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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6185) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2012
500ml bottle. Opaque black with huge frothy lacing beige head. Superb salient hop aroma, grassy and slightly herbal, on roasty dark malt background. Bitter hoppy taste supported by dry roasty dark malt. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (16440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 25, 2012
Dunkelmalziger, recht bitterer Antrunk. Anschließend wird die Malzigkeit intensiver, weicher und trockener. Bitterschokolade, erdig, etwas alkoholisch, die Röstnoten steigen. Dann grasiger, starke Bitternoten zum Schluss. 12/10/8/9/10/9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Color black with medium brown head. Aroma alcohol, hop, citrus, roasted. Taste sweet, coffee, roasted, chocolate, hop, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6509) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
500 ml bottle, at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. ABV is 7.1%. Black colour, large tan head. Lovely aroma of hops, fruity and resinous notes. The flavour is distinctly hoppy with piney and resinous notes, also roasty notes (coffee). Roasty bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2012
(Bottle 21/03-2012) Low brown head, almost black color, very roasted bitter taste, long aftertaste. BB 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2371) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a brown head. Very hoppy, heavily toasted aroma, spruce, chocolate, coffee beans, grapefruit, smoke, ashes, tobacco, passion fruit. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Very hoppy, bitter taste, roasted malt, chocolate, spruce, pine resin, tobacco, coffee, passion fruit, ashes, grapefruit peerl, smoke. As with the light one, this is also off balance in terms of hops vs body, but works better. The roasted malts make up a better counterweight, providing better balance. (2012-04-15)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6342) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
(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

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