tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail
BBE May 2013 - Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hop pallets, hints of coffee and fruits. Taste is roasty, slightly fruity and grassy with some bitterness, hints of coffee and cocoa. Finish is sweetish, bitter and dry with some roastiness and hints of grass. Quite tasty, perhaps would be even better from a fresh bottle.
Beer5000 (5191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kickl. Close to black body with a medium sized beige head. Nice citric fruity hop aroma with hint of chocolate. Flavor is sweet malty, light roasted, citric fruit, rather bitter and fine balance. Medium body, bitter and sweet aftertaste, quite smooth. A pleasant black IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (5165) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Opaque black with superb off-white to beige frothy lacing and lasting head. Wonderful typical (American) IPA hoppy aroma with a sweet dark malt undertone, herbes. Soft beginning, a taste like a walk in the forrest, blueberry, resin, coniferes, a dry mouthfeel throughout, decent sweetness, decent sourness - what a combination! This is awesome, full of flavour but oh so drinkable. Superb!
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black pour with thin off white head, big pine hop aroma, piney hops come through in the taste and some citrus quite oily mouthfeel very resinous only a whiff of roasted malts.
ClubGonzo (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Haand Festival 2013. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small off-white head. Aroma is grass, resinous herbs, hints of nuts, earthy leaves and green mints. Taste is licorice, deep malts, herbs, resin, hints of grains and almond essence. Medium body and carbonation. A bit strange and grassy.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap @Kick, Kristiansand. Opaque black. Dense fingerthick tanned head. Oily and leafy hops up front, with a note of citrus zest. Then a smell of ashy and chocolatey, well roasted dark malts. Taste is boldly bitter with a resiny-fruity hop flavor. Lots of chocolate malts. Notes of licorice, pepper, ash and rounded roastiness. Good body. Creamy mouthfeel. Complex, balanced and flavorfull. Yum! [01.12.12]
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, perfume and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, perfume and ash.
olsvammel (4443) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, but I forgot which pub it was. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and citrus, dark bread and chocolate. Similar taste. Nice.
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear deep ruby brown with off white head. Aroma sweet and pleasant, caramel, candy, perfume. Taste is a little less sweet, some rougher roasted notes, liquorice, rye, with a bitter/astringent finish.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, spice, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Taste is quite fruity with a moderate amount of hop bitterness. The backbone of the roasty malts blends in well with the IPA character. A well-executed example of the style.