Camons (4494) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a huge creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, light dark chocolate, rich fruity hops, citrus. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity hops, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation. 111113
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and rather hoppy - pine and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 111113
chrisv10 (9420) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hop and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hop, pine, caramel, little grapefruit and medium bitter.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice tan head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, rich hops, flowers, chocolate and little caramel.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Chocolate, pine sap, black malt, rye spice aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Dry chocolate flavors with spicy rye, dusty black malt, floral hops--very good.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear espresso brown with fine dark tan bubbles. Nose of roasted malt, grapefruit and oranges. Quite hoppy! Taste of smooth fresh citrus, chocolate, bitter finish that’s well carbonated, surprisingly refreshing for a black IPA.
Mora2000 (5137) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery during the RateBeer Winter Gathering.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well as a strong scent of pine from the hops. The flavor has a lot of bitter pine, as well as some chocolate, roasted malt and cream notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Sledutah (3625) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Black with a medium sized tan head. Dark roasted malts, grapefruit and pine. A nice bipa.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt, a hinto coffee or black patent malt, and some rye I think. Large roasted malty start followed by the malt and hop bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty nice.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/24/12. On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Not quite opaque black pour with a small tan head. Bold hoppy aroma, plenty of fresh citrus, with a solid dose of roast and coffee. Rich flavor that shows mostly stout/porter characteristics - roasty, rich, deep chocolates, etc. However, there is a definite lingering fresh, American hoppiness that is damn good.