tkrjukoff (4294) - 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.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle lack beer with a small beige head. Hoppy, chocolate, grassy aroma with some metallic notes. Ashes, hoppy, chocolate and floral flavour.
jesperhammer (4095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-DEC-2012, bottle @home, from Systembolaget, present from Erik.
Very dark brown with huge fine "grained" head lacing the glass. Roast and hops aroma, more to the hoppy grassy side than the roasted. That is just opposite on the taste. Hard roasted, burnt malts dominate. Citric grassy hops on top of that. Quite creamy with soft carbonation. Lovely but a bit rough drink.
VsXsV (3872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black, opaque liquid with medium to big, fluffy mocca head. Aroma has a nice mix of both roasted notes and hops with notes of fresh coffee, flowery hops, tangerine, light ash, bit grass, bitter chocolate, licorice and biscuity malt. As said, nice balance. Taste is dry and medium bitter with nice notes of coffee, grass and citrus along with some light ash and pumpernickel. Medium to full bodied with nicely soft carbonation. Wow, great example of the style with good balance, great mouthfeel and a significant but in no way disturbing bitterness. I’m impresed!
Ktwse (3839) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.
daje (3795) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, december 31st 2012. Dark brown body, close to black, light brown head. Roasty and licorice aroma with hints of chocolate and citrus hops. taste of citrus, dark chocolate, coffee. Not very black ipa-ish for me, but still a good beer.
SirLimpsalot (3568) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Basunen: Doften tycker jag är ganska diskret. Det samma är smaken med en viss humlebeska och små brända toner. Jag blir inte imponerad och jag tycker det inte händer så mycket.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, 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.
thomat (3238) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thick beige head. Fruity with roasted tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and bitterness. medium to full body with a balanced finish.
JanLaursen (3227) - 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.