Vili (190) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Black pour with extremely thick, light brow head, lots of lacing. Aromas of dark bread, fresh grass and caramel. Taste is medium bitter, dry and little sweet. Medium carbonation and really thick palate. Aftertaste is dark bread with nice side of bitterness. Really good black IPA, even the rye works nicely.
BobEvers (363) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kleur: donkerbruin/rood, creme schuimkraag.
geur: hop, en beetje grapefruit.
smaak: fris, lichtzoetig en, fruitig. Hopbitters, die lang blijven prikkelen
goozen (3555) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of roasted malts and citrus
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Light hoppy and grassy smell. Similar taste. The hops has faded but the dark malts gives it a nice backbone. Some roasted but not allot. Peppery malts.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dutch take on the much discussed ’black IPA’ style. Very dark mahogany colour, as good as black, under a thick, lacing, dense, light beige head. Pleasant and strong aroma of citrussy hops and dark malts - this is a black IPA alright. I get impressions of grapefruit peel, bitter weeds, bourbon, some fondant chocolate, roasted meat, biscuit, a lot of pine resin, sourish rye bread dough, bitter honey, freshly cut nettles, liquorice candy, dried leaves, roasted chestnuts, burning oak, field flowers - the sequoia forests of the West are not far away even though this beer is made in the Netherlands. Taste begins with dried fruits, restrainedly sweetish, some candi sugar lurking in the background but deciding not to interfere; medium carbonation, just enough for this style. Smooth and resinous mouthfeel, dark malts playing the basses in the middle phase, a bit caramelly and very nutty, as liquid roasted chestnuts; a suggestion of pine resin is omnipresent, but subtly so. The presence of sourish spicy rye adds complexity, as does a spicy yeastiness; the finish is a complex of lingering nutty malt sweetishness, warming gin-like alcohol and, as expected, a profound, drying hoppiness pairing leafy ’bassoon’ hops with peppery and floral ’violin’ hops, long and quenching. I love this ale’s bitterness, paired beautifully with drinkability and complexity at the same time. Another great piece of work from the Netherlands!
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
super stable light brown head fades with foamhead. brown colour. aroma is passion fruit, mango, bread, yeasty and roasted malts. taste like aroma, roasted malts with a bitter and resinous finish. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33cl / bbf may-2016
LomYst (668) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light citrus, grass and straw, caramel and light dark malty tones.. stingy rye
good wellbalanced bitter sweet dark body
rye is noticeable, adds punch?
Neorej80 (437) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh apple-like hoppy and sugarcane/yeasty aroma. Big off-white head. Really dark colour. Full body like wine and some wooden flavour , chocolate, coffee and a bit of liquorice. Dry bitter sweet aftertaste. Surprising!
tderoeck (6880) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle from Biernavigatie (webshop, NL) @ the seaside - BB: IV/2016 (2014-885)
Clear dark purple brown beer, huge creamy light beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing on some places of the glass. Aroma: very fruity, exotic fruits, pineapple, passion fruits, on warming up also some caramel, roasted malts, bit sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity start, pineapple, citrus, little sweet, sour notes, lots of hops, bitter, grassy, caramel. Aftertaste: hoppy bitterness, soft roastedness, even a little smoky, citrus.
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Hazy dark nut brown. Generous citrus aroma - tangerine and grapefruit with notes of licorice. Mid dry with solid body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lychee and tangerine dominates, notes of licorice. Marked bitter finish. Well made with distinct flavours.