gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of licorice, some "medicine", light notes of hops, citrus and malt. Drinkable but not that interesting.
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost pitch black beer with a strong creamy light brown head. The aroma is very lightly roasted, but the flavour is far deeper. It is roasted and bitter with with some coffee maltiness. Overall a reasonable stout like beer.
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zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours brown with a medium head, aroma of carambola, chocolate, roast, floral notes, flavor of carambola, passion fruit, roast and dark bread, medium bodied, nice
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized tan head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas passionfruit citrus pine rich malt caramel stonefruit the flavours piney grapefruit strong medium ibu apricot coffee caramel taste not as good as aroma but good the finish good hoppy and malt richness lasting bitter works well on palate
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle, thanks Stuart. Pours a very dark brown colour with fair tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, sweet pumpkin, liquorice, pine and chocolate. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced. Nicely bitter.
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Very deep space black in colour with a sand coloured head. Musty aroma with a mildly bitter flavour. Good mouthfeel with a long aftertaste.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a small, long lasting off white head. Nose is a little one dimensional but pleasant enough. Loads of piney hops and some coffee behind it all. Quite a grassy undertone. Taste is full of grassy and piney hops with quite a resinous feel. Coffee on the finish. Slight bitterness is overrun by a moderate sweetness. Pretty nice beer. Only downfall is the mouth feel, quite thin but solid length
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
02-NOV-2012, bottle @home, from Ølbutikken.
Clear almost black with lasting tan head.
Roast and hops. Licorice, grape fruit, pine, chocolate. Not hard roasted. Quite balanced if it does lean to a side it is the ipa side but really nice. Soft carbonation, medium body. Finish a little soap’y and bitter from hops. Very nice black ipa.
Habanero (2440) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine and coffee. Sweet flawor that ends up more dry. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA indeed.
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 [April 23 2012] Bottle, 13C. Clear dark brown with a light tan head that fades to a coat. Aroma of chocolate, orange, grapefruit, some bread. Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Not all that sweet but there’s toffee, bread and chocolate; bitter oranges and light spices. Bitter but not severe finish and there’s no sense of the hops having to struggle out from underneath to make their presence felt. Very inviting weight. No clashing or muddled flavours. Delicious. [8 3 8 5 17= 4.1]
[May 17 2012]A little of the zesty edge is already muted.
2013 version, April 17. Growler. Almost black with a large light tan head that lasts well. Aroma of cocoa, fudge, flowers, pine, grapefruit, passionfruit. Much less citrus than last time, pretty clearly a different hop. Shame, I loved the choc-orange. Similar balance, but perhaps a little more bitterness and the pine shines though at the end too. Really very nice but doesn’t quite do it for me like last time. [8 4 7 4 15 = 3.9] Leaving score as is.
2014 version. Back to that choc-orange. A little more bitterness or just (even) less sweetness than the original version? Food: sweet Gorgonzola on Challah.