Svesse (5816) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, crisp-bread, coffee, pine needles and toffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, pine needles, grapefruit, dark fruit, ashes and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Very nice and tasty black IPA.
omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm. Dark ruby/black, mid sized beige head.. Aroma of citrus and licorice. Mid sweet with well sized body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Potently hopped and heavily roasty. Grapefruit and asphalt join together for a resiny hugely bitter finish. A beer with a few very powerful flavour components and limited drinkability.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney licorice aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney licorice flavor. Has a fruity malty piney licorice finish.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th November 2012
Euston Tap. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Soft smooth palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, no roast or bitterness. Some cream. Fair dose of bramble fruits, blackberry, raspberry and strawberry most readily identifiable. A little citrus and lime. Finishes smooth and semi dry with minerals and licorice. Good stuff.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Bat. Dark brown, thin beige head. Massive piney hop nose, lightest chocolate roast, coca cola spice, floral. Dry slightest roast on the front, followed by a big pine hit, slightly woody, nice well-integrated long bitter finish. Good.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
keg at hanging bat ... deep black ... thin tan head ...soft zezty chocolate pine nose ...little cold ... sweet roast .. pine and chocolate ...nice
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Nose is quite fruity, some grape, lime, grapefruit, orange, general berries. Medium sweet flavor, some bitter cocoa, modest roast, mild tangy dark malts, more grapes, dark berries. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Medium sweet finish, some bittersweet chocolate, grapes, grapefruit, lightly tangy berries. An interesting beer.
JohnRMurdoch (2879) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Inn Deep. 6.8% abv. Almost black colour, good head. Very mild grassy malt aroma. Hoppy chocolate coca cola flavour. Fizzy texture. Unusual & nice.
yespr (29421) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Inn Deep. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and smooth grapefruity to peachy hoppy. Solid hoppy, light liqourice and crisp hoppy, grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter and dry hoppy into the finish.
_angst_ (2272) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ The Red Lion. Pours slightly hazy black with a big frothy dark brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and herbal with roasted malts, salty liquorice candy, pineapple hard candy, grapefruit juice, pine, wood and dark bread. Taste is bitter and herbal with roasted malt, grapefruit rinds, salty liquorice, orange peal, pine, dark roast coffee, resinous wood and moist soil. Mouthfeel is slightly rough, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee, pine, wood and grapefruit rinds. Bit unbalanced.