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Brewed by Midtfyns Bryghus
Style: Black IPA
Årslev, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Danish: Denne sorte amerikansk IPA er et samarbejde mellem Midtfyns Bryghus og vinderen af de Fynske, Danske og Nordiske Mesterskaber i håndbryg, Claus Christensen fra Munkebo Mikrobryg. Den er brygget med en unik blanding af de mest kraftfulde amerikanske humlesorter som giver en perfekt balance mellem humlen og noterne fra den ristede byg. Gleipner er Fenrisulvens kæde. Den er smedet af bjergenes rødder og kattepoters larm. Pas på, når du først har smagt den én gang, er du lænket til Ragnarok kommer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krage (1) - NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
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 :-)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1065) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle sample at Beer Enthusiast release tasting, Bergen. Has a black colour, with its beige head it could’ve been a dark roasted coffee I had in my glass. The aroma is fantastic with a touch of some chocolate roast, chocolate truffles, coffee, dried fruit, and some cola. Much Chocolate is in the taste, and feels not unlike coffee mocha. More dried fruit that sends me in the direction of port wine. A truly good and great beer, and feels beautifully smooth in the mouth. Incredibly easy-drinking in relation to the ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is explosive, exotic, fruity and a tad roasted-. Flavour is bitter, fruity, and roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Wow! Was really looking forward to taste this one when I heard that Vinmonopolet was about to start selling it. This beer really met my hopes and expectations. Pours a verry dark brown colour, with a white to brown head that last very lng. Aroma of coffee, roast, sweet raisins and leather. Full bodied with a fantastic mouthfeel. The aftertaste is very bitter, with a mixture of citrus, licorice and mild coffee. One of the best beers I’ve tasted, if not the best. Would recommend everyone to taste this. Accually everyone should taste this!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4817) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.1%, 186 IBU, 71 EBC. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Large and lasting beige head. Delightful aroma of American hops, notes of citrus (incl. orange marmalade) and tropical fruits, also pine, hints of coffee. The flavour is medium sweet with notes of chocolate and mild coffee, but first and foremost well hopped, with citrussy and resinous hops throughout. The bitterness is, however, not as extreme as I feared , but solid enough. Another fine beer from Midtfyns and home brewer Claus Christensen.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4027) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2012
Black colour with a beige head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma blended with some roasted malt. Lovely Black IPA. Rich hoppy and fruity aroma well blended with coffee and roasted malt. Ragnarock here we come. It will be a nice summer this year!
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gusmer (10) - Vanløse, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Hides high IBU behind liquorice and a touch of pine?. Soft though and close to feeling like a stout. Thumbs-up to handbrewer Claus

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (942) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
My first Black IPA, and my expectations are sky high! It starts out really good, with an absolutely magnificent looking pour: very dark brown body with copper tones, topped by a creamy, light-brown head that laces the glass excellently. The aroma isn’t as strong as I’d hoped for, but it’s still very inviting. It’s roasted with coffee and fruits. I find it much harder to recognise the different fruits in this one compared to an IPA, they are pretty well masked by the roasted notes. The citrus are in the front, and I think there are more tropical fruits lurking behind the coffee. The taste is moderate sweet with a marvellous heavy bitter finish. This is probably the most pleasant bitter taste of this strength that I’ve ever tasted: it’s a very, very bitter massive hop attack, but it’s still absolutely clean, pleasant and far from harsh. The flavours are stronger than the aroma, but again it’s difficult to specify which fruits are present other than citrus and the somewhat vague "tropical fruits". In either case the roasted coffee and fruit is a very nice combination! Perfect mouthfeel: close to full body, oily texture, very soft carbonation and stunningly well hidden alcohol. A fantastic beer that would have been on the very top of my list if the aroma and flavours were a bit stronger. I can’t wait to taste my next Black IPA!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål Stadion, Oslo]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
50 cl bottle. Black with some red hints when held towards the light. Big, off white head that lasts, leaving lacings on the glass. Nice aroma, first and foremost from the hops; resiny with some herbs and/or spices. The malt is giving some roasty notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Nice, bitter taste, eventually giving way to the sweetness and the roastiness of the malt. The bitterness dominates the aftertaste, but the sweetness is putting on a fight, ensuring the finish to last for quite a bit. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with a quite nice beige head. Chocolate aroma, milky, hoppy, pine needles, grapes, pineapple, cocoa powder, toffee, vanilla, figs, apricot and grapefruit notes. Hoppy chocolate flavor, vanilla, toffee, grapes, cocoa powder, roasted, metal, caramel, grassy herbal notes, apples. Very interesting with the porter taking more space than the IPA, and I like that. Chocolate finish with vanilla, perfume, pineapple and grapes. Hats off!


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