JanLaursen (2659) - 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 (4400) - 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.
mile (2642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness and roasted malt, lots of grapefruit and piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and dryish flavor, lots of roasted malt - some burnt malt, piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dry, lots roasted malt - burnt malt, lots of sharp piney hoppyness. Huge amount of hoppyness - together with same amounts of roasted/burnt malt in the finish bitterness gets bit sharp. Anyway, well hopped (black)IPA.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small off white head. Nose is mild pine, roasted coffee, chocolate, charcoal briquettes with some fresh bread. Flavor is bitter from start to finsih as a black IPA should be. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, long aftertaste and medium body.
Lukaduke (1652) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich black color with big fluffy tan head that aces beautifully... Big hop aromas of pineapple, citrus and pine... with subtle notes of coffee and chocolate. The flavors are bright and bitter on the start... a good dose of fresh grass, pine and grapefruit... the dark burnt malts slowly take over bringing flavors of burnt coffee, bitter chocolate and a int of black licorice.
KingCecil (2022) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle....It pours dark brown with a small tan head.... The aroma is pine, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some caramel.....The flavor is the same at the aroma...... Very nice.....
NikkTwist (1337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Put it to my head and got the dark one. Reads as a black IPA. Black pour with a thick tan head. Lots of lace. Very bitter black hops - but wonderfully so! Heavy and dark. Bit smoother than it should be. Very much full of bitter burned notes. Minimal fruit. Medium thick palate. Not for the faint of heart but quite good actually.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s, thanks! Dark brown with a tan head that collapses to a lacing, pithy lemon rind, dehusked malt, roast barley and biting carbonation.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head .... soft pine ... sweet roast malt ... light roast malt ... toffee malt ... dark roast ... light bitter roats ... soft chocolate ... bitter pine hop ...nice deep malt roast ... quite nice