hackobock (273) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a dirty one inch head. The aroma consists mainly of roasted malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, ash, raisins and some faint hoppy fruitiness, not near as one expects from an IPA. Taste is sweet balanced by a bitterness both from the hops and roasted malts.
Ktwse (714) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours basically black with one thumb of light tan frothy head. Aroma a good balance between roasted malt / coffee and citrus hops. Slightly floral, but funnily, given the description, I can’t pick out any chocolate. Taste is more towards the chocolatey side with an initial sweetness that is quickly balanced up by a thick, dark chocolate bitterness. It’s not wildly bitter, however, more gentle, and the finish is slight but lingering. Body is light yet creamy. A decent attempt at this very hard style.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with a creamy brown head. The aroma holds purple jellybeans, black wine gums, blueberry/blackberry jam, apricot candy, grapefruit/lime juice, resin, spicy cedar wood, pine, herbs, coffee, dark bread, asphalt, soft liquorice and milk chocolate. Interesting and somewhat unique nose. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium to heavily bitter and light to medium acidic with notes of grapefruits, dark juicy berries, grass, pine, chocolate, liquorice, asphalt, coffee and dark bread. The mouthfeel is clean and round with some astringents. Soft, almost creamy carbonation. Fairly concentrated finish. Medium bodied
Steffo (7) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Maesta (9) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Light grey, quickly disappearing head. A bit poor aroma with malty influences. Deep palate with chocolate, cofee and liqurace tones. Good beer overall.
Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle at Lost Property. Great to see Swedish beers here, especially for a Dutch price (€3,50). Black colour, rocky light beige head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, moccha, a bit milky. Flavour is a lot less sweet than expected, lots of hard roasted malts, light ashy, firm grapefruit bitterness, light bitter chocolate, cold coffee, good hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Good beer, more a hoppy porter than a Black IPA imo.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity and light roasted aroma of caramel with burnt notes.
Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and grass.
Pinball (9663) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pitch dark, smooth large brown head.
roasted malty aroma, slightly hoppy.
flavor is hoppy, roasted malty, quite tasty.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, citrusy hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours an opaque black with a vague orange hue and a frothy and lacing light brown head. Fresh citrusy hops atop a subtle roastiness. Medium body, vanillaish roast, citrusy and fruity with a roasty bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Very pleasant. 301012