beerman33190 (18) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit, orange in the nose with something else that’s great but I can’t put my finger on it. Taste is also very citrusy with stoutish overtones that work remarkably well together. Yeah, definitely grapefruit in the flavour, lovely ! Mild carbonation and good, tight palate make this a winner.
Saeglopur (23) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from biernavi.de. Black body with small, shortly lasting, beige head. Great aroma, tropical fruits and citrus in the front, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol come from the background. Taste starts with citrus and tropical fruits, then the malt aromas quickly come forward with roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, and then the hop and malt aromas equally head to the hop/coffee bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and a soft carbonation. Enjoyed this a lot, balances the aroma hop and dark malt themes very well and also surprisingly smooth to drink, so it fulfils what I expect from a Black IPA.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, cramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare with a small tan head. Aroma is grapefruity and toasted malty. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Dark malty and grapefruity into the finish.
altonbrownd (4481) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malting Pot. Dark black with thin, tan head. Nose is sweet, lactose, with chocolate and nuts. Taste is also quite roasty, of chocolate, and milk and vanilla. Nice and toasty. Also has a nice hoppy element that perks up in the finish. A really interest beer and one of the best Black IPA’s I’ve had.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
quite dense beige head with thick CO2 bubbles in it. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, hop, hopresin, citrus, boozy. taste roasted malts, smoke, coffee aftertaste bitter, bit skunky. dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. nice bipa. bottle 33 cl / bd aug-2013
rosenbergh (5554) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled 07/08/13. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a small light tan head.
The aroma is delicious... Piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness, dryness and roasted malt. The flavour is much more roasted malt, ashy dryness but also piney and resiny hops and some bitterness. Surprisingly thin for a 8.4% brew. Tasty.
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33 cl bottle from Saveur Bičre; BBD: 06/08/13) Pours black and tan with creamy two-finger head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is herbal hoppy with intriguing sprucy and spicy notes. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a flavourful, lingering yet only slightly bitter finish. Flavour is generally even more complex than the nose with some grapefruit notes. Well balanced and very little roastedness.
Cunningham (3663) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pitch black color with a big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and rich grapefruity hoppy. Fruity notes.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, coffee, fruity, grapefruit hoppy and a fine dark malty background.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Martinus
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @sbwf13. Black with beige head. Aroma and taste of citrus, caramel, licorice, resin, pine and wood.