Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ Konttori
Dark cola brown beer with blonde head. Aroma has chocolate, licorice, pine, resin and toffee. Flavor is resinous and grapefruity bitter as well as chocolaty sweet. Palate is medium full and slick. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is resinous with licorice and coffee acidicy. Decent, but again the age of 12 months is too much for this, it shows on the aftertaste.
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle in London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good take on the style
MayumiH (348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home. Roasted malt aroma. Deep coffee/chocolate flavour with a hint of ( forest ) fruits. Properly hopped. Smooth texture. Rich and bitter finish. Perfect.
evannell (238) - - OCT 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Itís propbably the best Black Ipa iíve ever had. Who cares about my opinion anyways.
Dominik92 (48) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap/pomp. Nice creamy long lasting head. Fruity, and roasty aroma. Nice taste of malt, fruits and smoke.
BeerBaboon (1747) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is roasted and hoppy. Flavour is medium bitter, fruity and roasted.
melush (1287) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color negro. Sabor a lupulo, amargo, resinoso, ligeramente a malta.
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with an offwhite head. Aroma is fresh hops, tea and citrus. Taste is very hop driven, the malt is not dominating, mostly shows in the light bitter and dry finish. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation.
Davros (2260) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a fading light tan head.
Nose shows pine, roasted malt, caramel and grapefruit.
Similar flavours. Big spicy, piny and grapefruit notes followed by roasted malt and a little sweetness.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015
First rating: Big beige-brown lasting head. Mostly opaque black body goes deep dark
brown at edges. Spicy roasty earthy aroma with chocolatey notes.
Dry-sweet spicy earthy gooseberry taste with roasty notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty earthy chocolatey
aftertaste with spicy gooseberry notes. Lovely, harmonic beer with
lots of flavour. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, StrÝmmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3
Second rating: Big brown-beige head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at
the bottom with fast carbonation. Deep roasty tropical fruit
aroma with wooden overripe berries notes. Dry-sweet roasty
pineapple taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dry wooden lacquer and tropical fruit aftertaste with
burnt dusty notes. The aroma has some jarring combinations, but
itís much more harmonic in the mouth. (0.33l bottle, from wine
monopoly, StrÝmmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3