thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours completely black with a big, staying, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has lots of pleasant citrus, grapefruit, resiny. Fresh. Nice mild roasted notes. Medium carbonation, pleasant dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Fairly light. Flavour is elegant, mild sweetness, softly roasted with some liqourice. Nice peachy, light piney, grapefruity hops with a nice citrus centre. Lovely lingering bitter finish, where the malt bill comes into its own. Lovely Black IPA.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odense Catching Up on Stuff Left in the Cellar Event July 2012. Near black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of citrus hops, with a touch of toffee and licorice. Sweet malty flavour with a touch of licorice and roasted malt, and some fruity hops
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Brown like colour, beige head. Aroma of exotic like fruity hops with caramel. Flavour has fruity hops, caramel and dark malts, some citrus too. Good bitterness.
Pinball (10137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear dark amber, smooth large offwhite head.
aroma is roasted malts, hops, good balance, flavor is roasted malts, hops, licorice, very good balance, tilted towards roasted malts, very very nice black ipa. flavor is a little light, but VERY nice.
Travlr (9854) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of phredrik, thanks! Almost black, huge brown head, good retention. Nice pine aroma. Taste is dark cocoa powder, burnt coffee. Nice.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark almost Pitch black coloured fluffy light Brown head. Herbs, flowers, sweetness, caramel light roast in the aroma. Flavour of roast, herbs, flowers, Spice and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ens herbal and grapy bitter in the end.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Almost black with a big light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel and rather hoppy - pine and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 071112
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Reza! (not on ratebeer) On April 20, 2012
Laughed when I was told what "Kos" mean in the Persian language :D
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, licorice, ripe banana, some roasted notes scent, also a bit of alcohol. Sweet, creamy, licorice, alcohol, grainy taste. Bitter finish. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit salty, mineral and sweet licorice aftertaste.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL thanks to phredrik. Drank this in the middle of the road with some homeless people. Clear maroon pour with higher carbonation. Sheets of lace. Huge retention. Sticky malt nose with toffee and candies. Cheesy hops. Estery notes. A little dirty. Taste is bread, Irish oatmeal, roast, coffee, biscuit. Grapefruit, pith, pine, sap, resin. Lactic acid. Astringent maltiness. Some dirt, earth, and alcoholic heat. Mildly boozy.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
We were køssed like this during the Absalon tasting session, second day. 330ml bottle bought at Kihoskh and shared with Skinnyviking and KnutAlbert. Beige head that laces well. Coal black body. Smell of ashes, mid-sweet dark malts and liquorice. Fine flavour ingredients of grainy malts, caramel, liquorice with a backdrop of juicy malts. Malt-fruity endnotes with nice bitterness. A gently made black IPA (Copenhagen, hotel room 13.05.2012).