stijnemans90 (93) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goede black ipa. Zacht bitter, stoutig,bitter in de afdronk maar toch met een zacht zoetje. Goede black ipa.
Plovmand (7661) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours black with a huge beige head. 90% of all Dutch beer has this flaw somehow. The aroma is roast and licorice with piney hoppy notes. Seems somewhat over carbonated. It has a roasted and piney flavor with licorice notes added to it.
Gurthnar (4534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ShivanDragon. Thanks! Dark colour and stable head. Quite assertive hoppiness all around - aroma, bitterness, and flavour. Roast is actually kept almost nonexistent and the focus is on grassy and resiny hops and light caramelly malt. Maybe light light chocolate. Very good.
lukka19 (420) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Gurthnar. Dark brown color with huge light tan head. Aroma is nice hoppy, citrusy, zesty, resiny, light roasty, light coffee with floral notes. Solid malty backbone with nice hoppy kick
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Woow, beauty in a bottle. The color of the beer is beautiful. The beer is a very dark ruby red, almost brown. There is some cloudiness in the beer. On top of the beer a beautiful layer of soft, rough light brown foam. The foam remains on top of the beer for a tremendous amount of time. I live a soft layer like this on my beer. It’s amazing. The smell of the beer is lovely. It’s so much more than just an IPA. There is a lovely smell of citrus fruits. This gives a sweet and fruity aroma with a sour twist. It isn’t as strong as in most IPA’s. The reason for that is that there is so much more to smell, I don’t think there was any room left. Besides the fruity IPA there is a delicious aroma of sweet, lovely chocolate. There’s also smoked, roasted barley, and some hints of coffee, but the chocolate aroma is the strongest. This is beautiful in combination with the IPA aroma. The roasted barley aroma also has something salty to it. I could snif this up all day. The taste has the same beautiful combination between IPA and stout like dark tones. The IPA flavor is bittersweet, slightly sour and has a nice citrusy aspect. Besides this, there is a lovely dark flavor of sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley. This gives the beer a nice salty bitterness. This all is in perfect balance, sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness. There aren’t a lot of beers with a balanced smell and flavor like this, especially not when there are so manny individual aromas and flavors to detect. It’s lovely and I want more.
teddybeer (3223) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, light beige head with good retention and nice lacework. Aroma is roasty, light hoppy and coffee notes. Flavor is mild bittery with a high presence of roasted malts. LIght bitterness in the final wwith short duration.
Mr_Pink_152 (3216) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hopology. Black colour with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, citrus orange spice. Taste sweet chocolate orange.
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Love this brewery and love this beer! Very fruity with some dark fruits. Sweet. Bitter. Just great!
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a big, creamy beige head. Fine aroma of caramel malt, biscuit, roasted toast, citric fruit and piny hops. Flavor has a nice maltbase with caramel, biscuit, some fruit and nice bitterness. Balanced body and good, smooth aftertaste with some bitterness. Nice one, probably closer to a hoppy brown ale than black IPA. Like it anyway.
ABS (823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown to black body. Tan head. Liquorice, alcohol and dark fruit nose. Quite dry. Medium body, medium carbonation. Malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, some citrus and orange flavour. Fruit. Apple. Mostly bitter, some sweetness. Could use a bit more body.