Saeglopur (1612) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de.
Dark red to brown, clear body, with a big, frothy, stable, dark beige head, that leaves a massive lacing.
Aroma of chocoate, coffee, nuts, citrus, pine, resin, dark fruits.
Taste is about the same, also some grass and a slight smokiness.
Quite light, slick to oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, roasty, slightly dry, with coffee, chocolate, pine and lemon zest.
Really interesting! Completely feels like a Black IPA, except that is a bit lighter bodied and easier to drink. I think I couldn’t tell it if I didn’t know this was a Lager beer. Accomplished and enjoyable.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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”.
Nisse666 (5979) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
PhillyCraft (5353) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
CacheManyHose (555) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 From Bottle Shop. Beautiful opaque pitch black. Creamy thick tan head with small fine carbonation. Big streaky foamy legs. Smells strongly of coffee, roasted malt - in a warm, not burnt, way - some cereal and almost cinnamon-y malt, hint of acidic and berry/plum. 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.
HKdIPA (633) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
RichTheVillan (6157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tiong (6159) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
laiti (7913) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.