Dorqui (2028) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at "BrewDog Camden" - London .
Black reddish color, much elegant aspect with a resistant head duration. Very fresh fruity hop and winous aroma, reddish aged grapes. Very rich taste, freshness overall impression, very hoppy and flowery final.
andregoncalves (799) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to Papsoe. Nice very dark color with nice medium brown head. Taste is very bitter and light sweet. Carbonation is ok. Aroma is alcohol, hop, light roasted, light citrus, light wood.
Martinus (2520) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black colour, firm beige head. Aroma of bitter roasted malts, hops, chocolate, sorachi. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, thin coffee. Quite thin body, bitter finish, watery chocolate.
No real balance between the malts and hops. Not my favourite style either.
(from 33cL bottle @ home. Thanks Rene for bringing me these beers from Denmark!)
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4/30/13] Draught at Ølbaren in Copenhagen. Black-colored with a beige to light brown head. Aroma of hops, pretty piney. Bitter flavor, hoppy and piney, with a bit of roastiness. Medium-bodied.
MikeKeller (669) - Kemi, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Kemi. Opaque black beer with beige head. Aroma has roasted malts and hops. Flavour has roasted and burnt malts, coffee and quite bitter end from hops. Oily mouthfeel.
jmgreenuk (2589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Milkeller Bar. Poured a deep mahogany with a bubbly off-white head. The aroma is week malt, leading to a smooth medium bitter flavour with some malt and a little liqourice on the palate . A nice enough beer, but its not worthy of the high rating IMO.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Met my expectation of a tasty black ipa. Bottle from Village Beer Market. The roast and hop balance was very good. The hops lead, would it be as good another 2 months? I do not know, good malting aided great drinkability. Somewhat expensive but worth it for me.
SperkeleForce (337) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours really nice coffee like with an well rounded and lasting brown head, a great lemon and grass scent. First sip has a great deep coffee aroma. Notes of lemon, coffee, some roasted nuts. Really rich and full bodied. Aftertaste is som chocolate, lemon and vanilla. This one is an excelent complex Bipa.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty, hoppy nose with some candy, some lychee, and some barbecued figs. Pours a muddy brown with a big, bold, beige head. Flavour is richly fruity and vineous - almost belgian strong ale in character - with a strong hop presence adding excellent balance. Quite lively from the yeast, but this is no detraction given the fine other qualities of this corker of a BIPA. Excellent.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, tan head. Aroma: aromatic hops (pine resin, grapefruit), forest fruits, filter coffee, roasted malt. Taste: bitter hops rounded out by a strong (almost burnt) roasted malt presence (filter cofee, cocoa powder, ash). Finish is dry and lingering. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Very good.