lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweetness and some chocolate. Rich flavour of roasted malts, strong floral bitterness, winegum, cream and some chocolate. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel and soft carbonation as well. Nice and roasty.
Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark ruby brown, fluffy beige head which stuck around a while. Pine, peaches, citrus...slight oxidation notes perhaps (july bottling). Slightly toasty malt at first then some orange and red berries leading to a longish dry chocolate and orange peel finish. Hops muted somewhat but still fantastic. Carbonation perfect.
olio (4833) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a huge beige head. Aroma roasted malts, rye, some burnt notes, chocolate, mild hops and grape fruits. Flavor of grape fruits, rye malts, burnt wood and cocoa. A bit harsh and not that fresh anymore, sadly, otherwise decent.
Torrefacto (220) - SPAIN - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color ruby oscuro con espuma color crema densa y con buena formacion. Aroma de pino resinas y uva. En boca, con densidad media es refrescante con presencia de tostados y un final amargo con un equilibrio entre resinas y frutas. Excelente.
tiong (2795) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Bottled 31.07.13 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, grassy hops, hints of fruits and resin. Taste is smooth, hoppy, slightly roasty and fruity with notes of licorice, coffee and resinous grassy hops. Finish is roasty, fruity and bitter with some resinous grassy notes and hints of coffee. Okay, quite smooth but complex black IPA.
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - bought at the brewery. It pours clear, deep reddish-brown with a large, thick and lasting beige froth head. The aroma has notes of earth, burnt cocoa, toasted pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with well toasted bread, some bittersweet cocoa. dirty pine, touches of juicy citrus. Medium bodied with average to lively, massaging carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with lots of burnt bread, mild grapefruit, earth, pine, a bit of baking cocoa. A slow starter but the beer really grew on me as I worked my way through it.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
011113. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high light brown head. Aroma hops, some roasted malts. Medium bodied, could use a bit more. Slightly dry as expected. Not Bad.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th October 2013
Opaque black beer with a good pale tan head. Palate is soft, airy and semi dry. Soft dark malts with a touch of cream. Floral hops with a touch of sherbet candy. Light citrus and bitterish orange marmalade. Dry crisp finish. Really nice joined up version.
Rasmus40 (8920) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Kernel, London. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 051013
Desverger (887) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends. Black/dark brown pour with a small off-white/beige head. Roasted/toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, lightly hoppy, some pine, grass. Nice.