daje (1858) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at The Dubliner, may 24th 2013. Black body, big tanned head. Hoppy aroma, exotic fruits, grass, spicy. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt and rye in a delicious blend. Not quite as fruit hoppy as many black ipas, but a really good example of the style still.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge beige head. Barely translucent deep dark red body. Roasty
resiny tropical fruit aroma with earthy funky notes. Dry-sweet
funky tropical fruit taste with roasty earthy notes. Mid-bodied.
Sharp, fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish tropical fruit and roasted malts
aftertaste with resiny dusty chocolatey notes. Quite good, but
the flavours don’t quite mix, and too fizzy and funky. (0.75l
bottle, from Systembolaget, Nordstan.)
Foffern (1061) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a medium light beige soapy head. Very IPA-like aroma with fruity hops, grapefruit and some soy sauce in the background. Has a rich taste with a distinct hoppy touch. Slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A well-balanced Black IPA but more a rich IPA than a stout. Not much roastedness in this.
hovstad (2) - NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Brown. Small white head. Citric hoppy aroma. Lots of flavour on the palet with balanced bitterness that lasts. Over all a great beer with great balance between malts and hops.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep murky brown in the glass. Big offwhite head. Alot of hops in the nose, alongside a roasty maltet aroma. Rich mouthfeel with alot of carbonation. Roasty and sweet taste, medium bitter. It?s well over a year old, so probably not as bitter as it?s ?supposed to be?.
Inabil1ty (24) - - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and malty, but more interesting than most in this category. Do I really need to write 75 characters?
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jookos (1519) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle .75. Black. Initial nose is very hoppy, all-american cascady- like. Pines with green lime citrus backing. Then the chocolate roastyness kicks in. Body is full, bitter, soft creamy. Piney hops, dark roasted maltyness. The roasted flavors are a bit thin compared to the hoppyness though. The finish is more pines than the roasted dry chocolate that’s also there. There’s some darker soft maltyness that could be the rye, but hard to say. Overall a good black IPA. But I’m still waiting for someone to perfect the style and somehow set the standard. This was (for the abv) a bit on the thinner, hoppyer, side.
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on June 13th split with Dave and Kravitz.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of faint roasted malt, rye.
Taste: Light bitterness, medium right, light roast, very balanced. Accessible.
Palate:Medium body, smooth, not carbonation, lightly chewy. Really nice.
Summary: A really nice beer, particularly in the palate. Not as bitter as I was expecting, nor as rye laden in the taste, but really nice and well balanced.
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, roast chocolate malt, charred banana peel, wheat malt, cocoa, pine and resin. Medium body. Finishes with abrasive rye. Bone dry.
gdubu493 (27) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excited when purchased @ Total Wine in Chapel Hill, NC. Huge, creamy, lacy, coffee-colored head. Great aroma. Roasted, malty front. Hints of citrus, mainly grapefruit. Consistent taste throughout. Slightly bitter end. First taste did not live up to (my self promoted) hype. Enjoyed the beer, not as much as I had hoped or as much as others.