cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep brown ... high american hop ... lots of american hop ... lots of citrus... in blind test you would not guess the colour.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-21, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Dark chestnut color, very big head. Powerful American hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Good body strength, with a strong caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweetness, extreme hopping. Not much poetry about it, just a war tale, and I like it!
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Dark mahogany color; thin creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity (sweet nuts, bitter oranges...). Good body strength, very strong caramel and malt flavor, it would be sweet but it’s overwhelmed by the extreme and aromatic hopping. Great.
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours rich black with a creamy, dense tan head. Big dirty hop character. Good roast and dirt in the nose, some aggressive citrus and pine. Flavor is medium sweet, plenty of roasted malts, earthy, dirty and resiny bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finish is sticky, more dirt and pine, lingering earth and burnt wood. Excellent beer.
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, malty and milky, roasted, some licorice. Hoppy flavor, grassy, some metal. Bitter finish
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300912
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Rake. Bite Hat Moon said Sim. Black with a beige head. Some alcohol on aroma. Some coffee and intense roasted malts. Very good mouth, very roasty indeed. Lovely roasted smooth beer. Nice beer. Lovely, great balance. Hops are good, but settled down. Lovely
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12.
Black with a small mocha head.
Pine, citrus, hops, a little chocoalte on the nose.
Juicy hop flavour - slighthly floral, pine, chocolate backdrop.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
One of the better black IPA’ s on the market.
Koelschtrinker (16440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gelungene Mischung zwischen Hopfen und Malz, die den Antrunk gleichermaßen für sich beanspruchen. Rund, der Hopfen setzt sich nach und nach durch. Dabei ist das Schokoladenmalz noch im Hintergrund schmeckbar. 12/12/11/9//11
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz, thx to thewolf. It pours a clear, dark brown body with a dense beige head on top. It has a lovely aroma with chocolate, coffee, sweetness and dried fruiots, as well as a lovely hop profile with pine, resin and citrus, mostly orange. Chocolate and coffee flavor, rather burnt, with fruity hop flavors, citrus notes, pine and resin. Full, rather dry mouthfeel, and a long, piney and resiny finish with citrus. This is one of those lovely beers with layers and layers of aroma and flavor. The aroma being the best of those though. Nice. (080301)
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, flowers and has a long heavy bitter finish.