Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Black with a big brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and rather hoppy - pine and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 170912
Vells (425) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Need to stuff nose into glass to catch something in aroma. Some roasted malts, some hops, bit fruity, bit choco.. Cant call this good balance.. just plain
Sweetish with bttersweet finish. Not disaster, but price/performance - bad
Melnis (46) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tumss ar stingru putu. Smarzo pec sasvidusiem apiniem. Interesanta black ipa. Koka mizas garaha. Loti tumss
graham_murphy (154) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet. Plenty of caramel in the malt. Didn’t even realise it was a black ipa until now. I had it down as a sweet stout although i was impressed by the sharp, rounded hops. Very smooth. Overall a little sweet for my taste.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows pine, roasted malt and grapefruit. Somewhat limited.
Big roasted malt flavours but with a fair bit of caramel sweetness behind it. Also pine and grapefruit.
Too much carbonation for these flavours.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Murky brown with a nice frothy head. Toasty, hoppy, aroma with a smooth full body in the feel. Cardboard, hoppy, thick, twangy. Quite interesting and very good. Heavy and meant to be drunk slowly.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a black witha light tan head. Mostly hoppy aroma, with a little roasty notes. Flavor is more roast and plenty of hoppy bitter. Creamy soft palatte.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark cola brown coloured beer with a frothy off-white head. A heady hop aroma, piney and grassy. Dry mouthfeel. A mouth-filling complex taste. Bitter resinous hops, with a piney grass flavour. This is followed by a slightly smokey, burnt sugar and dark chocolate malt flavour. All of which last into a lingering finish.
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markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured a dark brown colour with a medium tan head. nice roasted malt flavour, nice bitterness, some pines, some citrus flavours. and some dark chocolate hints. nice brew!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roasty, grains, some floralness, pine, and chocolate. Thinner body.
humlelala (812) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: August 7th 2016) Pours black with ample tan head. Decent retention and beautiful lacework. Aroma is toffee and toasted malt with fleeting hints of citrus/spruce hops. Flavour has oak notes as if it were barrel aged. Texture is oily, full body with soft carbonation and an extended dry and oaky finish. It’s interesting how much more of a sipper this one is to drink compared to how accessible the Mikkeller KØS Black IPA was.