tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a big lightly coloured head. Aroma is caramel and coffee, with a bitter tropical hoppiness. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet flavour with molasses, kandi and burned malt, as well as some bitterness throughout the finish. A bit disappointing really.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is great, the body black. it smells hoppy, aromatic, roastmalty, interesting, Taste is fruity, darkmalty, roasty, hoppy, interesting. Good. 11/12/12/12/11/12
trapez (1485) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very aromatic with plenty of hops, hay and roasted malt. Dark brown colour with light brown head. Grass, hay, malt and grapefruit in flavour mixed with malt. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness.
Bamsen78 (2291) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy very dark brown with airy dark tan head. Intense, sweetish aroma of malt and hops, possibly fruit, too. Roasty notes. Dark, roasted and smoked flavour with a note of dried fruit and a boozy finish. Dry aftertaste. Very interesting, but I don’t think I will be handcuffed to the brew until Ragnarok comes (as it says on the label), unless it comes very soon.
fellebag (600) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large off white head. 50cl bottle. Dark brown color and quite fizzy. Aroma has hops, nettle and honey. Taste of pine, honey and moutwash.
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Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as night with a small head. Rich aromas of licorice, burnt caramel and some fruits. Flavor is full with licorice and floral hops. I like how the hops balance the sweetness in this beer. A must buy if you stumble upon it.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Mahagony brown with a very decent beige head. Nose is rasted, licorice, grapefruity hoppy. Taste s well balanced, sweet malty and bitter hoppy. Not fantastic, but very likeable and drinkable, maybe a touch too boozy.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A roasted and well hopped Black IPA that somehow doesn’t really work as well as it should. Slightly below average for the style
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh the day of purchase
The look: Near black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The hoppy nose has green pine needles and herbal-flowery hops backed up by strong notes of roast. Taste has lots of burnt malts, a bit ashy, a strong yeasty sensation, some burnt caramel, and a lot of hops. The hop profile is a bit of everything, grapefruity, green pine needles, dry grass, flowery. I was once again slightly bothered by an overall perfume sensation, happens too often these days. Fluffy mouthfeel with a very lively carbonation. Somehow the whole was less than the sum of its parts, a bit simplistic in the highly roasted malt department and a hop profile that didn’t really work with the malt bill. All in all, a slightly below average example of a bastard style I usually like. Nothing special here, just another rating for me, and with over 5000 ratings entered on ratebeer so far every time I enter a new rating I can’t decide whether this is a new high or a new low in my life.
KM (300) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown body. Large head. Sweet aroma, with a tad freshness, red berries. Sweet flavour of both berries, tropical fruits and coffee. Nice complexity. Quite bitter finish. (At home, 06.10.2012)
krage (1) - NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have always liked an good IPA, this one I did taste to day, and it is a beer that is almoust perfect. Just make sure to don’t drink it on a low temprature :-)