al53 (85) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brygget 21/5/12.
Hazy dark brown/black. HUGE lasting and lacing foam.
Aroma is sour, roasted malt,smoke,ash, dark fruits and hint of liquorice.
Taste is dry roasted malts, coffee beans, hops, dark chocolate, dark fruits
Medium, creamy bodied.
Espresso like roasted, very dry, ashy and bitter finish.
Suprisingly smoky and dry.
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Quite much black colour with a huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is sour wood, mild roasted and toasted notes along with some floral hops. Flavour is ashes, fruits, some tart wood along with mild bitterness to it. Wellbalanced and surprisingly nice for a India Black...
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium brown pour, not too dark, with a lively light brown head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, and a little brothy, a surprise to me that there is little smokiness in the aroma. Dark fruits are the initial flavour that greets you on the palate, then some caramel with just a hint of campfire smoke. Medium bitterness in the finish. Restrained smokiness actually makes this a more interesting brew than I had anticipated. Probably won’t win over any hopheads though, as the hops are equally restrained. Still a nice brew.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml batch #476 @Beer Hunters
Opaque black color, big foamy brownish head. Smokey nose with some tart notes and wood. Medium-bodied, active carbonation. Licorice, caramel maltyness, smoke, a bit tarry. Nose didn’t promise much but flavor is very good.
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle, batch 389. Pours opaque black with a huge light brown head. Aroma of plums, biscuity malt and a little hops. Fairly subdued flavours, some hops and roasted malt, only mild bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a short creamy finish.
Fspirit (49) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small and pretty white head. Fruit and burned wood in the aroma. Taste is roasty malts, dried fruits and like that burned porkchops kind of taste. A little bitternes in the end. I would call this a smoked black ipa.
jookos (3158) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@kittys, 7.7. Black, frothy tan head. Perfumy, floral, slight green hoppyness. Roasty body, some smokyness. Quite smooth even if bitter and dry, feels light, like whipped cream. Hoppy citrus greens in finish. Leaves a jerky, burnt bbq steak flavour after the hops mellow.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with beige head. Nose of berry, smoky malt, wood. Flavour is berry, citrus, smoke comes in at the finish, along with coffee. This is a really well balanced beer. Feels a bit bigger than 6.7% but I guess that’s just from the smoke. These guys are really solid with the smoke and never go too far; I’m definitely a fan.
Grima (2172) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with thick, off-white and creamy head. Smell has lots of smoked malts, coffee and come citrussy hops. Starts with strong roasted malts, bitterish coffee notes and some fruity hops. Overall surprisingly mild! The middle part is more hoppy, with some citrus and grapefruit, paired with roasted coffee and some chocolate. Goes into a coffee’ish and roasty finish with lots of citrussy hops!
chimpgibbon (404) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of control head over black pour. Aroma of malt, light choco, little funk. Body is foamy and medium oily, Dry hoppy end. Taste is malty hoppy, liilte dark fruit and some booze. Ok.