hackobock (2961) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet licorice, notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, grass and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet with licorice, toffee and peach. Crisp bitter roasted finish with pine and grass and hints of sweet licorice. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
hirigalzkar (2721) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very chocolaty and also with notes of coffee, orange, citrus and hay. A bit creamy. Soft and light mouthfeel.
finol (2840) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Aroma of chocolate and licorice.
Smooth brew with a taste of roasted malts and chocolate. A bit like a hoppy, drinkable porter.
_angst_ (4260) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pretty much black with a small dark mocha head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny fruity and slightly herbal with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, mango, peaches, dark roast coffee, liquorice, moist soil and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty, tiny fruity and herbal. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee and grapefruit. Solid BIPA. Nothing extreme.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pitch black with a light brown colour N: Coffee, plum, floral, caramel T: Coffee, floral O: Quite burned flavour. Nice though!
rlgk (16536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at The Trillium and Tree House-tasting in Kville, Göteborg. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, tar, citrusy hops, licorice, some soot. Roasted chocolate flavor, citrus, grapes, licorice, piney hops, some grass. Quite nice.
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty sweet ashy chocolate coffee hoppy. Flavor is bitter fruity nicely dark slightly sweet and finishes longlived bitter roasted.
caesar (6291) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Benzai, medium sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of fruity hops, grapefruit, bit pine, fair amount of roast, dark chocolate. Getting towards a hoppy porter almost with the choc and roast. Medium bitter in taste, nicely balanced between roasty bitterness and hoppy bitterness. Slight hint of licorice. Good balance, good beer.
Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [from trade with Abitker] @ home shared with Caesar. Opaque dark brown to black color, full sized brown colored head. Both aroma and flavor are a very nice mix of malts, lightly chocolate malts, roast and hops. Malts and hops blended together incredibly well, perfectly balanced. Medium body and suitable carbonation. Rightfully in the Black IPA top 50 if you ask me.
tsd08460 (612) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, citrus,
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: lmedium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish