KnutAlbert (5551) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Deep ruby, fluffy head.
Lovely complex sweetness, layer upon layer of flavour. Smoke, burned sugar, subtle bitterness. For dark evenings showing there is hope after all.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. from Bottleworks. Opposing yet complimentary forces. This beer is a ridiculous interpretation of the black IPA style. Crazy hop bitterness mixes with a seriously roasted stout to produce an incredibly heavy brew. So much alcohol it feels like the heat is burning off my tastebuds. No wonder itís only in a 12 oz. My first Evil Twin beer an hopefully not my last.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration2012. A reddish dark brown beer with a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is lightly roasted, with some resiny and piney notes. Citrus peel and a touch of coffee. The flavor is quite bitter and resiny, with the roasted malts sure present. Full-bodied, sweetish and pleasantly carbonated, but a bit warm on the palate. The finish is bitter and sweet with roasted malts. Itís a nice blend, but I think the beers are better on their own than blended even though my ratings might not reflect that. 120511
Yorker (848) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a light tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and piney and citrusy hops. Flavour is roasted malt, piney and citrusy hops Ė and a slightly bitter finish.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Delightfully floral hop aroma with hints of sweet tropical fruits and rosted malt. Sweet taste with clearly fruity notes, roasted malt, hops and some salt licorice. Distinct bitterness in the aftertaste where unfortunately bitter taste from the alcohol emerges too much in the taste.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose/taste of heavily roasted chocolate malt, sweet chocolate, vanilla, resin and roast coffee. Finishes a bit bitter cocoa/dry resin. Lots of warming alcohol. Medium body.
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet mat, pine hops, caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, citrus, chocolate, and some dark fruit; Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced; Overall, pleasantly surprised - pretty good.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, tobacco, ash, and roastiness. Flavor is very roasty...burnt, tobacco, molasses, and a bit of a metallic note..piney and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a burnt dark fruit drh finish.
TheCametron (1516) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bens. Darkest Brown with a tan head. Aroma has a confusing blend of both elements. Toffee, Roast, char, Pine. I felt the aroma pointed more at the Imperial Stout and the finish pointed more at the IIPA. Itís pretty wild. Firing in every direction. Raisiny sweetness and rampant bitterness. The two beers clash in a wonderful way.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bangers and Lace in Chicago. Ooohh - rich dark pour. Smells like stripper perfume. Sharp hop taste with good roasty elements. Very nice.