Marsiblursi (2989) - 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
greenclansman (734) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black black black coloro...
Roaste malts and chocolate aromas with a hint of hops.
Once you taste it, you get a small bite from the hope...then a big sweetness from the malts, with a dry bitter aftertaste from the roasted malts.
Not what I have in mind for a black ipa, but a very nice and complexed beer.
Thanks to yiannos.
mzaar (1508) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart öl, smutsbeigt medelstort skum. Choklad och frukter i aromen, därtill en nötighet. Chokladen och fruktigheten återkommer i smaken, där den förra är dominerande. Det är ljuvligt gott. Detta tillsammans med en riktigt väl avvägd men ändå kraftig beska, gör att det inte går annat än att dela ut höga smakbetyg.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks to mom & dad, shared with Kimi). Very deep rubyish copper colour, close to black, with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, fruits, some ripe fuits, resin and mild spruce as well. Flavour is quite much bitter fruits with some floral and mild toasted notes as well. Also shows alcohol in the flavour, yet it’s very nicely balanced.
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with an insanely huge frothy mocha head that very slowly settles. Aroma is vanilla, honey, coffee, citrus, brown sugar. Taste is vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate, citrus, honey. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and nicely textured.
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_angst_ (2559) - 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...
Dazz3 (1512) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a big brown head. Smells roasted malt, fruity hoppy. Tastes creamy fruity hoppy, abit alcohol with a similar finish.
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with a large beige head. Intense dark chocolate and coffee aroma, some faint citric and piney hops, way too little for the style. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry with medium to high bitterness. A very nice foreign/imperial stout/porter..
BadRed (15) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle from systembolaget. Dark black color, rich toffee aroma with some chocolate notes. Little carbonation. Taste is full of dark malts, closer to porters. Nice bitter finish.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at
edges. Dense fruity alcoholic roasty aroma with earthy
chocolatey notes. Impressive harmony. Dry-sweet roasty earthy
fruity taste with perfumy red berry chocolate notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy gooseberry
aftertaste with roasty chocolatey dusty fruity notes. Lovely.
Amazingly harmonic and seductively smooth. A great beer.
(0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Nordstan, Göteborg.)