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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours black with a rather big frothy blackish beige head that leaves some thick sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny fruity, floral and earthy with roasted malts, burnt cereal, caramel, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil, dried flowers, grapefruit rinds and orange zest. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny malty, floral and earthy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil, bitter chocolate, butterscotch, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny malty and slightly fruity with roasted malts, caramel, cocoa powder, grapefruit juice, moist soil, moist grass, pine needles and orange zest. Bit too sweet but a really solid ”BIPA”.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4490) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle thx to _angst_ cons 2014-10-28 Göteborg AR: plums, tropical fruits, tutti frutti AP: black, stouthy cream beige head F: roasted malt, belgian yeasty, soft carbonation, wee tutti frutti, dry feeling

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3433) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle at Franks, pours black with small head. Notes are rye and ashy as fuck with dark malts, roast, and lager to finish it out. Needed a more dank variety of hops for me to enjoy this one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2014
From Bottle Shop. Beautiful opaque pitch black. Very creamy tan head with small fine carbonation. Big streaky foamy legs. Smells strongly of coffee, roasted malt (in a warm, not at all burnt, way), some cereal and almost cinnamon-y malt. Great aroma. Tastes quite hoppy, bitter roasted malt that dissipates quickly. Thin-to-medium body, slightly watery. Really enjoyable hoppy dark beer - I love beers that are very dark and very hoppy without getting too burnt or raisin-y like this - but would be even better if there were more to the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (298) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Solid black-brown pour with creamy sticky foamy tan head. Aroma is very roasted - coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is pleasantly hoppy for this type of beer - good amount of bitterness and pine. Then more typical dark beer flavors. Not too heavy either. Lasting bitterness. Quite good. Would get again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3459) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with a big fluffy light tan head, mellow pine and roast malt aroma, taste has dark fruits, bitter coffee, resinous pine, sweet chocolate, really nice viscous mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Bierkompass

MFG 03.11.14 - Pours pitch black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of earthy notes, grassy hops, roasty malts, hints of licorice, smoke and ash. Taste is crisp, malty and earthy with loads of grassy hops, roastiness, lingering bitterness, licorice and hints of smoke. Finish is bitter, crisp and massively hoppy with some roastiness, notes of licorice and tar. Quite nice and tasty beer. Feels almost like a black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
50 cl bottle (7%) @ home, brewed 11.03.2014
A 7% schwartz? Shouldn’t this be a dunkler bock?
Aroma has nice roastiness, chocolate and coffee. Also hints of hay. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with ashy tones, cold coffee, some licorice and hints of smoke. The hops feel vegetable-like on some sips. A schwartz on the hoppy side, does not reach the hoppiness level of Black IPA though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
7th September 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crispy and semi dry. Roasty dark malts but delivered in a light and smooth fashion. Touch of dry dark chocolate. Good light piney hops, trace of citrus. Light dry finish. Stands on the cusp of being a CDA I would venture. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (4088) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Black IPA-ish aroma, roasty dark malty, dark chocolately and resinous hoppy notes converge into green onion flavours; overall there’s a predominance on the richer malty side, delivering additionally hints of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate. Taste is bitter hoppy, roasty dark malty, hints of dark chocolate, cold mocha, an earthy, resinous hoppy touch, some citrusy hoppy overtones as well, even a salty touch of liquorice. Very well balanced, at the same time diversified, oscillating between different flavours, delivering new subset combinations with every sip, depending on the focus of your advertency - too complex to determine the flavours all at once.


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