saxo (15410) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee notes and a bitter finish that must come from hops, but could almost just as well be bitter chocolate. No flowery sensation from this beer. Disappointing.
berlinoise2go (675) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Very dark reddish brown colour. Half-inch beige head, good retention, a small amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cream/milk, licorice, dark chocolate, cola/caramel, orange peel. Semisweet taste upfront, quickly overtaken by a powerful hop bitterness - nice overall balance. Dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
NosirIwont (2186) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, almost black, brown with a khaki head. Good lacing. Sweetish and tart hop aroma with a weird off-note; sort of a blend between roasted, citrus, tart, milky and warm dumpster notes. Not really sure what to make of this. In any case it feels cloying. Tart, slightly smoked/roasted, apple flavour. Cooked vegetables and citrus as it warms. Bitter and tart finish with notes of fruit and citrus hops. Lingering apple notes. Slightly oily palate. Overall I think this had the potential to be good, but just comes off as a bit of a mess. 12.06.12.
tsjerno (32) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with tan foam,
taste: sweet and roasty with long bitter ending
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and caitrus. Flavour with fruit and spiced.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 0.33 L bottle. A low dense and creamy tan head, over an opaque black body. Smells nice! Yellow fruits, oranges, mildly roasted dark malts, and a gentle licorice tone. Supersmooth in the mouth. Full-bodied. Nice fruity-bitter flavor. A good mix of mild chocolate-accented malts and a light resinous hop bitterness with som fine fruit tones added. Top notch BIPA.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted coffee and big chocolate. Light sweet and medicinal, with big roasted and hoppy bitter. Good.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,25l. Gave fra Rune. Kullsort med et høyt, litt farget bobleskum som varer lenge. Fester seg litt til glasset. God fruktig aroma med litt sjokolade. Myk munnfølelse. 0 kullsyre. Smaken er først fruktig - litt appelsin - men den drukner raskt i en kraftig & fyldig bitterhet. Sjokolade i avslutningen.
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Botled. Pours deep, dark brown with a nice off-white head. Nose of mild coffee, citrus, roasted malts and smoked notes. Sweet flavor with roast, citrus fruits, coffee, chocolate and ashy notes. Medium bodied, slick feel and soft carbonation. Ends up with a decent bitterness. A well brewed Black IPA.
vipinvelp (3160) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with slightly colored foam head, lacing to glass. Smells like burnt caramel, tastes nice bitter with some sweet caramel in background. Long dry bitter taste. (Bruinisse 201205)