CitrusP (58) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer, great aroma.ticks all the boxes for the style, dark and robust malt, lively, grassy hops. Refreshing and drinkable.
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 20/12/2013. Should be taken off the retired list as this one was bottled on 18/3/2013 (ie. it looks like an annual). Pours the darkest of amber with a huge foamy head (bottle gushed on opening). Has a moderate aroma featuring chocolate malt and fruity hops. Tastes of choc and caramel malt with some firm, slightly grapefruity hops following. Has a slightly creamy texture and lively carbonation. Exhibits fantastic balance and goes down super easy for 6.6%. a really good black IPA, which isn’t a surprise given Mikkeller is involved.
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured dark cola and settled black, hints of ruby show through. Light brown layer of film. Excellent staying power to this. Good lacing.
Smells of chocolate covered orange with dirty, gritty pineapple and orange hybrid. Good nose.
taste is a bit odd but good. a little rubbing alcohol but it is restrained. Really do not notice the body as the hop profile dominates. Orange, pine and grapefruit. all muddled together and very dirty.
palate is a little meh but good. A little bit of metallic pine and grapefruit but oily in the front and mid and low carbonation.
I like this. Very different and to me the hop character is what stands out. Not the body of this.
stoutnick (318) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Blackish brown. Aroma is oranges. Taste is very drinkable mild choc orange. Palate is mild lingering bitterness. Overall, very nice yet different black ipa.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours nearly black with a creamy head and lacings. Roasted coffee, caramel and fresh grapefruity hops. Smooth and dry. Really nice.
saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, chocolate notes and pine.
chrisv10 (9691) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hop and citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hop, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.
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.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Darkest brown with tan head. Pungent NZ hop aroma, grapefruit and melon, also some coffee and chocolate. Taste has grapefruit, peach, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A tad thin perhaps and moderate level of bitterness. Very tasty
jesperhammer (2606) - 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.