daje (1799) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, low tanned head. Aroma of caramel, roast, chocolate and a low piny hop character. Malty taste with flowery hops, hazelnut and coffee. Quite maltheavy with a bit thick body and roasted finish.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the local taphouse. Wow beer, rich and well balanced. Aromas of rum, chocolate, butterscotch, and toffee. Taste has great balance.
ERB92 (137) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee, roasted malts and citrus in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Light to medium sweet and medium bitter. This one has some sourness to it. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall OK, but not sure i like the orangey sourness.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @ Opsahlgården, Kongsberg. Near black. Creamy tanned head.
Soft malt aroma featuring mild chocolate and gentle citrussy hops. Clean-tasting. Chocolate, creamed coffe, and firm citus-fruity and grassy bitterness. Dry and smooth on the palate. Easy drinkable, fully balanced.
ClubGonzo (3442) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a dense black body with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is burnt toast, coffee, leather, licorice and hints of grass and faint chlorine in the back. Taste is licorice, burnt toast, coffee, hints of straw and grass. Medium body and carbonation. Much more like a herbed-up stout than a BIPA, but still quite decent.
Palme (2916) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l clear bottle. Deep deep dark brown - almost black non the pour this. It has a nice medium sized dark chocolate brown head that’s leaving some nice lacing. The nose has a spicy touch to it. I get wet paint, Christmas spices, a good form of cardboard, chocolate paper and some dark grassy hint all the way in the back. The taste has this faint sourness. Not sure if it’s meant to be there, but never the less, it’s there. Really nice gentle oily on the mouthfeel and it’s softly carbonated. The source sourness is a bit disturbing to be honest, but it has other good elements. Chocolate and roasted malts as two of them, bitter cocoa is another. Lots of cold coffee bitter acidity in the aftertaste. Quite in balance I have to say but I feel no urgent rush to try again. 17.08.2013
IPAgutten79 (324) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kullsvart med lavt skum. Aromaen er for meg et sammensurium av ulike dufter, på en ikke så positiv måte. Lukter søtt, men bittert. Føles som det er noen slags bær oppi glasset også. Hmm, snodig. Smaken er også et kapittel for seg selv. Denne er mere sur enn fruktig, og humla drukner i alt det andre. Usikker på denne stilartens fremtid, jeg kjøper nok ikke mere av den i hvert fall. Medium konsistens og en sur ettersmak, mens jeg hadde foretrukket bitter.
jensgam (139) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, pours black with beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a roasted note to it. Flavour is malty and sweet with roasted caracter an english hop note balances the beer.
edpeg (793) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Black as stout", with dirty dark beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity hops, plums, smoky malts, some cacao and grass. Palate is full-bodied and slightly thick. Carbonation is smooth and flattish. Taste is mainly bitter and dry , with roasty malty taste. There’s also acrid raw cacao beans taste, IPA hoppiness is intact, however not bringing enough fruitiness. Finish is tart, bitter and papery. Overall, not exactly a balanced IPA (black or not), but the mix of styles is interesting enough for another one.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @Beer Hunters
Dark, almost opaque black color, good creamy brown head. Toasted, licorice aroma. Medium-bodied. Licorice, some burnt malts, maybe even slightly smokey. Slightly milky-lactosy with some late bitterness. Restless.