Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O’Connors. Brownish amber with thick off white head. Aroma earthy, soap, malt, light bread. Taste is rich, bitter, earthy, soap, brown malt with a bitter finish.
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bishops Arms in Örebro. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste, some grapefruit but not roasted. Definitely hop forward. It isn’t really black, more dark brown and I didn’t get any dark malty or chocolaty aromas. So not really a BIPA but still a nice beer.
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from The Wine Emporium 231213. Easy drinking this one, gives down well and doesn’t strip your palate. Nice and hoppy.
Beersiveknown (4664) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg@against the grain
Deep ruby amber with dense foamy beige head. Berry fruits and yoghurt on the nose, sherbet, sharp, perhaps kiwi hops, pithy dry finish. Decent but not really a BIPA.
erickok (4621) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great combo of hoppy taste and malty sweetness. Overall a full bitter (but not overdone) taste. Very dark red, solid lasting head. Long aftertaste, only a little astringent. Grass, cherry.
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown color. Not enough roast in the body and comes across much more like a hoppy brown ale, with tropical fruit notes. Very similar to Baird Angry boy brown ale. Not a black IPA at all. Not bad, if trying for brown ale.
Holmen1 (4121) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra fat på DØE festivalen: en mørk ipa 5,8%. Velsmakende med mye aroma og en fruktig bitterhet.
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Italy. 5.8 % abv. Aroma is full of floral hops, resin, caramel and citrus. Flavor is bitter, fruity, slightly spicy and with a load of hops. Thick body, heavy carbonation. Impressive brew.
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big frothy grey head mild carbonation beautiful deep ruby pour aromas earthy malt citrus toffee flavour4s earthy nut toffee citrus dark nice and fruity resin piney taste citrus strong bright hoppy tastes dark and morishing the finish sweet earthy malts dark fruits lasting bitter lovely on the palate top tasting ale
KansaiBeerLvrs (3796) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6% draft glass at Rokko Diner. A very dark brown with a bit of a reddish quality to it with a beige head & a hoppy citrus & mild funk aroma. The taste is medium-full bodied, citrus hoppy then rich dark malts with a touch of chocolate. Quite nice