ImperialStefan (22) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Appearance: Very dark with a red-brown tint. Medium tan head, dissipates quickly.
Aroma: Citrus, Pine, Vanilla, Raisins, Mango, Strawberry/Raspberry.
Taste: Lots of hop bitterness that lingers on, roasted notes.
Palate: Medium carbonation, sticky.
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Grape hoppy, fruity and dark malt.
Palate: Thick and oily body. Slightly sweet and a lovely bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Rich hoppy, fruity, vanilla and dark malt.
Overall impression: Complex, well blended and just LOVELY. Hallalujah I am in heaven.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Very dark brown. Mouthwatering hop aroma. Bittersweet, but more on the sweet side in the first sip, then the resin b itterness creeps in and takes over.
rarbring (1779) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Smelling of nuts, grape-fruit peel and pine needles.
Appearance: A black brown beer. A tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet burnt brown bread, orange marmalade and bitter hay.
Palate: Low carbonation, a coarse (and oily!) texture. A big body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Rather complex, rather good balance. But maybe too much of all.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-01-19.
Vogod (23) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop-roasted aroma. Quite tame. Taste is bitter all the way, slight dark fruit, quite one-dimensional. very IPA, not that black, except in color.
Linnet (1225) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ar: lots of hops, resin, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, ash, vanilla, coffee, warming finish.
Ap: big tan creamy head, black body quite appealing.
T: burnt rubber (Nelson Sauvin) paired with weird burnt notes, coffee, ash, vanilla and alcohol.
P: soft carbonation.
O: to date I’ve Only had two BIPAs That I’ve liked, this isn’t one of them..
kalervo (811) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyable nearly overwhelming bitterness. Still quite well balanced.
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola-like color is red/black, thin creamy head, lacing. Aroma has strong citrus hoppiness, pine, caramel malting, bread. really soft and round in mouth, low carbonation, high on bitterness especially in finish, bit fruity sweetness in mix, medium body. I found this easy to drink and enjoy despite bitterness.
Psytron (1533) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy sweet smell. Black colour, light brown head. Hops, citrus, fruit and burnt aroma. Fresh, except aftertaste. Medium bitter.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours lovely black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, light dark chocolate, soft citrus, light pine. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has quite some roasted malts, light coffee and cocoa. Fine bitterness with pine and citrus. Roasted astringent lingering bitterness.