yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate to dark caramelish. Roasted malty, toffee and caramelish. Slight citrusy hops fruity. Lingering fruity and dark roasted malty.
Ungstrup (29956) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque pitch black with a beige head. Some roast and dried fruit in the nose combined with a little citrusy hops. Medium body, dark malty roast – some malt astringency in there – with a dry and lightly citric hoppiness. Ends bitter. Not the most powerful Black IPA. 050411
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark brown, brief head. Pungent aroma of black currant, such as from an effervescent tablet. Mid dry with clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Slightly roasty with artifical black currant hpos and salty finish.
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Black - offwhite head. Nice malty. Ok hoppy. Peppery. Ok bitterness. High malty. Light red berries. Fruity notes. OK.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black, tan head. Aroma of Pine! Taste is roasty chocolate milk and coffee grounds. Good stuff.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in NYC at Sander’s apartment. Pours clearish brown with a sturdy, beige head. Big ot pine and mild roast in the aroma, also some burnt wood. Nice flavor, medium sweet with pronounced roasted malts, along with grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Hard and dry roasted malt finish, bitter citrus, some burnt sugar. Lingering gritty bitterness. One of the better Otter Creek beers I’ve had.
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small creamy beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some grapefruit, caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some grapefruit/pine, caramel, milk/bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body, fairly drinkable.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Black beer with a lasting beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa, hops, perfume, hay, citrus, some caramel. Hoppy cocoa flavor, hay, quite bitter, metal, perfume, chocolate, mango, some metal.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Carl. Without the "Alpine". Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is resin to me. With a touch of floral/perfume. Med+ body. Foamy carb. Flavor is initial roast malt with a surge of perfume/floral hop. There’s a lot of competing flavors, but I do not get citrus. Maybe some resin. Definitely bitter in the long finish. Or the short finish for that matter. There is no skimping on ingredients here. Quite nice.