Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of chrisv10. Pours an opaque deep dark coffeeish brown with an beige head. The nose has lovely citrusy aroma hops. Medium body, subtle roast, great juicy aroma hops. But as with the pale version this is simply too dry for me and appears unbalanced. I prefer my IPA’s with a little more residual sweetness - this is simply too dry. 020412
jesperhammer (3548) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17-MAR-2012, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Black with beige head.
Hoppy with coffe, roast and more hops.
Really well made Black IPA.
YanniVampiro (9) - Leonforte, ITALY - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inferior to its Golden counterpart, this Cascadian ale suffers on some lack of balance between the toastiness of malts and the hopping; making of it more of an hopped stout than a Black IPA. Russian Roulette Black IPA lacks a bit of personality, I think the brewers might have dared more.
yespr (36091) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to almost black with a thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is fruity, dark malty and roasted. Smooth dark roasted malty, breadish, ashy and solid hoppy. Grapefruity and solid bitter. Dark malty and solid hoppy/bone dry.
chrisv10 (12978) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. very dark brown with medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little sweet, pine, little grapefruit and bitter.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and rather hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310312
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice fully lasting creamy tan head. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, chocolate, roast malt and hops. Nice long bitter finish.
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odense spring time specialties night at Dolle. Black with a lasting tan head. Fruity and citrus aroma with some licorice, tar and chocolate. Dry and bitter with a smoked hint and a roasted and hop bitter aftertaste
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Late March Tasting, 2012. Pours dark nearly black with a creamy beige head. Nose has lovely exotic and citrussy hops. Flavor is vague roast, caramel and pine. Smooth and dry. Good!
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Ølkonsortiet. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is pretty nice - sweet milk chocolate up front mixing with dark caramel and liqourice. Then a fresh punch of pungent hoppiness - piney, citrus zest, and pineapple. Very nice. The taste is more focused on the fruity hops instead of the malts. Very pungent grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine notes. Then the malts kick in with roasted notes and liquorice. The taste is very bold and raw, but the elements come together very nicely, especially the pungent hop profile is really good.