BaroneBirra (353) - Gorizia, - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black red reflection. Tan small head with good lacing. Sweet aroma of pollen and propolis. Sweet floral and honey taste that quickly turns into a strong bitterness of burnt. Smooth palate and sticky mouthfeel
Skinnyviking (8077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle at home. Meium high creamy and long lasting light brown head. Black body. Solid roasted malt caramel coffee aroma. Powerful roasted malt caramel coffee flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long dry finish. Alcohol wll hidden. Of course there is a lot of hops in this beer but I like the fact that the malt is equally dominant and that the balance of the beer is not spoiled by too much alcohol . Nice surprise.
Rasmus40 (14828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Hazy very dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - fruity and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter ifnish. 250915
Holmen2 (2289) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 29.08.15. Ebony. Pale, brown head and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and vanilla. Taste of roasted barley, dark chocolate, vanilla and bitter grapefruit. A bit thin mouthfeel.
Holmen1 (3936) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Kihoskh, delt med Ovesen på Holmens aktivitetsdag: brunsvart med fint beige skum. Aroma: furunål, grapefrukt og kaffe/røstet malt. Smaken likeledes, og den er lekkert balansert. Slank, og med avrundet bitterhet i ettersmaken. Raske leker (lekre saker).
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful light brown foam that lasts. Lovely hoppy aroma. The taste is initially very hoppy with pine needles and grapefruit as the main theme. In the aftertaste felt a little dark chocolate, but it’s the hops that have taken over in this beer. Its soft carbonation leads to a delicate, but hoppy ale that tastes great. Conclusion: Tasty, very hoppy, but delicate Black IPA.
mircoas (249) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl @ bottle. Ipa scura, aroma ottimo, bell’aspetto. Amaro forse un po’ eccessivo ma alta bevibilità. Da riprovare.
olsvammel (4757) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kihoskh in Copenhagen. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and pine but also dark malts, chocolate and so on. Similar taste. The hops drives the car but there are some dark malts in the backseat.
Zakoon (373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours cola-like with a big beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and light roasted malt. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, rather thin texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is mild and a little boring.
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big strong head, dark brown, hazy, with yeast particles.
Aroma: burned coffee, citrus and grassy hops, light yeast notes.
Taste: moderate bitterness, light sweeteness.
Flavour: burned robusta, hops some yeast.
Good, but with some strange notes.
Hamirubi (370) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (Belgium). A pitch black IPA with lovely beige, rocky foam. Verry hoppy, even floral or grassy aromas flavour a light bodied, perfect quench beer. The hops are overwhelming, though soft enough to not make the beer that bitter.