Rasmus40 (15945) - 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
Dedollewaitor (15324) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Berliner Weisse Takeover Ulfborg, 2013. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Citrus, roast, chocolate, ash and caramel. Dry and hoppy finish. Some alcohol. Smooth.
chrisv10 (14247) - 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.
FatPhil (12760) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (12729) - 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.
Pinball (11809) - 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.
Bov (11500) - 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
faroeviking (10284) - 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.
Maria (10205) - 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.
rosenbergh (9744) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. 381. BB ??/05/2013. (Systembolaget) Östersund, Sweden.
Black colour with some red hue and hu-u-u-uge foamy tan head.
Aroma is fantastic. Dark malt, mildly roasted, strong liquorice, bitterish hops and a tad chocolate in aroma. Enchanting aroma.
Flavour is strong and delicious. There’s roasted malt, mild coffee roastiness, ash, grassy and piney hops, liquorice, bitterness and mild alcohol warmth. Excellent brew.