Desverger (1714) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap@Amager ølhus, CPH - dark brown verging black pour with a good beige head. Hoppy fruity, and toasty roasted malts, caramel, slight vanilla, nice sweet/bitter balance on this.
Jorn69 (866) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (61:-). Rostade toner, humlig, fruktig, stor sötma, karamell, besk, medelfyllig. Lång och besk avslutning.
Osprey87 (1405) - WALES - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Dark brown, beige head doesn’t endure long. Smell - rose water orange Centennial. Body is medium, carbonation low, not foamy. Taste - burnt toffee, dried dark fruits, orange, more Centennial, finishes with a soft bitterness. Decent.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour, almost black, with lasting beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt and pine needles. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit, hints of mint and a generous resinous, piney bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a slight sweetness. Considering its fairly powerful bitterness and alcohol level, it feels quite well balanced and drinkable. Very nice.
jookos (1986) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@bruuveri, hki. Black. Fruity grapefruit, green berry, pines on nose, with a good roasted barley, soft chocolate espresso backing. Full soft body, very intensively flavoured. Soft, slight rubbery roastedness, green hoppyness. Well bittered, but soft palate. A slightly resinous, powdered chocolate, finish. Really nice ale for the dark afterworks here. Full and almost creamy soft, with lots of good flavours.
Marstonlad (400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bruuveri, Helsinki. Aroma of heavily roasty dark maltiness, plenty of chocolate, coffee and also pretty much piny hoppiness. Taste is both malty and very hoppy. Initial sweetness lingers surprisingly long before balancing bitterness starts to feature. The combination of rich roasty chocolaty notes and piny and grassy elements is delightfully rich. Taste is very long; the palate round, full and smooth. Excellent black IPA that is very close to an imperial stout in my opinion.
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur : très noire, peu de mousse. Nez : très expressif, sur le café, un peu de fruits noirs mais aussi des fruits exotiques (mangue, passion). Bouche : texture épaisse, un peu sucrée, superbe ampleur aromatique, les 135IBU passent tout seul. On retrouve un mélange de café et de fruits exotiques. Finale : très longue, légèrement amère. Un modèle de Black IPA.
humlelala (953) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: July 23rd 2016) Pours black with ample, creamy and tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is both hoppy (resin, spruce) and malty with notes of toffee and licorice. The aroma is somewhat remniscient of Beer Here’s Dark Hops. Oily texture, soft carbonation, full body and a finish with all of the aroma notes present - i.e. well balanced malt and hops although they are not that well defined individually.
tfredvik (1056) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown body with a medium brown head that reduces to foamy islands and a ring of bubbles at the walls. The aroma is very strong, sweet, delicious and definitely on the hoppy side. I do get some lightly roasted notes, dark caramel and chocolate, but the overripe tropical fruits are dominating. Also some citric hints. The taste is moderate sweet and the long-lasting finish is heavy bitter. Strong flavours of overripe tropical fruits, dark caramel and chocolate mid-palate and bitter coffee and resinous notes in the finish. Close to full body, oily texture and quite soft carbonation. A wonderful DIPA with a touch of stout and porter.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Kastanielys, Sjællands Odde, Denmark]
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 500 ml. bottle bought in Vin & Delikatesse Huset in Holstebro.
Poured into a snifter and the aroma of the hops used hit you straight away. Creamy and hoppy palate, but not much taste from the Stout malts are to be found. It is what it sats it is: a dark stout - and a great one! Lovely beer!!