JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black-brown pour with a lot of haziness and some definite cloudiness. The aroma is really quite hoppy with lots of earthy resinous character. Lots of herbaceousness over a heavy dark chocolate malt base. Earthy and richly aromatic with a lot of roasty character. Soft palate with a nice bready yeastiness to the palate. There is an almost rosemary contribution from these leafy hops. Soft palate and a lot of lingering bitterness. Very tasty stuff. Very black IPA-ish. I guess like all fashion, what’s old is new.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ØLbutikken. Clear dark brown – white head. High malty, smokey, burned notes, berries, light hoppy, chocolate, licorice, coffee notes, nice bitterness, ok hoppy. Lovely.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours nutty brown with a slight haze and a frothy and lacing beige head. Roasty, ashy malt aroma. Medium body, solid roastiness, nuts and dark dried fruits with a massive bitternes from both malts and hops. 230711
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and some citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemonpeal, and straw, leading to a very bitter finish.
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear very dark amber, small light brown head. Spicy caramelly, malty, faint roasted malts. Flavor is malty, caramelly, dry, flowey hoppy.
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and grapefruity hoppy. Roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Bitter and herbal finish.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Chris for this... light brown with an amber hue, light tope head, ok retention and lacing... the nose is all black ipa, a hint of yogurt, ok... the taste is not good, all roasted soap
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate with notes of coffee and cocoa powder.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of hops, grape fruits and coffee.
Dry roasted finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ginger Man, NYC. Another winner from PT. Appearance is deep brown with reddish tints, and a medium crisp head. Nose is rich and chocolatey, with bitters coming through quite prominently both from hops and (mildly) roasts. Body is smooth and silky, with just enough carbonation. Taste is really impressive, not an aggressive attempt at a hybrid as too many black IPAs are but a superb chocolatey porter that meaningfully integrates a range of bitter flavors - baker’s choc, pine, and so on.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep brownish cola with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate, burnt sugary notes and hops. Taste of roasted malts, hops, cocoa and light chocolate.