gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours pitch black with a big frothy tanned head. Aroma is heavy malty,light roasted and meaty, good hoppy aromas as well, piney and spruce, lovely. Taste is light sweet chocolate and caramel, smooth and filling mouthfeel, hops mix in to make a good balanced brew, with some good citrus and piney notes.Finishes off with a lingering sweet liquorice and bitter pine bite. Good shit.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, dark chocolate and some biscuit. Flavour of strong roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, biscuit, very bitter hops and burnt coffee. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a salty, roasty and very bitter finish. Very good.
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Dark brown black with no head. Lots of mocha, cacao in the nose. Taste is cold coffee, syrup, brown sugar, lightly bitter, touch grass. Nice but not very hoppy for the style.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fabulous, and something different from the rest. Has roast, caramel, chocolate and something that tastes like light anise or some other herb. Great balance. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@kick. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma tangerin, kiwi, chocolate and orange. Flavor is sweet chocolate with some roasted notes, some bitterness and citrus notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big beige lasting head. Dark opaque body. Resiny meaty tropical fruit taste with catty notes. Dry-sweet resiny earthy roasty taste with catty pineapple notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy plastic rubbery aftertaste with wooden spicy roasty notes. Weird. Didn’t like this much. I guess black IPA with Simcoe-like hops is not my thing. (0.33l draft at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.)
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big ol’ tan head. The nose is a bit spicy, plenty of wood, grassy hops, some bitter chocolate too. The taste is initially dry, a bit peppery, hoppy with hints of tropical fruits dipped in chocolate. The finish is long, flavorful. The body’s medium, the carbonation active. Overall, a very nice black IPA.
SaintMatty (6746) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a foamy tan head. Pine, liquorice, grapefruit and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with notes of liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Smooth, hoppy and easy to drink.
jonas (6716) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Bar Animal. Herbal, leafy hop aroma, pleasant roast. Black, offwhite head. Old pine cones, needles, soapy roast, some umami, sticky hop resins, slightly vegetal. I am amazed how much the roast gets buried. Too heavy on the resinny hops for my taste.
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, large and creamy beige head. Pleasant aroma of fruity and piney hops, with some mild roasty notes in the background. Delightful flavour of luscious hops, with a mildly roasty and hoppy bitterness in the finish. Good stuff!