20107589 (709) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour black with a frothy offwhite head. chocolate, and light caramel aromas, taste light sweet, medium bitter. medium bodied, average carbonation, long bitter finish
screigh (649) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black. Large rocky tan head. Lots of lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma. Very astringent. Lots of patent malt flavor. Not much of a hop flavor.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, resin, floral, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter,
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice layer of frothy dark head. Darkest of browns. Bottle pour. Malty, piney, roasted flavor.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
DraftDodger (1042) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 6/5 2016. 35,5 cl bottle (12 oz) from Meny. Fellow enjoying his Hoppy Feet with his feet in the air on the label. Looking very peaceful. Pours very dark brown with huge light beige head. Settles as creamy crown of foam. Several centimeters thick. Lotsa lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet overripe fermented fruit. Peach, mango and a little grape fruit. A little roasted malts in there as well. In addition you get the feeling that it contains a healthy alcohol percentage. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor has subdued sweetness followed by medium to strong bitterness. Aftertaste is not particulary long and medium bitter. Do not know exactly what I expected from a black IPA - but this one is pleasant enough on a sunny afternoon.
Speko (210) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12oz. Pours dark brown with off white head, good lacing. Aroma of fruits, grapefruit, citrus (oranges), roasted malts, hint of flowers. Sweet taste with notes of sweet fruits, hops and grapefruit. Some bitterness with notes of pine in the aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation.
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Aroma is roasted malts with hint of anise, chocolate and pine. Appearance is virtually black but dark ruby red with light source directly behind, finger width creamy beige head with no sparkle and mild lacing. Taste is balance of sweet and bitter roasted malts with light chocolate and hint of anise and pine as in aroma. Palate is medium bodied with light, thin texture, lively carbonation and pleasant roasted bitter finish. Overall, more on the roasted, malty side than a true balance between the sweet malts and the bitter hops. The contribution of the hops is more for bitterness than flavor. Could be a little thicker.
jesperhammer (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30-MAR-2016, bottle @home, from Meny.
Dark brown with a high off-white head.
Aroma is roast and hops with a clear smoked note as well. Meaty, peated.
Taste the same. As it warms or perhaps as I get used to it - the smoke becomes more faint and the malt more obvious. Chocolate. But still also the pine and grape fruit. A tad over carbonated. Smooth, bitter. Very nice.
commonmac (1030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle picked up at Central Ave Liquors for the opening weekend of March Madness. Consumed with commonshawn. Black in color with a healthy amount of tannish head. Aroma includes plenty of roasted malt notes, a little chocolate, and some citrus hoppyness. Taste has initial peat like elements but gives way to a nice bitter, dark chocolate quality that leads the drinker into a pleasant, lingering finish. There is also a fruity note like grapefruit or peach. Slightly ash towards the end but nothing that overwhelms the palette. There is a definite bite influencing the mouthfeel...seems to avoid drifting into silky, smooth territory. It’s a good rendition of a black IPA and one I would direct the uninitiated towards. My feet are tapping to the beat of this Clown Shoes effort.