FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki) (6:5:7:4:14=3.6)
Nice roasty aroma. Mellow rich body. Smooth body, but carbonation a little higher than I like, swirls away though. Nice nuttiness. Not sure where this is aiming as it’s not a black IPA. I guess it’s a good hoppy stout though.Good balance between full stout roast and bitter hops. Aromatics not so extreme, barely fighting the other aspects, not a self-selling aroma at all. But still a nice beer.
Rerate: Keg (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Very similar to bottle, but a bit more aroma, both roast and pungent spicy hops. Taste matches that exactly. Covers 7.5% very well. Lovely hoppy stout. We did a comparison to Dark Arts, which we’d previously given 3.7, and while that one smelt better, this clearly tasted better. Overall, the preference was here.
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit einer wunderbar schönen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig fruchtig, röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, fruchtig, stark hopfig, bitter, Kaffee.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsø. A bit cloudy, dark brown appearance with a tan head. A little minty, mild piney, dark chocolate, lightly roasty aroma. Fairly roasty, a bit charred, spruce/piney, somewhat bitter flavor and overall pretty solid.
Benzai (9802) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Pitch black color, small rough off-white colored head. Smell is great: malts, roasted malts, hops, fruity hops. Taste malts, lightly some coffee, fantastic hops, fruityness and a lovely bitterness. Wow this is good! Medium body, medium carbonation.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very drinkable and balanced achievement. Bang on the style, jet black, citrus aroma, roast right there. Above average mouthfeel.LCBO.
Rune (9111) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
200ml, keg, shared with Skinnyviking at Mikkeller & Friends. Good lacing from a bubbly, tan-coloured head. Devil-black body colour. Aroma of earthy malts and dark fruits. Well blended taste of resin-like hops, coffee grounds, and dark fruits. Bitter finish. Fresh and nice (Copenhagen, 22.05.2013).
Meilby (9000) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ yngwie
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long dry, citrus and grape fruity, piney and hint of chocolate in the finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep pitch black pour with a thick moussey brown head. The aroma is amazing - orange peel, tangerine and some slightly tropical notes. A very subtle bit of cocoa and a touch of moderate malt character through the middle. Medium bodied but the hops in here are very expressive. Juicy and citrusy with a fantastic balance of malt and hops. Has a little bit of floral character as well. It’s lovely.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask conditioned air dispense Euston Tap London. A black beer with an off-white head. Delicious grapefruity hops throughout. Notes of coal from the dark malts but no sweetness. Beautiful flavours and ridiculously drinkable. Not as robust by depth as some but gorgeous all the same.
mcberko (8738) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle at Euston Tap, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dry toasted malts, some floral hops, and very dry notes. Flavour brings out very dry roasted / toasted malts, pungent piney hops, and dry bread. Very dry body, full of toasted malt and dry piney hops. Excellent black IPA - one of the best British beers out there.