Piero1987 (568) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - SEP 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with beige head. Roasted malt aroma, also fresh citrus and resin hop. At taste is smooth with some burnt flavours and fresh hop mix.
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color: strong dark black beer with small carbonization and big heavy brown foam. Smell: malt, hops, herbs and caramel. Taste: high domination of dry hops with nice presence of malt and caramel. Aftertaste: dry bitterness and malt.
Marstonlad (321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guest tap at Kaisla, Helsinki. A black color with a dense rocky head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark, roasted maltiness and a hint of coffee blended with resinous pine and some fruitiness, hops feature nicely. Taste is at first a bit sweet with rich roasty notes building towards a dry and bitter finish. Well balanced between malty and hoppy elements. Medium bodied, smooth palate. Mouthfeel could be a bit fuller; other than that, very good.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Black Door
Aroma is malty with some resiny notes and hints of wood. Flavour is rather nice with hops, woody notes, raspberries and some vanilla. Hides the ABV well.
Tide (1376) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Black Door. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, nuts and a bit of resin. Bitter finish with hops, chocolate and coffee. Very nice black IPA.
VastActiv (2017) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, hops and malts. Well, body is strong but this is too oily for me.
harrisoni (12487) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gbbf 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and some hop quite oily. Some soy sauce. Ok. Not very hoppy.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from BSF @ GBBF, 17/08/13.
Light black good sized tan covering.
Nose is dank hops, light fart, pine, tea bags, nettle soup.
Taste comprises light roast, tropical fruits, light pine, grapefruit, cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbontation, hop bitterness in the finale.
Solid enough CDA.
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with a brown head.
Hoppy, roasted aroma, coffee, spruce, earth, grass, quite herbal.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, herbal taste, coffee, spruce, bergamot, earth, licorice, pine needles.
Quite true to style, a really nice one. (2013-08-16)
Niall73 (910) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013. bb 30/07/14. Very dark for a black ipa, looks like a stout. Aroma is yeast, some treacly malt, but also a lot of fresh grass and dirt. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. It’s decent - a fair amount of fizz and the lightish refreshing flavour is a pleasant surprise - its hoppy and grassy green piney. Guess it does what it says on the tin. Its dry too, and has some spicey boozy warmth. Nice.