Rune (7233) - Tromsø, - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle form Vinmonopolet Vika. Noisy, fawn-coloured head reduced to a few bubbly patches. Good amount of lacing. Dark brown coloured body. Smell of brown malts and dark fruits. Lightly spiced malt-fruity taste followed by bittersweet liquorice towards the ending. Foamy in the mouth. Medium bodied. Quite easy to drink. On par with the high standard of the style (hotel room, Oslo 14.09.2012).
angel77 (435) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2013. Una black ipa bastante fácil de beber a pesar de sus 7 vol. Cuerpo medio. Color negro con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente. Aromas y sabores tostados con no mucho amargo final. No esta mal.
Valgreen (407) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Very dark brown, small off white head, almost no lacing. Aroma and taste, roasted malts, hops, fruity. Thin body. Sweet hoppy aftertaste, with roasted notes.
20107589 (289) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light coffee and roasted aromas. pours black with a frothy white head. Taste light bitter. palate is thin, with a average carbonation and a short aftertaste.
EHSRanders (1744) - Tjele, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. hoppy flowery aroma with chocolate notes. Creamy palate. Best Ørbæk øl ever
beikes (120) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew gets it points because of the craftmanship that makes this stunning black beer with amazing lacing (actually, Amazing Lacing should’ve been it’s name). But the complexity wins by being very down-to-earth, and it ends up being another good stout. It lies there somewhere in between a Baltic Porter and a Dry Stout. Sweet first, bitterness later. Aftertaste is buttery and spicy and I get this WONDERFUL smell of grilled eggplants in tomato sauce, you know greek styled food! I’m not quite sure how this is done, but it wasn’t one of them one-time my palate fails me kinda thing. That aroma turns up every time this beer hits near room temperature. And I do suggest you serve this in a tulip or a shaker at app. 12-14 degrees Celsius. Man what a little masterpiece right here. Everlasting beauty!
mmahut (527) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in black body with no head. Aroma is complex fruity with light roasty notes. Black current with dried raisins in the background. Taste is nutty with dark sugar. Body is light, watery and low carbonation.
5000 (5981) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep dark caramel, with a reddish brown hue.   Large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Not as dark as others, that’s for sure.   Soft roasted malts, slight cow pasture, earth.   Soft sweet maltiness up front, very pale roast.   Bitterness... on the order of a Pale Ale, or even lighter.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Does feel a bit chewy tho.   Lacks much bitterness, roast is minor, but thankfully no real pasture or sulpher.   Weak example, but thankfully not off-putting like so many others.
trasgu111 (12) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella en el Lúpulo Feroz.
El amargor de la IPA totalmente enmascarado por el café.
Muy fácil de beber, deja buen paladar.
teddybeer (2056) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black colour with a frothy and moderate creamy off-white head with good duration and nice lacing. Aroma is floral with hintes of black coffee and licorice. The flavor has notes of coffee, black chocolate, licorice, roasted malts and slightly ashes. Coffee final with a light bitterness.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-10-05. Very dark brown black body is headless. Aroma is pleasant, sweet dark malt, fruity green hops. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet dark malt, mild dusty roast, fruity hops, mild green leafy notes. Smooth average plus bodied palate, very soft carbonation. Enjoyable, it is a somewhat mild but exceptionally sessionable take on a Black IPA. On tap at Beaus Oktoberfest, Vankleek Hill
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