MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a chocolate head that settles to a thin ring. On the schnoz is tropical fruit, mango, apricot, roasty slightly smokey coffee if you sniff hard enough. Not a heavy mouthfeel which is representative of the ABV, but doesn’t lack flavour, sweet up front, candied fruit, with the hoppy piney bitterness creeping up on you at the finish. Obviously it doesn’t have the smack-you-in-the-face flavour of a 7% BIPA, but as the bottle says; sessionable BIPA. Indeed!
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light beige weak head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is mmoderately hoppy with fruity (citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and mango) notes. Flavor is hoppy with very light roasty tones, slightly fruity (grapefruit and mango), ending in a bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, pine, taste is similar, bitter and fruity.
Sjohnh (387) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black, with a big off-white head like cappuccino foam. Body is creamy which makes it on the full side of medium. Hoppy aroma, followed by smoky flavours, vanilla, coffee and orange. Like a porter marinaded with orange slices - very nice.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog rating, Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice and dark chocolate, overlayed by piny hops note and tropical fruits. Taste is medium bitter roasty and medium sweet fruity. Notes of apricots and mango, pine cones, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted wood. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, good BIPA
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Irreale. Black, brown creamy head. Light roast with fresh grassy and citric notes, medium light body, sparkly mouthfeel. Light metallic, earthy, still fresh hoppy though. Quite pleasant
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the Taphouse Sydney. Dark black with cream coloured head that retains well. Pale ale aromas and front palate - citrus blossom, stone fruit and passionfruit. The roasted malts come into the mid palate nicely and it's all finished off with a grassy hop finish.
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Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Taphouse. High creamy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Mild and relatively sweet coffee aroma. Powerful coffee roasted malt caramel flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long dry and bitter finish.
Habanero (3080) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep, dark brown body with an average, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice BIPA.
jesperhammer (3368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-OCT-2014, draft @Taphouse, Brooklyn Night.
Almost Black with low lasting head.
Very fresh citrus hops. Roast as well, mostly as chocolate. Creamy, soft carbonation. Quite some body and taste for 4,5%. Very nice.
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, rich hops, grassy, citrus, light pine. Flavor is malty, chocolate, coffee, roact, grassy, citrus, pine. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. Abit thin bodied, but deliveres alot of flavor for the rather low ABV. Really nice. 191014