7stern (259) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, small and disappearing head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted taste, medium bitterness. More of stout than IPA.
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear pale brown with a small brownish gray head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet, slightly malty, slightly fruity and almost artificial with toasted malts, milk chocolate, plums, vanilla, persimmon, apricot jam sweet dark bread, golden syrup, dusty oatmeal flakes, banana bread and apple jam. Taste is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, oatmeal, milk chocolate, straw, dry wood, pine, watery american coffee, apple jam, grapefruit peal, salty liquorice and old dark bread. Mouthfeel is watery, tiny round, tiny astringent and lightly bodied. Finish is bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, grapefruit peal, straw, ammonium chloride,msoil, mineral and coffee. Taste is ok but I’m not impressed...
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with small, pale brown head. The aroma holds dark bread syrup, dark bread, mild salt liquorice, black olives and milk chocolate up front with undertones of hops, mint, vanilla, cinnamon, porridge, blueberries, blackberries, fruits and light oxidation. Touch of earthy hops. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of dry caramel, coffee, cocoa/chocolate, milk and subtle hops. The mouthfeel is watery and fairly clean with a light to medium carbonation. Liquorice, dark bread and earthy hops on the finish. Light bodied.
Lilja (1206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Väldigt kluven till den här ölen. Ska vara en svart IPA men tycker det påminner om en välhumlad stout. Väldigt mycket chokladsmak och en tydlig beska. Jag blir förvirrad.
peral2 (515) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from SB. Pours almost black with off-white head. Some aroma of caramel. YTaste is adisappointment. More like a stout?? Not much Hops. Does not taste like an IPA. Disapointed
gyllenbock (3674) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a large tan head. Aroma and taste of roastad malt, some coffee and dark chocolate. Some very light notes of grape. The finish was bitter. Black IPA? No way!
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of toast, dark roasted coffee, smoked meat and chocolate.
Appearance: The beer is very dark brown, has a huge tan head that leaves some lacing, rather small curtains.
Taste: Starting with burned toast, dark coffee beans, bitter high grade chocolate, a few sprinkles of brown sugar and soy sauce.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, rather watery and a medium body, a coarse dry finish.
Overall: Well it’s black, more than IPA. Miss some body and maybe more sweetness and less bitterness might have been good.
Note: Bottle 355 ml. Reviewed 2012-09-10.
wheelz843 (231) - Grand Island, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Has a roasted malt, chocately aroma. Taste is bitter and citrusy, but has a nice finish of dark chocolate and malt and nuts.
Frovigalning (2418) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a tasting. It poured a dark red-brown liquid with a dark dirty white head. Dark malty smell with some smoke and roasted notes. Similar taste. This doesn’t resemble a Black IPA at all, more like a brown ale or similar. However it was nice and easy to drink, it should change it’s name/style though.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark malts and a hint of citrus and chocolate. The flavor is cocoa/chocolate, citrus, malts and a medium bitter finish.