Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Sam’s Pub, Karhula. Almost black with a beige head. Roasted malt, caramel, floral and fruity hops and burnt sugar in the aroma. The flavour is hoppy bitter and roasted malty with even some sweetness. A bitter and roasted finish.
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with white head. Aroma of dark bread, hops, roasty. Taste of hops, roasted malts, some sweetness.
themightyjag (180) - - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from The Beerhive.
Creamy tan head, some nice lacing, black body. Tropical fruit nose. Flavour is liquorice mixed with berries, caramel, roasted nuts, charcoal. Bitter slightly grassy finish. Loads going on. Medium carbonation, rich full mouthfeel. This is a seriously good black IPA.
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ o’haras pours dark brown, small beige head. Sour bubblegum aroma. Malty, hoppy, some strange sewerish aftertaste.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl en pression. Lille.
Appearance: very dark, black almost, very opaque. Frothy tan head with good retention. A lot if lacing.
Aroma: hops, dark chocolate, tobacco, earthy leathery, dark fruits.
Taste: dry, bitter finish, but balanced.
Palate: full body, frothy texture, good long finish
Overall, not my preferred style, but hard to deny that this is a well made beer. Good complexity and flavor. A great beer for those who appreciate hops and great texture.
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Ale&Hop
Pours black with a off beige head. Some roasty, coffe, citrus, resin. Bitter finish, not to high though. Good.
mR_fr0g (2924) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap, aroma is choc and berries, nepoletan ice cream. Flavour is jam packed choc, light mellow roast, JAM, orangey piney hop. A little delicate spice in the finish. Carbonation is high, tingley on the tongue. Roasty lemony finish. Very nice drop.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeh banger... Fruity hop aromas lead into heavier-than-expected roasted malt taste with good hop balance. Got me interested in the style again
Tide (1765) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Gallows Bird. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, pine, fruits, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops, coffee and pine. Very nice black IPA.
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost black, with a thin tan head.
Strong citrus and floral notes, with a hint of toffee and roast coffee.
Drinks a little porter like with strong toffee and coffee, but has a good whack of citrus and hop resins.
The finish is fairly sweet, good roast malt bitterness and hop kick.
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