Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, licorice and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and citrus finish.Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color with fleeting ivory head. Very mild floral, dry hop, dry black malt aromas. medium body. Dry black malt, bakers chocolate, ash flavors--thin finish--very little hoppage
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at HaandFestival 2012. Looking quite nice in the glass, with its dark brown, almost black body and moderately sized beige head. The aroma is lightly roasted, with some dried fruits and a sort of smoked mackerel touch. There are hops too, but not enough I think. That goes for the flavor too, the lack of hops I mean, with some citrus peel and bitterness, but itís mostly on the malty side, with dried fruits and some roasted malts. A little sweetness too. Full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, finishing with a nice blend of roasted malts and bitterness. A slightly weird one, not the typical Black IPA, but sure drinkable. 120504
Benfi (631) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Nose is complex with toasted malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, floral hops. Black color with moka head. Medium/heavy sweetness, light body with soft carbonation. Creamy texture. Heavy bitterness with resin notes. Cold coffee flavors.
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bergstaden (1709) - RÝros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light brown head - hoppy aroma - good malt body with a nice hop bitterness - dry lingering hop finfish - this was good
manucorazzini (25) - Braine-LíAlleud, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is complex with toasted malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, floral hops. Black color with moka head. Medium/heavy sweetness, light body with soft carbonation. Creamy texture. Heavy bitterness with resin notes. Cold coffee flavors.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012.09.12 - bottle 33CL - Black beer with moccha coloured foam - Smell of coffee, hops and fruit. . Taste and finish : roasted malts, citrus and coffee. Some bitterness but not much.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, although it looks watery, with a chocolate frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt and slight hint of pine. Flavour of roast malt with underlying coffee and dark chocolate. Dry lingering aftertaste. More of a watery porter than an IPA to it, doesnít taste itís strength.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours pitch black with a quickly disappaiting head. The nose is a mix of pine resin and heavy roasted malt. This drinks like a hoppy porter more than a CDA/BIPA. It lacks that interplay of creaminess, hops and roast. This mind of reminds me of an odd soft drink.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Countbeer. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Hard roast malts in the nose with a herbal hoppiness. Medium body, hard roast, bitter chocolate and coffee with a malty bitter finish. Thereís certainly hops in here, but they donít really shine, so the end result is more of a bitter Porter really. 250812