jmgreenuk (4958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bryggeri, Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is grassy hop, light malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a grassy nettle pine needle light spice hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A great example of the style.
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the SOPP. The aroma is nice but could be stronger. Black body, nice beige head. The taste is good, more like a hoppy porter. Good long hoppy finish.
SaintMatty (5521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle (Bryggeri Helsinki, Helsinki) - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, soapy hops and roasted malt in the aroma. Hoppy, roasted and slightly soapy taste with notes of liquorice, coffee and cocoa. Nice and easy to drink.
Cunningham (4899) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a nice big frothy beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild grapefruit hoppy, roasted malt, coffee and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild grapefruit hoppy, rich roasted, coffee, chocolate and mild fruity.
Overall impression: My first BIPA from Finland. Thanxxx Rosenbergh! I really liked it. But felt it was more a nice hoppy porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Rosenbergh
kevnic2008 (8458) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks for this bottle to rosenbergh. Black colour, beige head. Malty with coffee and lots of it. A bitter finish.
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is at the same time roasted and fruity hoppy. Equal intensities. Clear very dark colour. Stable head. Taste is fruity, plums, light roasted sourness. Overall quite strong roasted presence. Fruity hops. Quite nice balance, drinkable. Good beer.
ThirstyBird (1700) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a super dark black/brown with a tan head... A bit of a gusher. The smell is roasted malt, fruit, brown sugar. The taste is dark roasted malt, fruit, brown sugar, citrusy ending dry. The body is light + with active carbonation. The carbonation was off on my bottle but pretty decent taste.
Erzengel (3546) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Many thanks to rosenbergh! Batch #26. Dark malty in the beginning, very intense, nicely bloomy-bitter, fresh hops with dark roasted beer. The aftertaste is intense, dry-roasted, slightly sweet, intense bitter.
Very nice beer!!
Douberd (2590) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hiisi Pläkki) Bottle 330 ml at home, from Euro Swap and rosenbergh, thanks!
Served into a tall tulip, ABV 6.3%
Totally black colour on the body, huge beige head, maybe more than half of the glass. Thick and creamy with excellent retention and not just because of its size. Medium lacing on the glass.
Lots of citrus on the aroma, fresh lemon leaves.
Taste also of citrus, lemon leaves, grapefruit, roasted malts on the finish. Mildly bitter and long aftertaste.
Medium thin body, active carbonation. Dry palate.
Very good black IPA.
BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola black beer with a huge dark beige head. Looks really good. Roasted and fruity aroma with berries. Roasted flavor with red berries. Some sweetness. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. Quite nice, combination of a stout and an IPA.