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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Poured thick black with a caramel head, nose surprisingly was not hops, but of smoky and coffee malt. Tasted as such, with a very present hop bitterness from the hops. Overall a good strong porter like ale, not a hoppy/black IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Opaque pour. Aroma coffee, chocolate, smoke, citrus. Flavor is smoky, BBQ, wood. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Excellent pour with a black body and a massive, creamy, dense, dark tan head which settles in time to a creamy, frothy layer and leaves plenty of frothy lace rings; must be the Grimstad water from Nogne that produces these perfect heads. Nose is very pleasant with lots of pine, orange zest, light grapefruit, plenty of dark chocolate, burnt toast, roasted walnuts, toasted molasses, and some restrained coffee roast. Flavor is nice but a bit of a letdown with lots of bakers’ chocolate, burnt toast, pine needles, light earthy rustic, cocoa, and light orange zest. Palate is very silky smooth, nearly lively, medium to full, but fairly short flavor progression. Finish is fairly short but nice with faint orange zest, rustic and pine, bakers’ chocolate, and light burnt toast. At first, I thought this would be a black IPA hybrid, but actually the moderate bitterness portrays more of an Imperial Porter with plenty of finishing hops. I wish there were just a bit more sweetness in the flavor and a longer flavor progression. I really did like this one and it did not contain any unlikable notes like their Pumpernickel Porter. The more I try, the more I enjoy it, despite the fact that I was not a huge fan of the flavor. Nose and appearance were exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2009
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, orange zest, cocoa and earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, orange zest, earthiness and light pine with a smooth lingering bitter chocolatey orange finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle from EZ. Pours out black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, citrus hops and some roasted malts. Chocolate is right up front with some roasted malts, burnt wood, slight smoke and some citrus hops in there too, put that all together with a rather smooth mouthfeel and this is a pretty solid beer. The only issue I had was that I was searching for a little more upfront hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2009
50cl bottle - man, what an amazing pour - thick black ale, with a huge, frothy tan head, with one of those dark swirls in the middle that makes it look like the froth on a cappuccino - this beer is pretty much a very dry, very hoppy imperial stout - strong hops in the nose, with intense roastiness, char, and cedar in the nose - some anise and chocolate underneath that - full, creamy mouthfeel - very dry, roasty, and bitter (both from the hops and the black malts) - strong notes of wood and char, some tobacco - some acidity, and even a touch of sourness through the middle - some chocolate and licorice sweetness arrives late, but mostly this is intensely bitter, dry, and roasty, with faint hints of smoke on the back - I like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Very dark brown pour. Has some smoke on the nose that turns aged beefy. Taste is sharp chocolate upfront with some smoked flavor as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black with a light khaki head. nose is bittersweet chocolate and citrusy hops. great on the palate with a thick flavor of roasted chocolate and light hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large mocha colored head and a black body. Aroma of molasses, black tar, maple, smoke and hops. Taste is slightly smokey, with hops and bitter chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Well this sure was a different experience! Looks and tastes like a stout, but finishes like a strange barrel-aged pale. Opaque jet black pour with a perfect tan head that thins, but lasts forever as a thin disc. Oddly active lace just can’t seem to stick, but leaves wild patterns. Smells like burned grains. Flavor is black coffee, scorched caramel, oak, vanilla, resiny/spicy hops. Finish is a little off, and the alcohol becomes apparent. Smooth, fairly thick texture that is pretty pleasant, but it’s hard to overcome that twinge of odd flavor at the end.

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