sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Pours a clear dark brown with an off-whitehead. Smells of peat smoked malts. Sweet and dry with aromas of smoked peat and fruity malts. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Peaty finish.
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty smoky hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky hoppy finish.
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Tar and old ropes, you almost hear the creaking of old timer. Strong smoky flavour over a fine malty beer base, nice bitterness, too.
Rasmus40 (10582) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, moderate hoppy - grapefruit - and rather smoked - peat. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 090212
chrisv10 (10787) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark amber with big beige head. Aroma is malt, little roasted malts, peat, little citrus and hops. Flavour is malt, peat, medium sweet, little roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little acid, little ash and bitter.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are ashtray smoke, bacon, hops and roast malt. Smoke is quite dominant. Not very balanced.
diabel (1605) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown body with a lightly brown head. Smoked (!) aroma with some hops coming through but malts are stronger. Maybe too much smoked, both in aroma and flavour. Very well bodied. All in the end great.
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown-black colour, tan head. Smoky aroma, malts, light hops on a background of burned malts. Sweet smoky flavour, smoky whisky, quite bitter hops and bitter roasted malt tones. Finish smoky and bitter.
The first black IPA I’ve tasted that really makes sence to me.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, sebletitje!)
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ RBBWG 2012 thanks to Sebletitje. Dark brown to black coloured beer with a medium brown head. Really nice smokey roasted and malty hinted aroma. FUll light creamy palate. Finish is again strong smokey and roasted malty with a light alcoholic finish. Very good!
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 75cl. The aroma has smoked peaty meat, citric hops, roasted coffee. Black coloured with a nice, firm, creamy beige brown head. The taste is moderate bitter, smoked and peated, citric and roasted. Ashy, dry mouthfeel, lingering hops and malts on the taste buds. Really a nice piece of art. My bottle says it has 11% alcohol.