Alexus (241) - 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 (3227) - 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 (6103) - 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 (398) - 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 :-)
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light brown head - Very nice hoppy aroma stight away along with some hints of roasted malt and coffee - good malt body with some roasted notes, licorice, coffee and a nice bitterness that lingers for a long time in the finish, along with some alcohol warmth in the back - this was really good
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
150212: Black IPA with a good toasted and very hoppy flavor. Somewhat powerful
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark redish brownie blackish look (?) with an average tan head. Fruity aroma with presence of the malts and hops and hints of licorice and chocolate. Malty roasted taste, notes of chocolate, spiced flavour. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice long bitter finish. Good one.
GregosBeerKing (31) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black IPA Cascadian IPA, all names but this is a very nice blend of darkness malty coffeish ale, I agree with some that more hops would suit this but then, brew it your self.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours deep brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, chocolate, citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.