cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast ... dry toffee malts ... dry roast nose ...dry malt .. dry roast ...
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. It pours a very dark brown body and a dense, finger-thick dark beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, some licorice blends in, and also a light hoppyness. Roasted flavor with some licorice, a touch of caramel sauce and some bitterness. Full-bodied, dry and pleasantly carbonated with roasted malts and some bitterness in the finish. It’s a really nice one, but far from being a Black IPA or whatever you choose to call it. I’d say stout instead. And one more please. 120511
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBC 2012. Black - offwhite head. Fruity hoppy, burned malts,dry hoppy, nutty, nice high malty, nice bitterness, citrus, dark chocolate, dark roasted bread.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour with bubbly head. Quite toasty and roasty, more stoutlike than most exapmles. Has nice roastiness and lots of hop. Good beer, assertive and balanced.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear garnet-black body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some caramel, roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some roast, orange, light grapefruit/earthy. Light-medium body.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Chestnut colour with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma with a touch of leather, and some herbal hops. Roasted flavour with some citrus hops and a bitter finish
thewolf (10708) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours ruby red to black with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma has citric hops, coffee, roasted malts, soft cocoa. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is soft, roasted, chocolate, sharpish hops, light coffee. Very, very bitter finish. Nice.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours dark brown with a yellowish head. Aroma is rather mixed. Dark malt. Hop. Herby. Med body or better. Flavor is chocolate with some earthy "greenish" hop. It’s pretty bitter. Chocolate persists. Quite an unusual ale. A bit off the usual Cascadian versions. Nice.
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heay malty and hoppy aroma. Roast. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft courtsy of the crew, thank you gentlemen! Very dark brown, small creamy head. Aroma of coffee grounds on toast. Taste is similar, with a bitter finish. Not bad.