Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black colour with a beige head. Fruity, spicy hops. Lightly roasted with notes of salmiak, licorice and coffee. Bitter, but still with some balance. Not my favorite style, but still good.
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: hoppy, faint chocolate, some coffee.
TASTE: coffee, bitter, hoppy, some chocolate.
Very nice Black IPA! Even though I’m not a fan of this type of beer!
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell with chocolate and coffee, some hops in the background, pine and citrus I think. The malt is dominant in the taste as well, fairly bitter finnish mostly coffee bitter but also some from the hops. A malt dominant BIPA, like a hoppy stout. I prefer my BIPAs when they give more room to the hops, at least 50/50 but preferably that the hops is dominant and the dark malts are there to give it an extra dimension. This one isn’t doing that, but still a nice beer and definitely drinkable.
gyllenbock (6484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. (rating 3500)
Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of hops, grape, licorice, dark chocolate and some berries. The finish was bitter. Balanced and nicely drinkable, a solid Black IPA.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with mocca head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, roasted malt and faint coffee. Taste is fruity, hoppy, light roasted, light bodied. Long bitter finish. Nice and well balanced
ImperialStefan (22) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Citrus, maybe coffee, also smells a bit like compost.
Appearance: Pitch black, tan head.
Taste: Citrus, Peach, Coffee, liqourice. A good bitterness that is nicely balanced by malts.
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pitch black, small head. Lots of roasted malts and some subtle stable/hay tone in aroma. Sweet, yet beautifully balanced against distinct hops in flavor. Small body but long nice bittersweet after taste. Nicely done!
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fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small sized head. The hop aroma is fresh and very nice; it has a sweaty and resiny character; very light manure too; roasted malts are in the background. The mouthfeel is very smooth; it has an excellent dry coffee flavor, and the hop brings a pleasant fruity and resiny touch.
Very fresh and good beer.
Linnet (1444) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: hops upfront, citrusy, resinous, piney, tropical fruits, fruitcandy, then Come, roastiness, licorice, ash, and light coffee, ABV well hidden.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: big bite, roasty, noticably sour, salty, light sweetness, rather heavy roastiness for the style, but hops are making an assertive prescence as well.
P: medium body, average carbonation, bitter and roasty finish.
hackobock (2768) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, best before 2014-05-13. Pours very dark red/brown, almost black with a one inch dense tan head. Aroma is hops up front with citrus, resin and pine then some roasted notes with coffee, soy and licorice comes through. Taste is bitter roasted malt with soy and licorice at first, then some green hop bitterness and finally a fairly dry bitter, almost astringent finish.