Kavu (3775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle @ Kaisla. Pours hazy dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and grapefruit. Flavor is malts, grapefruit and a hoppy finish. Very nice.
agent_persik (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark clean ruby color, medium beige head with good lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and berries. Taste has a lot of hops as well, with citrus, tropical fruits and some roasted malt, initially dry with bitter hoppy finish and sticky aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.
daje (3384) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Crowbar, december 28th 2012. Black bodied, lasting tanned head. Malty aroma with roasted malt and a light grapefruit presence. Taste is flowery, also roasted, with more fruity hops than the aroma; grapefruit, peach and orange. Good bitterness, dry malty finish. good, but it lacks the little punch I like in a CDA.
AndySnow (6317) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan. Black colour with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruit, malt. Flavour is malt, fruit, some caramel, some hops.
Brewlizard (8) - Dunwoody, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft , cost big $$$ for IPA....Smell....Floral very FLORAL....beyond fruit to Flowers.....super nice
Nose one of best features....smoothe balance of subtle Hops vs Malt...nice dryish finish on palate......Excellent....will seek out again ASAP
mjakopa (261) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A textbook hoppy black IPA with a wonderfully balanced taste. Not too bitter or strong with the hops but very tasty in hops, in the style of a Simcoe...
jonno (2423) - JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a all the classic moves, but just missing that je na sais quoi to be a classic. Maybe the slightly off putting lemony note from the Sorachi? Anywayz, it’s well balanced, big on the dark malts, lots of new world hops with a medium finish. Very drinkable.
CanCrusher (854) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,50L. Black coloured with some ruby shades and big, light brown head. Mostly hoppy aroma, combination of grapefruit and elderberry with some dark chocolate notes from the background. Chocolate bitter mouthfeel, dense, full bodied, creamy beer.
visionthing (4482) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours very dark, almost black with a reddish hue and a beige head. Roasty and hoppy aroma with dark fruits, pine, malt, chocolate and hints of coffee, citrus and herbs. Sweet and roasty with a hoppy and bitter finish. Well balanced and very enjoyable. (2013-02-03)
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with nice white head. Grapefruit and floral hops in the nose. Mouthfeel is oily/silky like a stout. Lots of toasty notes along with citrus/grapefruit, and lots of hops. I enjoy the juxtaposition of the hops with the dark full bodied beer.