str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Dark brown body with an off white, almost beige, creamy head. Nice roasty and grassy aroma mixed with sweet malts. Coffee and dark chocolate in the finish with earthy tones. Quite good!
Brandman (1755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has chocolate, roasted caramel, medicinal hops. Flavour is bit harsh and ashy with chocolate, alcohol warmth, and cough medicin.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BB 09/07/2014. From bierkompass.de.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Sourness, ash, roasted malt and some hoppy bitterness in the aroma.
Hoppy bitterness, roasted malt and ashy notes in a strong and harsh flavour. This more like well hopped Imperial Stout and a real Black IPA. Rather tasty though.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is explosive, exotic, fruity and a tad roasted-. Flavour is bitter, fruity, and roasted.
Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with creamy off-white head. Smells slight hoppy, malty-roasty with some coffee. Starts with strong roasted malts, paired with dark dried fruits and some citrussy hops. Goes into a roasted malty, fruity finish with lots of licorice.
Bygers (474) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a dark brown colour with average + beige head. Aroma of dark malts and fruity and chocolately notes, a touch of nougat, red berries, hoppy overtones with hints of grapefruit. Taste is bitter hoppy with grapefruit notes, underlying hints of bitter almond, bitter chocolate, nougat, fruit parings.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KennethArd (118) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hoppy pepper aroma. Black with large white head. Taste of black coffee. Medium body with soft carbonation and very bitter finish.
c0fein (50) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ cabin. Ordered from Bierzwerg. Nice surprice, I remembered that this was normal Indian Pale Ale. When pouring to glass, thought that pretty black colour ;-) I havent tasted any bad beer from Midtfyns.. This is also very good. Not too ’burned’.
StilleStorm (224) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, nice lasting creamy head. Hoppy, malty, coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee, hoppy taste. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Interresting.. hoppy dry finish. I like..
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 09.07.2014.
Pours clear dark copper-red, almost black color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is quite caramelly and a bit syrupy, some resiny hops and vanilla-infused roasted malts follow, very faint dark berry notes on the background. A very pleasant and interesting aroma. The creamy and smooth palate is a bit surprising though. Roasted malts and vanilla are up front on the flavor, some oily hops and sweet caramel follow with somewhat milky chocolaty finish. Low to medium carbonation, full-bodied, sweetish chocolaty aftertaste. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Very good but maybe a bit too soft hop-wise.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small, thick, white creamy head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, licorice root, tobacco and grass. Flavour of strong roasted malts, licorice, biscuit, floral notes, dark chocolate, espresso, grapefruit and some caramel sweetness. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really smooth and lingering bitter finish with strong floral bitterness, chocolate and biscuit. Towards the end the bitterness gets stronger and stronger. Alcohol warms only a little. Not too aggressive but still has a nice hop profile and loads of fruity sweetness with different roasty flavours as well.