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Mohawk Oxymoron Black IPA (2013)

Mohawk Brewing Company
Formerly brewed at Slottskällans Bryggeri

Style: Black IPA
Täby, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Oxymoron är en vidareutveckling av förra årets Black IPA Easter Edition. Som namnet säger är ölen en motsättning i sig själv, en mörk ljus öl. Humleprofilen motsvarar en IPA men med lätt kropp och mörk stoutaktig färg, fast utan de rostade tonerna. Oxymoron bryggs med Pilsner-, Pale-, Munich-, havre-, råg-, ljus karamell- och mörk karamellmalt. Humlesorterna är Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Crystal, Magnum och Simcoe. (Oxymoron is a development of last year’s Black IPA Easter Edition. As the name states the beer is a contradiction in itself, a dark light beer. The hop profile corresponds to an IPA albeit with a light body and a dark, stout-like colour, though without the roasted notes. Oxymoron is brewed with Pilsner, Pale, Munich, oat, rye, and light and dark caramel malts. The hop varieties are Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Colombus, Crystal, Magnum and Simcoe)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle at home in the garden, 27th May 2013. Pours a deep black velvet. Aroma is hops and some liquorice, taste is smooth, some hops and some stout qualities, liquorice and a little cocoa. Good black IPA, could be a hybrid, bottle was great even though it looked like it was Best Before August 2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (933) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Very dark brown, almost black colour with tiny beige head. Strong hops aroma, some roasted malts and coffee. Bitter taste and very dense mouthfeel. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. This beer loks like combination of stout and ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. A clear one, dark brown in color and with a minmal-sized beige head. Some roasted notes in the aroma, but it’s mostly on the piney and resiny side. Quite bitter in the flavor, with piney and resiny hops and a hint of roasted malts. Medium to full body, and a mostly bitter finish. Slightly unbalanced this one, but it drinks quite easily and doesn’t taste bad in any way. 120525

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Really nice taste and aroma, this is a good thing to drink. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (253) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
Nice hoppy aroma, grapefruit, citrus, grass. Also some caramel and roasted malts. Hoppy flavour and sweet malts, coffee, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is hop, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruits. Flavour is hop, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2012
courtesy of Per - very dark brown almost black beer with no head retention; aroma of licorice and tangerines with hints of vanilla; medium-bodied, moderate carbonation and gently bitter; long chocolatey and vanilla finish with light spicy tones

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown almost black colour with a tan head. Hoppy roasted aroma. Quite a bit of bitterness in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2012
Courtesy of Cunningham. Thanx Henrik!
Pitch black color, with small off-white head. Smells very malty-rosty, with lots of citrus-hops. Starts with a massive malt body and lots of burnt roasted coffee flavor. Some fruity hops are noticeable in the background. The middle part shows massive burnt malts with caramel and dark coffee. Goes into a strong coffee-like finish, with some fruity hops and lots of burnt malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2012
Very dark brown, close to black, gorgeous looking body. Unfortunatley the head is rather sad looking: it’s small, frothy, light-brown, short-lived and hardly laces the glass at all. Strong and very inviting sweet aroma that is dominated by malts while the hoppy notes are far less pronounced. Roasted notes with coffee, chocolate and dark caramel, with fruits and hints of liquorice in the back. Also some traces of creamy dairy notes. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, lovely! Strong flavours that again are malt driven with hoppy contributions in the back. The body feels a bit thin for such a high ABV, but it’s still very pleasant, and makes the beer feel refreshing despite the overall roasted malty feel. A nice black IPA, opened in the memory of those who were killed on this black day one year ago. Rest in peace.
[33 cl bottle, courtesy of Cunningham, enjoyed 1 month before BB date]

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