Pinball (10596) - 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.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Black colour. Fruity hoppy caramel malty aroma. Pleasant hoppy fruity roasty malty sweet flavour, bit chocolate.
HenrikSoegaard (9999) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class beer.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s black with a creamy nougat head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, ashes. The sweet flavor is soft (lovely mouth feel) and yet pleasantly bitter with notes of roasted malt, licorice, fruity hops, dark fruit, dark chocolate, a touch of ashes, and the finish is slightly roasted, dry and bitter. Really lovely black IPA.
chrisv10 (9691) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan, 8%. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, coffee, medium sweet, little burned and medium bitter.
Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 120113
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark, almost black beer with a very nice lasting beige/brownish head. Hoppy aroma, chocolate, roasted, milky notes, cocoa powder, grass, metal notes, biscuits, floral notes. Hoppy flavor, metal, bitter chocolate, cocoa, floral, spice notes, citrus, pine needles, mango, orange peel, grapefruit notes, some ash. Bitter hop finish, pine, chocolate, roasted and with some floral notes. Clean and refreshing, a good example of a good beer style!
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Per - very dark brown beer with a solid beige foam; roasted aroma of cacao and chocolate; full-bodied, velvety palate, fairly bitter and quite dry; very long chocolatey finish with hoppy notes of dark fruits
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm)
Simple porter aroma - where is the ’ipa’ part of this?, some chocolate. Nice rich roasty body, again the chocolate comes over. Looks good, black, and with a tight sticky tan head. Ever so slight blue cheese retronasals, which is a bit offputting, but it’s so minor that it’s not a negative, definitely some lactic component. Finish has good burnt bitterness, and also bitter hops too. But those hops don’t make a Black IPA surely? Where are the aromatic hops? Full and smooth in the mouth, soft carbonation. A little drying, but very drinkable, bitter stout.
JorisPPattyn (7678) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Towering, beige, dense irregular head, very slowly collapsing over practically black beer. Chocolate, dry hopbales, and also quite distinctly thyme and a hint at rosemary. Bitter-roasted-burnt, if nowhere ’over the top’ - very pleasing. Black chocolate with roast - ashes. Suddenly a new flavour which is quite kafir lime(leaf) like. Well-bodied, if not really thick. Gristslickness, even a bit dusty. Surprising - in the good way! Many thanks to Stef!