jesperhammer (2606) - 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.
pilsnerrogge (2400) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large and thick head.
Aroma is hops, biscuts, licorice, dark currants and a little bit of smoke.
Hoppy and bitter flavour with notes of dark currants, pine and shampoo leading to a long and warming finish.
armando629 (2370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33 l bottle.
This beer rocks! Huuuge beige head tha does not allow me to pour out all the beer...really deep brown-black appearance with this beige foam-sculpture on the surface. I have to be calm, calm and calm! Fine fruity aroma allure me but i have to be calm....Let’s pour out the whole bottle with all the sediment. After a succesfull action the fruity aroma opens. Blackcurrant, some wild-berries are mixed with pine and resin, molasses and cocoa, dark chocolate. After a slip the taste bomb explodes. Full, fine and creamy mouthfeel brings a balanced palate with a fine carbonation. Fruits with dark chocolate, berries with molasses, vanilla with tobacco, ash and smoke with pine and resin - that rules the aftertaste. Awesome, good, fine. Yumm, give me some more bottles, please!
Aniela (2300) - 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.
_angst_ (2279) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. pours very dark reddish brown with a rather small frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and herbal with roasted malts, winegums, grapefruit juice, dark roast coffee, dark grapes, resin, alcohol, earthy red wine and salty liquorice. Taste is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, grapefruit rinds, orange peal, resinous wood, grape zest, moist soil, pine, salty liquorice and freshly cut grass. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter and mediukm bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with roasted malts, unripe mango, grapefruit peal, dark roast coffee, green grapes, warming alcohol and resinous wood. Quite nice...
AndySnow (2261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark colour, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Slightly sweet, bitter taste. Heavy, almost like a porter.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours black with a big tan head.
Aroma like a hoppy IS.
Taste of rosted malt, dark chcolate, oranges and some red currant.
Marduk (1940) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color, medium size tan head, stays. Coffee, licorice, malty, roasted and some hops in aroma. Hops, coffee, milky, some nice bitterness in flavor. Smooth and very easy to drink.
Furseth (1919) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thax to Mr.Rask: Black colour, with a brown head. Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes,parfume,citrus,flowery and caramellynes. Flavor had a nice creamy mouthfeeling citrus and flowers,cinemon,caramelynes, dry hopycitrus bitternes. Medium body and a medium malty/fruity fnish.
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black, with brown edges, and a brown head.
Spicy, roasted aroma, with quite a lot of resiny hop notes, grapefruit, spruce, caramel, chocolate, coffee.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Hoppy, roasted taste, spruce, grapefruit, ashes, grass, chocolate, coffee, tobacco.
This one balances somewhere between a “proper” Black IPA and a hoppy porter. You could wish for a little more punch in the hoppiness, but the balance as it is now makes it all the more drinkable. (2012-09-25)