deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 On tap at Local Option. Pours a clear dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine and dark grains with a nice backing roasted malt note. Flavor has a nice creamy roasted malt note with nice earthy pine and grass note.
Jonte (1395) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown colour with a beige head. Hoppy, piney, fruity, lightly roasted, chocolate, licorice. Dry finish. Bitter, but still more balanced then many others.
Vaiz (3099) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy floral and grassy hops, quite sharp, fruity and with some resin. Flavor is heavy tangerine, somewhat sweet but mostly bitter, a bit roasted.
dEnk (3345) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is fruity hops, roasty malt, some pine and mandarin. Flavour is quite bitter and roasty with loads of mandarin and other fruity hop notes. Very nice.
Frovigalning (2664) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from systembolaget. It poured an almost pitch black liquid with a tint of ruby. Chocolaty malty with a mixed hop aroma of grass, fruit, grapefruit and pine. Nice combination between the dark malts and the hops. Very nice.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours dark brown/copper with medium tan head. Aroma is pine, grass, some citrus, some malts and some strange metallic notes aswell as strange notes of something like overripe bananas, almost rotten. Taste is fruits, pine, dill, coffee and some breadyness. The strange notes of the aroma is not as big in the taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness, medium sweetness.
Overall an ok beer,
gyllenbock (3941) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a large, creamy head. Aroma of hops, grass, some chocolate and light notes of strawberry jam. The taste was soft and relaxed. A very drinkable Black Ipa this one. Not as bitter as many others in the style.
slakemythirst (187) - - APR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doftar tallbarr, blommor, te och tropisk citrus. Fin kropp och balans..anar lakrits på slutet. Denna brygd passade mig jäkligt bra! Skitbra black ipa.
omhper (18721) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brown, rich head. Pleasant hoppy black currant aroma. Mid sweet with medium to full body and soft mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with lots of black currant, salty bitter finish. A highly aromatic beer with good drinkability. Lovely!
_angst_ (2255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very dark reddish brown with a frothy brownish gray head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with dark bread, liquorice, coffee, pine, overripe tropical fruits like pineapple and passionfruit and hints of roasted malts, esters and a rather strange sulphury smell. Taste is very bitter and tiny sweet with coffee, pine, freshly cut grass, overripe pineapple, mango, passionfruit, roasted malts, liquorice, vanilla, orange zest, mandarin oranges, gooseberries, wet earth, dill and very very subtle hints of rotten eggs. Mouthfeel is rough, dry and medium bodied. Finish is very bitter with roasted malts, wet earth, coffee and salty liquorice. Have heard many good things about this beer before tasting it but I’m sad to say it wasn’t for me. Strange smell/taste of very overripe fruits and rotten eggs (sulphur) doesn’t do it for me...