kryon (1104) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark with low thick head
freshly hopped aromas, bready and caramelly malts. i sense passionfruit, pine, brown sugar and hints of tropical fruits. so far good.
palate a bit mild almost watery however taste is nice filled with a mix of coffee and fresh citrusy fruits. bitter aftertaste
a good black IPA that would get better rating with a better palate
Cunningham (4024) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black and subtle red colour with almost no head. Wonderful hoppy and fruity aroma. Well balanced and nice flavour with lots of hops, some licorice and leather and fruity! Lovely beer.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]
NordicV (1000) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mörkt, mörk brun, nästan svart öl med litet beige skum. Doft med tallbarr, kaffe och grytpoppade popcorn (märkligt). Ganska mycket humle i smaken, tallbarr och blommighet. Lite rågbröd. Finns klart bättre BIPA
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, opaque liquid with small to medium mocha head. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit, tangerines, coffee, ash, dark chocolate and pine. Taste is dry, medium to high bitter and quite roasted with notes of coffee, light ash and some fresh hops. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. The bitterness is maybe a bit metallic, but overall this is a better than average BIPA. Really enjoyable.
ClubGonzo (3512) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from trade with Cunningham. Cheers man! :-) Pours a near-black ultra-deep brown body with a small, light beige retention. Nose is floral hops, pine, leather and hints of licorice and metal. Faint traces of sulfur as well. Taste is piney hops, licorice and metallic tones along with some cellar must, fading out in a rather resinous bitter finish. Hints of cacao and dark chocolate. The cellar mustiness doesn’t really work well in this beer, and the metallic tones does nothing to help out. Medium body and carbonation. Not my favorite BIPA, but I do like the name! :-D
7stern (313) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black with large head. Citrus and pine in the aroma. Moderate body. Taste of grapefruit and coffe.
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trevlig humledoft. Hyfsat smak av humle och brända toner samt lite lakrits. Ok eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
visionthing (2395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head. Massive hops with citrus and pine together with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Nice balance. Good BIPA!
thomat (1875) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown with small brown head. Fruity with flowery notes. Malt, fruit, and acidic bitterness. Medium to full body with along, bitter sweet finish.
apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Both aromas and taste of roasted malts, licorice, grapefruit and pine. Nice balance between the roasted malts and the piney, citric hops.