TET (1623) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A colablack beer with a medium, dense and beige head. The nose is balanced, dry roastiness, exotic fruits, citrusfruits, coffee and some chalk. Taste is strongly roasted, lots of grapefruity and sour bitterness, coffee. The end is dry and burned. Medium bodied, a good beer to drink. Medium bodied, nice to drink. Balance isn’t totally succesfully, lots of bitterness and roastiness. Good beer, anyway.
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small off-white fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, some roasted malts as well as some citrusy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, raisin, some fruits and mild caramelly and liquorice notes as well.
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 (2968) - 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