SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown, almost black, with red tinges. Roasted malt, pine and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted taste with notes of pine, liquorice and chocolate. Nicely balanced compared to some other Black IPAs I’ve had, but not necessarily better for it.
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Black in color, with a tan head. Aromas of some licorice, floral faint hops and malts. Flavors of malts, some hops. Calling it an IPA does not match my expectations for this beer. But it’s still a great ale.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on March 8, 2012
Clear dark brown to black color, tan head. Grainy, malty, sweet, licorice, spicy, (a bit of ) sassafras scent. Grainy, bitter taste. Long dry bitter and grainy aftertaste. Medium smooth mouthfeel, high dry grainy bitterness.
esp0r (2645) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with daje at Olympen
Pours black with a tanned head. Smells of coffee, roasted malts and some citrus. Not as fruity as some other black ipas i’ve tried lately. Taste has good sweetness, some fruityness and blackberries. Some chocolate notes too. Nice power hoppy bitterness in the finish. Absolutely a nice beer
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Black - offwhite head. Nice hoppy, burned, smokey notes, berries, fruity, roasted malty, ok but medium hoppy, citrus, grape fruits. O.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: black with a mocha head, smells like roasted malts, mocha, coffee, slightly sweet, taste is roasted & slightly smoked dark malts, hops (touch bitter) / grapefruit & citrus, slightly bitter coffee, chocolate, hint of liquorish, bitter hoppy aftertaste, medium bodied, touch full, nice
yiannnos (1246) - , CYPRUS - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour. Roasted malts aroma. Flavour of hoppy chocolate and coffee. Very enjoyable
Ungstrup (33397) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. BBE 09/2013.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small white foamy head. Aroma of strong coffee, smoke and ash, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, salty licorice (but not as strong as on other Emelisse brews) and very bitter hops. Medium bodied, very smooth and maybe a bit thin mouthfeel. Bitter, roasty finish with some licorice. A very well balanced Black IPA.
olio (8785) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 09/2013
Pours murky brown color with small head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops, dark fruits, caramel and coffee. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, ripe fruits, mild peat, vanilla notes and some chocolaty notes. Quite good and balanced brew.