Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark almost black with a brown nice looking head. Big aroma with pine, fresh hops, resin and some more darker things like chocolate and roasted malt. Taste well balanced and rich with lots of nice hops giving you pine, grapefruit and some spice well integrated with the darker malts bringing you dark chocolate and pumpernickel. A really good long lingering beer.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl, SB. Pours brown black with some red tones against light. Good tanned creamy head leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted, fruity, hoppy, bready, coffee, some licorice and a bit peaty. Flavor is roasted, peaty and fruity in the beginning. Middle has added soapyness, bitterness, pepper and some sweetness. Finishes with a nice bitter dry and pungent aftertaste.
ACD (626) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Pours jet black with tan/beige billowy head - plenty of thick lacing. Aroma is incredible - pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, pine - the aroma of a pure unadulterated American IPA - such a surprise given its pitch black appearance. Taste is a great mixture of the pine and tropical flavours of an IPA and the smooth, cocoa driven, smokey, woody, dry stout-esque flavours. Great depth of flavour - excellent beer.
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria 12oz tap ($10): Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is mostly hops, with very little of the porter aspect present. Taste is hop forward, but not brutal. The hops are more focused towards being flavourful than they are towards being straight up bitter. The roasted malts are present, but not in the 50/50 balance that many Black IPAs have; instead, the porter is very much an undertone that provides some slight differentiation to the body. I was impressed.
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Midnight black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Interesting, carbonic, citrusy bouquet of charcoal and fudge intertwined with orange, grapefruit and lemon peels. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Even at Florida room temperature, this baby holds on to its charred, medium bitter roots. Finishes crisp and bitter with the pleasant bitterness hanging around a good while.
Jow (2085) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with one finger head. Nose of roasted roasted malts and pine. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, toast, pine, cola, and dark chocolate. Slight bitters and kinda porter like. Delicious though
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this beer. Full of flavour and very easy going. Hint of caramel. Could drink it all night. Need to try more from Thornbridge.
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kermis (4921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home tasting. Black pour with a small off white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Flavour is grassy, floral, caramel, hair spray. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Long bitter finish.
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of Kermis.
Thin off white head. Deep amber pour. Floral notes. Nice bitterness.
jonttix (42) - -, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ingen favorit yp av öl, lite för svårt att kombinera smaken med färgen. Man känner i smaken tydliga toner av den mörka (chokladiga) malten som övergår i den blommiga tropiska hulmesmaken. Ingenting som går hand i hand för mig. Det relativt höga poängen för att det är en välgjord öl. Dracks med Emmelie och Susanne Alfvengren på youtube.