DerGantzel (325) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh hoppy aroma besides aroma of roasty malts, with notes of chocolate. Black unclear liquid, white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter for the style. Soft carbonation, full body, creamy texture.
DominikDraak (14) - Rijeka, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a huge beige head which relatively quickly disappears. Typical IPA aromas are bursting after pouring. The beer smells citrusy, piney, herbal and floral at first, but after a few minutes the malty, roasty, coffee and chocolate aromas are coming out. The flavours is dominated by citrus and coffe, with a malty backbone and notes of chocolate, herbs, lemon... The body is medium with a long dry bitter hoppy finish.
Overall: A scholar example of how a black IPA should taste. A hop explosion covered with a smooth malty backbone and balanced with roasted coffe and chocolate flavours. One of the top black IPA on the market and another great brew from Mikkeller.
rekvium (425) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of light roasted malts, fresh citrus forward hops, seems very clean, very light hint of licorice. Taste is licorice, very slight soy, citrus fruits, floral, roasted notes. Light sweet finish, no signs of the 7,3%.
DonKromann (107) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours dark brown with a a lightly colored brown foam. Aroma is hoppy. Chocolate. Taste is nicely sweet and bitter. Hops, chocolate. Heavy roasted malt. Aftertaste is chocolaty. Very good.
Den æ’ bar’ gooo’.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar Barcelona. Black colour with off white head. Herbal, fruity and roasted aroma. Sweet, roasted, fruity, chocolate, citric taste. Medium body.
solvaris (167) - - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraun fast schwarz, cremiger hellbrauner Kopf, süss bitter mit fruchtigen Noten, im Abgang leichte Espressosäure.
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pilsnerrogge (2830) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is chocolate, hops and toffee.Taste is chocolate, licorice, hops and toffee.
Black IPA is really not one of my favourite styles but this one was pretty good.
Sebilinz (1842) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with honey and caramel. Taste is also roasted malts with caramel and honey. Palate is a little bit thin. Aftertaste is malty sweetness with roasted malts bitterness. Was expecting more.
Brewhemia (211) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown almost black. Very little head, almost none. Very nice pineapple and apricot aroma with a faint hint of burnt toast. Roasty flavors up front but fruitiness takes over and ends in bitterness. Nice! Low carbonation, but it seems appropriate. I really like it!
Gerbeer (3166) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full head. Aromas of crushed pine needles, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of same with emphasis on bitter pine and citrus. A bit thin even for the style. A good iteration but expecting a bit more from Mikkeller.