Habanero (1698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black with a large, creamy, beige head. Excellent lacing. Nose of roasted malts, a bit o smoke and fruity hops. Fairly sweet flavor with roasted malts, bread, citrus, grapefruit and coffee. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up dry and solid bitter. A nice one.
lusikka (4124) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter hops and some coffee. Flavour of strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, grapefruit, bitter hops and some smoke-like notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty bitter finish. Long lingering bitterness just like on the other Russian Roulette. A tad too thin, but still this hop profile is great.
mjs (3665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20120421) The beer poured almost black and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, hops and chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, ash, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. The taste was disappointmen - way too much burnt malts.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Almost black with a medium, firm and beige head. Aroma is both fruity-hoppy, and roasted, lightly licoricey and dried-fruity. Flavor is burned-malty and ashy, with moderate licorice presence. Quite bitter, long finish. Medium body, ashy-burned palate with quite soft CO2. Promising aroma, but way too burned flavor for enjoyment. 3645
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of rosted malt, chocolate, hops, and lemons, leading to a bitter finish.
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy piney licorice aroma. Slightly roasted malty hårdhänt bitter piney hoppy flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
Papsoe (25129) - 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 (2281) - 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 (8) - 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 (26476) - 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.