yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy to almost grapefruity hoppy yet also with a distinct dark roasted malt. Smooth fruity swept in roasted medium dry breadish malt flavours. Crisp fruity, dominant citrusy into a fresh and crisp hoppy finish. Great stuff!
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, hops, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, bread, and chocolate, leading to roasted finish.
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Black colored with a small off-white head.
Light roasted aroma of hops and pine needles.
Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with roasted notes.
anders37 (19128) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy chocolate aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy bitter citrus finish.
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th September 2012
The ChrisO small midweek tasting. Cheers Leighton for this rare treat. Opaque black brown beer, little tan head. Light piney nose. Mellow dark malts with big fruity and piney hops. All very well integrated. A really smooth black IPA.
Travlr (15641) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2010 Growler courtesy of ygtbsm at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Solid dark brown, large bubble edge head, scant lacing. Aroma of wood splinters from fresh pine 2x4s. Taste is pine resin and burnt cocoa. Interesting and unique.
Dedollewaitor (14546) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml. Growler. Pours Black With a creamy beige head and lacings. Lovely roast, coffee, chocolate, mild ash and grapefruity hops. Smooth and really soft. Absolutely freakin’ fuckin’ fantastic!
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at MikkellerBar. Pitck black - offwhite head. Super fresh hoppy. Burned malts. Some sweetness. Resin. High bitterness. Citrus. Dry bitterness. Lovely.
Leighton (13850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Growler shared at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a creamy, rich beige head. Big sticky pine nose, good roasted malts, dirt, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, super smooth, great pine character, cocoa, smooth roast, light mud. The hops are just stupidly fresh and smooth. Medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Lightly sticky, resinous finish with nice roast, more cocoa, mellow chocolate, pine. Just crazy drinkable. No abrasiveness to the bitterness. Delicious.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler at Chriso - 25/09/12 thanks to Leighton for this one.
Very dark mahogony brown pour with a thinnish tan head than soon departs to the edge of the glass.
On the nose - pine, pine, pine on the nose. Lovely ! Add some hops and bitter grapefruit. A little light smoke also.
Taste follows nose, great piney hoppy black IPA with bitter grapefruit and other tropical fruit tones.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
A Rolls Royce of black IPA’s !