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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
NOTE!! This entry is for the dark version. If your beer pours golden your rating must be put under this beer:

Congratulations, you have just managed to get your hands on Russian Roulette - a rare kind of collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark) and OMNIPOLLO (Sweden).

This beer would best be described as an IPA with a twist. A twist that will reveal itself first after you "bust some caps".

One thing remains sure however, if you like hops and the lush texture of a well crafted beer this will have you smiling as you face your destiny.

Good luck,
Jeppe (Evil Twin Brewing) and Henok (OMNIPOLLO)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of pine needles dipped in dark bitter chocolate. Taste is bitter and roasted pine and burnt espresso. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4083) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Strong aroma is quite hoppy and woody, and has a hint of sour orange. Pours a stout-like sable with a thick and persistent tan head. Satisfying flavor has roast malt, hoppy and woody notes with hints of cloves and sour citrus. Smooth, lively texture has good body and fizz, and leaves a hoppy, smoky finish. No risk here of a bad beer here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
11/20/12. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. Black pour with a nice khaki head that cuts to a ring but laces a ton. Damn. I was hoping these two beers had really different scores so I could say I dodged a bullet. Oh well. Dank hop aroma on top of bitter roasted malts that are ashy and acidic. Plenty of hop bitterness combines with more ashy, roasted malts, earthy dank hops, and another small touch of acidity. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, thick, foamy brown head. Aroma is piney and herbal hops with strong roasted malt, and dark chocolate with mint. Taste is roasted malt, strong herbal and floral hops, citrus notes, mint chocolate and hints of pine. Body is medium-full with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, light minty notes, floral hops, citrus and herbal hops. Tasty Black IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus hops and spruce. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some citrus, pine, cheesy hops and spruce. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
16.9 oz bottle to taster (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; black with sticky beige lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, black colored pour, thick tan foam, bitter roasty chocolate with a burnt finish, pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
50cl bottle @ Beer Temple. Opaque, almost pitch black color with a slight dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Full sized, lightly creamy, light brown head that lasts for a long time. Smell roasted malts, hops, some coffee, a hint of mocha. Taste malts, roasted malts, slightly burned, bitterness, hops and lightly some fruits. Medium body, medium to full carbonation. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
In short: A highly roasted, yeasty and uber-bitter Black IPA. Too harsh and lacking balance
How: Bottle 500ml at Dr. Jekyll’s Pub, Oslo Norway
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Nose is intensely hoppy with a mix of floral and grapefruity hops. Some roast on the nose too and also a perfume sensation. Taste is harsh. Some totally burnt malts swimming in yeast, a little burnt coffee beans sensation and maybe some burnt black cake. With such a strong burnt malt flavor I can taste anything burnt, burnt tobacco, burnt wood, burnt anything, you name it. Anyway, except for the burnt flavor the malts remain pretty discreet and with all that yeast you feel like you’re drinking a fluffy ashes soup, I didn’t like this mouthfeel. Hops totally dominate this black IPA, the bitterness sensation is very high and razor sharp. Because of the high roastiness level there’s also a strong dryness sensation that joins the bitterness. There also something soapy in the finish and after-taste. Very tasty for sure but just not my style of Black IPA. And by the way, someone needs to teach the Russians about the much safer regular Roulette game.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5900) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan, October 2012. Black with a large, fluffy white head. This Black IPA was dominated by the hops. But there were also roasted malt, grape and licorice. Really bitter.

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