yespr (40457) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle at Dahlberg. Pours thick black with a small an head. Aroma is toasted malty and crisp hoppy. Bitter, dry and crisp hoppy. Grapefruity and light pine. Bitter and dry nto a toasted malty finish.
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Close to black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is spices, mild raisins, fruits, roasted malts and some alcohol. Flavour is very similar with some mild floral and winelike notes in the finish.
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear dark mahogany colour, mid sized head. Aroma of molasses and peppermint, slight grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Molasses, caramel and soy sauce. Some salt and coffee. Resiny bitterness. Unpolished and sticky.
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11th December 2012
The 0-65 tasting. Four guys, fourteen beers, average abv 12.9%, 65 mins! Clear dark red - amber beer. Fluffy pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Sweetish dark malt - light. Dark fruits underneath, slightly sour. Smooth and soft and a little unusual. Not bad in it’s own right, pretty weak as a Black IPA.
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drat. Dark clear maroon color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee and cocoa. Not bad.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the 0-65% Tasting, London - this beer was one of my contributions. Pours clear, red-brown with a tight, creamy light brown head. Bit of dark pine on the nose, dark malts. Medium sweet flavor with oily pine, dark malts, subtle cocoa, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly resinous, more dark malts, light charred wood, a bit of warmth, pine and cocoa. Great stuff. Very solid.
rlgk (18223) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Dark amber/brown beer with a small brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, cookies, caramel, licorice. Chocolate flavor, caramel, roasted, fruity, tar, toffee, licorice. Malty toffee finish with berries, chocolate, some coffee.
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 080214
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown in color with a khaki head. The aroma is fairly herbal with a fair amount of licorice. Lots of pine in there, too. Quite a bit of molasses sweetness. The flavor is somewhat bitter, but also sticky and sweet. A fair amount of herbal and pine hop flavors. Sweet chocolate, molasses, and licorice dominate the flavor. More of a baltic porter than anything.