fridus (5) - lucca, ITALY - APR 7, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
si presenta con un colore profondo che quasi intrappola la luce, schiuma sottile leggera e mediamente persistente, note tostate e caramellate unite ad una bella luppolatura, leggermente erbacea, il pepe si nota lievemente e trovo che sia un tocco di stile ed un azzardo ben riuscito! una ottima birra sicuramente!
Kosmokrator (424) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 Alla spina. Color nero lucido con fragile ma stabile cappello di schiuma beige. Al naso sentori dolciastri di pesca, agrumi, luppolo e caramello; gusto maltato e fruttato che evolve presto verso un amarognolo luppolato e tostato con lievi note di frutta secca e liquirizia. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura leggermente oleosa, effervescenza gentile.
Tide (1458) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 5p. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, peppers, a bit of coffee, roasted malts, hops and nuts. Bitter finish with peppers, chocolate and coffee. Very nice, smooth black IPA.
frankpoirot (13) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hops and indian black peppar marry nicely together.
No wonder, it has won medal in big Fesitvals
nice nice nice
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy deep ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, heavy lime, light roasted malts, vanilla, apricot and mango. flavour is more of the same, herbal hops, light toasted malts and dark chocolate, quite lemony, with a light roasted-bitter dry finish. meidum-bodied with average carbonation.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - bright amber-brown beer with a poor head left; bread, raisins and chocolate in the nose; a good malt backbone, nice balance between malt sweetness and a late bitterness; piney and pepery finish
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@HBF2013. Very deep ambery black colour with a small bown head. Aroma is syrupy, sweet malts, raisins, wood and some toffee. Flavour is fruity and toffeeish with some wooden and mild caramelly notes. Good balance on this one.
FatPhil (8563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (HBF2013, Saturday)
Super fruity peachy aroma. A bit watery in the mouth. Nice roast. Estery like an English beer, but some beaniness too. Dry woody hops, but not so obvious. Dryness is clear, this does have good attenuation. After the wows other people were voicing, I’m a little disappointed. Not saying 7%, so respect to Elav for crafting this well.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ HBF2013., rated blind. Pours black with a small, beige head. Aroma is pretty light. There’s roast and some fruitiness, but not a lot. Taste is exotic fruits, grapefruit. Wouldn’t have figured for a dark beer going by the flavor. Aftertaste is roasted. Palate is light with not much carbonation. Still not a style I much like.
olio (5267) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of smoke, ripe fruits and hops, also roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, hops, caramel and fruits. Decent.