SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours black with medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate, some coffee, some tobaco and some hop notes like tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is hop character first with tropical fruits and some grape then comes the roasted malt with coffee and tar. Medium body and carbon.
Overall an nice BIPA, not the best ive hade. Would have liked more hop flavours in it.
Mad_Ferret (521) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a medium big dense beige head that lace nicely.
Bitter herbs, licorice, spruce and grapefruit with some underlying chocolate and a hint of caramel sweetness on the nose.
Kind of the same notes in the flavor with a more salmiak touch that gets balanced nicely by a light caramel sweetness with some chocolate in the aftertaste. Also some salty leather notes. Herby bitter aftertaste with some chocolate.
Medium bodied with soft small tickling bubbles.
nice, balanced and very drinkable!
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted hoppy piney grapefruit licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter piney licorice finish.
ekstedt (4915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Piney, citric and slightly perfumy hop aroma with notes of oranges and tangerines, and some roasted coffee notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with medium to high bitterness. Very good Black IPA.
Frovigalning (2479) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice mix between dark malts and hops. Grapefruit, coffe, citrus and chocolat with a roasted and hoppy bitterness. Nice BIPA.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a light brown head. The aroma holds floral, sweet citric and mild tropical/yellow fruity hops alongside spicy/light minty rye, dark bread, dry caramel and roasted grain. Well-balanced and yummy on the nose. Hints of wet, earthy tobacco, dried corn, wood and liquorice root. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of mild citric/floral/fruity hops, spicy/minty rye and caramelly/dark bready/roasted malt. The mouthfeel is clean, tart and a bit round with a soft, light carbonation. Fruits, citrus juice, liquorice, mint and earthy bitterness on the finish. Near medium bodied.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black, mid sized head. Aroma of licorice and grapefruit. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. Grapefruity hops and tar, long salmiaky bitter finish. solid, well made black IPA.
SaintMatty (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Pine, liquorice, roasted malt and grapefruit in the aroma. Roasted and hoppy taste with liquorice, coffee, roasted malt, grapefruit and pine detected.
TheJestersBeer (1875) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, beige head.
Heavily roasted aroma, almost burnt (?), popcorn, diesel fumes, intensely hoppy, spruce, pine resin, very spicy, grapefruit peel, tangerine.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2
Hoppy, roasted taste, malt, asphalt, smoke, hops, spruce, resin, citrus peel, spices, ashes.