JanVah (178) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörk mörk ale med en kraftig skumkrona. Utpräglad humledoft.
Smakar bra med beska som ligger kvar länge i munnen. Färgen lurar hjärnan att ölen skall smaka annorlunda än den gör.
visionthing (3062) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget, Sälen. Pours close to black with a small off-white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma with pine, tropical fruits and dark malts. Nice hoppy and bitter, not so sweet. Moderate dark flavours and quite delicious.
Arve_Christian (3368) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Systembolaget Sälen. Pitch black color , good offwhite foam.some roasted aromas, powerful hops, licorice . Medium/ full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness. Very enjoyable
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murran (271) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown body with a thin head. Hoppy tones an a well balanced taste.
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OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. A high frothy lacing sand-colored head, over a ruby-hued dark brown see-trough body. Moderate aroma of mild, rounded dark malts and fruity hops. Soft and creamy in the mouth. Mid-bodied. Taste is more prononced. Roasty and hoppy, with a prominent malt- and hop bitterness. A potent and tasty beverage, reminiscent of an US-styled Porter.
Div (25) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pleasantly bittersweet with a piney character, notes of liquorice and a mild rostyness.
Moebbels (384) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black color. The head settles down to a thin uneven layer that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Nose has pine, liquorice, dark syrup, smoke and caramel. Taste is dry and very smooth with a long and roasty dry finish. Carbonation is quite soft and the palate feels medium thick with a light oiliness to it. This is quite nice, smooth and tasty.
andrepintado (1636) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to omhper. Color is quite dark. Head is thin and brownish. Body and carbonation are both quite soft. Taste is high bitter. Aroma is hop, hop, hop, hop. Jeez!
Gr0ve (2163) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown and clear. Medium-sized fine off-white head that clings to the glass. Floral and piney hop aroma. Hints of roasted malts. Some alcohol warmth. Rich dark roasted malt flavours with some caramel. Nice hop bitterness. Overall a very nice black IPA.
gnoff (8010) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Systembolaget, sampled on January 11, 2014.
Very dark red to black color, medium sized fairly lasting tan to light brown head. Hoppy, citrus, hints of roasted scent. Roasted, dry, malty, hoppy taste. Dry grainy, black malt, bitter aftertaste. After a whike the aftertaste settles more towards roasted malt with some bittter malts, rather prolonged. Medium to smooth, a bit fizzy, mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness with distinct hop character and some minerals.
There is some vegetal or forrest mushroom character in scent and taste, but not apparent enough to be disturbing.