Rasmus40 (16690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160512
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is dark reddish brown. Thick head. Smells of hops, shampoo and blood orange. Tastes of hops, shampoo, dill and blood orange. Long bitterness. A rather nice BIPA.
Camons (9629) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, hoppy - citrus and pine. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, light milk chocolate, lots of hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, soft carbonation, nicely bitter finish and overall a lovely beer. 160512
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I Thornbridge Raven finns en lika effektiv som effektfull kontrastverkan, som upprättar spänningsfält mellan de olika elementen i smakbilden och alstrar liv och sinnesrörelse i mötet med strupen. Beskan skulle kunna assimileras bättre i den omgivande berusningen, men det kan man sätta parenteser runt och flytta till något tråkigt appendix.
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Cask at Barley’s Mini Real Ale Fest on 5/12/12. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with piney and grassy hops, along with some citrus. Creamy and roasty malt flavor with a grassy and earthy hop finish. Usually not a big fan of English hoppy beers, but this was quite nice.
chrisv10 (14623) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE Syd. Very dark brown/amber with medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, medium bitter and pine.
77ships (7307) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl. bottle @ home // A: dark brown with a lightly tanned head // S: yes Sorachi Ace & Nelson Savignon (which I only picked up after tasting it, I am really getting bitter kiwi now, lots of awesome hops (I really like those two), chcocolate malts, flowers, utterly awesome // T & B: light chocolate malts, only downer about this is that the body is kind of grainy upfront & not as thick as I would love but, chocolate malts, blueberries, immediately got Sorachi Ace & Savignon, not sure how Centinal taste like, maybe I picked it up, bitter kiwi, white grapes, some melon, touch eartly sweet Sorachi, flowers, candy, nuts, I adore these hops in here, spend 10 min. cursing about how awesome this was at first, if not for the body, which is a small minus, I would worship this, man, those hops, especially how they work here, Thornbridge makes phenomenal IPA’s & this … dear lord … ridiculous amount of cursing in English, Dutch, French, Russian,… <3 Thornbridge // Dry-hopped Version Cask @ ACBF 2012 // A: black with a tanned, touch red head // S: lots of hops, grapefruit & Nelson // T: bitter coffee, chocolate malts, bitter cold coffee, followed by bitter grapefruit hops, touch fruity // B: touch lighter than bottle version // Dry-hoppped version, the incredible balance of hops that I adored is lost here, bottle version is way better // great stuff here
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle from @stirchleywines, Birmingham. Big foamy head, initial aroma of caramel and piney hops, then citrus. Black as night. Flavour of citrus hops and a lasting bitterness. Good example of Black IPA.
saxo (16187) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, roast malt, rich hops, caramel and nuts.
Dogbrick (11039) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask version at Barley’s 9th Annual Mini RAF (05/12/12): Pours nearly black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, piney hops and English-type malts. The finish is mildly bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.