Borresteijn (4334) - 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.
gyllenbock (3952) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a large tan head. Aroma and taste of rosted malt, ash, licorice and some coffee. Also some light notes of "milk". Not much hops in this one. It reminded a lot of a porter, Black IPA? No, no!
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black colour with a big creamy beige topp. Ok
Aroma: Frutiy, dark malt and slightly sour.
Palate: Medium to full body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness.
Flavor: Nice complex flavor. Fruity and grape hoppy, with some roasted malt and chocolate.
Overall impression: Nice black IPA with a well hidden alcohol. Just felt it had a bit unpleasant and unbalanced sweetness
Location: Bottle from a trade with rlgk
tkrjukoff (3887) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with a grea foamy brown head leaving a good lacing. Aroma is roasted bready molassis malty dark fruits. Flavor is very nice, drinkable, roasted fruity malty slightly sweet pears bitter grapefruits. Finishes bitter roasted.
Nisse666 (3678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow har alla rateat denna?
Bottle from SB cons 2012-09-15 Göteborg
AR: pine, dried apricots, wee roasted malt
AP: pitch black with à ruby rim, wow (again) 5 cm thick stout dirty brown lasting, the curtains are massive - can’t look through!
F: roasted malt, coffey, pine, wee dried apricots, grape fruit, medium bitterness, medium carbonation - soft wee bubbles, finish roasted malt, bitterness
Marsiblursi (2980) - 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
tiong (2964) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget
BBE 2013-04-30 -
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, grainy malts, hints of fruits and roastiness. Taste is grainy and malty with hints of roastiness and fruity hops. Finish is malty and grainy with some fruity hops. Okay, a bit unbalanced black IPA. Too grainy and malty.
Pyrmir (2714) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma pretty discreet, hints of coffee and caramel. Rich taste, good balance. Tastes pretty heavily of roasted malts,
Frovigalning (2669) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Sample at a tasting. It poured a very dark brown liquid with a brown head. Fresh hoppy smell with lots of tropical fruits. Similar taste but it’s paired up with a roasted bitterness and some dark malts. Nice BIPA. Edit: Tried this again (batch 381) and it lacked hop aroma quite allot. Lowered the score a bit to something inbetween the first and the second tasting.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Unclear brown with a huge beige head. Fruity nose with grapefruit, light licorice, caramel and roasted malty notes.
At first amazingly fruity and wellbalanced, but after a few sips I realise that this is actually a little too sweet for my palate. After a short while hops are descending and the finish becomes a little too sticky and malty.