hint of floral hops and spices. Falvor was coffee, smoke, and alcohol. A huge hop finish rounded things out, with a nice, bitter hop resin ending. Thick, bold, and immensely satisfying.


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