BadRed (15) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice dark colour, rich aroma and palate, quite hoppy. Very enjoyable beer. I’d say it was a stout without sweetness .
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle purchased at Capones. Poured a solid black body with about 60% of my initial pour being a super dense beige head that left gobs of lace and lasted the entire duration of the beer. Aroma of dark toast, bitter citrus, yellow grapefruit, spruce, touch of chocolate. Thinner body that feels a bit watery but is tempered by the strong carbonation and a solid bitter lingering finish. Flavor is much like the aroma and dominated by dark toast and bitter citrus with some dark chocolate, burnt coffee and yellow grapefruit. Very good but I wish the body was a bit thicker.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Erzbierschof - very dark brown almost black beer under a solid and long lasting creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; nicely hoppy with notes of red fruits and pine needles; quite full-bodied, creamy palate and fairly bitter; slightly dry and with a pretty long hoppy finish showing notes of licorice and resine
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours turbid black with big 3-finger brown head that is clingy as hell. Nose is heavy hops, earthy cacao, some yeasty funk. Tastes dry, with heavy resiny hops, cacao, some citrus, and a very IBU-laden bitter finish.
visionthing (2088) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Pours black with a small off-white head. Heavy hoppy aroma with grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, roasted malt and hints of coffee and chocolate. Sweet and slightly fruity with some roasty notes. Long grapefruit aftertaste with hints of darks chocolate. Full body and flavour. Very nice BIPA!
Tmoney99 (9580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop & alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty pine finish.
Arve_Christian (2459) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Ølbutikken.
Black color , brownish foam.
Integrated and distinct hops. Also roasted and coffee notes.
Full body & high complexity .
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. A thick velvety black with a huge, stable half finger beige head. Aroma is sweet citrusy hops and sweet roasted malty with hints of coffee and caramel malts. Taste is sweet roasted malts with a very bitter and dry finish, lots of alpha acids and roasted flavors. Medium body, oily to creamy texture. Reminds me of Beer Here Dark Hops, but not quite as complex.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 6/7/12. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with piney and grassy hop notes. Bitter grassy hop flavor with equally bitter roastiness all the way to the end. Not bad, but could use a hair of finesse.