stefannilssons (811) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jag har svårt att ta mig förbi faktumet att ölen luktar tallbarr men efterhand så lägger chocken sig och ölen visar att den är värd att dricka. Men det är inte för den goda smaken utan för den spännande och svårpreciserade smaken. Slutsats: spännande.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A world-class by-the-book Black IPA. That simple. One of the best of its kind.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed 2.5 years before expiration date (so probably relatively fresh)
The look: Dark brown body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is uber-hoppy with a ton of juicy citrusy hops over a nice freshly baked black cake. Taste is. A solid malt backbone, roasted but not too roasted, chocolaty but not too chocolaty, thick but not syrupy, no alcohol presence, only a light sweetness sensation. And then a truckload of hops that feel fresh and vibrant. Citrusy, resinous, grassy, leafy. Very tasty bitterness that never feels aggressive even thought its resinous character sticks to the back of the mouth for what seems like a full minute. Drinks like a 5% session Black IPA. Yep, a Black IPA lover wet-dream. Probably in on of my personal top-5 Black IPA so far, exactly like I love them, it’s like this brewer read my mind to make this beer, but I hope nobody can actually read my mind, that would be embarrassing, with the midgets porn and all...
ration (1656) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/blsck with a small head. Aroma american hops, malts, some chocolate. Medium palate. Very well balanced. Not Bad.
olio (4088) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere.
Originally rated on 30.06.2011. (8+4+9+4+16).
Pours deep dark ruby red colour with medium off-white head. Aroma of liquorice, ripe fruits, roasted malts, hops and caramel. Flavour of caramel, ripe fruits, liquorice notes, some syrup and mild vanilla. Complex brew with bitter palate and sweetish aftertaste.
fugitive (1037) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. Color dark red/brown with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, citrus, orange. Taste sweet, hop, citrus, caramel, bitter.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught@Pikkulintu, rated 2011-04-07) Quite clear, dark blood-red with a smallish, firm head. Aromatic, dark-fruity nose with some salty licorice. Dry, roasty maltiness in the flavor turns into charcoaly burnedness towards the finish. Hops are clearly present in the background, and there’s plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste. Still the roastiness and yeast are too strong in the beginning. Some sourness, too. Medium to full body, soft CO2. Not quite as good as the Black IPAs I’ve previously had.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Clear deep dark red barely translucent body. Burnt wooden pineapple aroma with alcohol and earth notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic chocolatey burnt taste with raisiny earthy notes. MId-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry-bitter resiny licorice aftertaste with citric pineapple notes. Not the best combination of flavours, but complex and interesting. (0.2l draft at Schouskjelleren, Oslo.)
visionthing (1658) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri. Pours black with a brown head. Nice and hoppy black IPA from Denmark.
trapez (1443) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of hops, grass, liquorice and coffee. Dark brown colour with light brown head. Very hoppy flavour and at the same time extremely soft and creamy. Very surprising with the many bitter hops. Nice blend of hay, fruit, grass, hops, liquorice and coffee in the flavour.
SimonRoller (388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours black with small tan head. Aroma is very hoppy and also some roasted malts. Taste is hoppy with some tropical fruits but also has roasted malts, and some coffee. Says on the bottle that they tried to make a mix of ipa and stout and it like that. Like it alot