Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tfredvik (910) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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]
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 L bottle. Thanks Cunningham, for the treat! Near black with dark brown highlights. Tan big-bubbled head. Initial aroma of fruity US hops, followed by a clean and subtle whiff of toasted and light chocolate-scented dark malts. Amazing! Clean, light roasty and chocolatey malt body. Bold fruity bitterness. Well-bodied. Juicy mouthfeel. Lingering fruity-bitter ending. Nice all over, the best BIPA i’ve had so far.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Rune for a nice gesture. Your kind words and this great gift made my last day as a student even more memorable.
This IPA has an almost black body with a thick, long lasting off white head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, dried fruits, peach and dark chocolate.Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish. Beautiful lacings in my shaker glass. The aftertaste is mostly dominated by coffee. I enjoyed this one!
mike_77 (2669) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really dark brown colour with a tight, creamy head. Really sweet aroma of tropical fruit & hop. Some bitter burnt malts come through in the aroma too. Initial flavour is fresh, sweet and hoppy. Aftertaste gives a nice lingering bitterness as the hops and the roasted malts take effect.
yespr (29424) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small off white head. Aroma is roastd almost liqourice malty with a fruity hoppy note. Fruity, dark roasted malty and light liqourice. Smooth citrusy fruity and bitter into a roasted dark malty finish.
pilsnerrogge (2398) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is black with dark red tones. The foam is firm yet soft. It smells of pastry dough, hops and hair shampoo. The body is relatively thin. The taste is slightly toasted and turns into a noticeable hop bitterness. It’s a bit too bitter and unbalanced for my taste.
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Castenea Hostel, Stockholm - before going to Esperanto - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Nice burned. Berries. Ok hoppy. Bitterness. Dry hoppy. Soft body. Dry bitter finish.
joergen (19353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted and hoppy aroma of grass and ashtray with notes of licorice.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, licorice, hops and grass.
Roasted and hoppy finish.