tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ Super IPA tasting from Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen
Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malts, some fruitness with hints of lemon, citrus, vanilla and roastiness. Taste of pine, resin, some grainy roastiness and fruity hops. Finish is dry, bitter and roasty with some fruitness. Okay, a bit too grainy black IPA.
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark red color with a medium sized head. Aroma of mild roasted malts, some bread, vanilla, faint coffee, dark berries and faint hops. Flavor of resiny hops, mild roasted malts, distant coffee notes and caramel. Surprisingly non-aggressive brew, quite nice and balanced though.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, bread and some grass. Flavour of roasted malts, mango, floral hops, biscuit, grass and some chocolate. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, bitter, floral, chocolatey finish. A bit too musty, but nice and roasty still.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013
65 cl bottle @ olio
Aroma is bready with rye, some bready notes, cocoa, vanilla and hints of berries. Starts to feel a bit harsh at the end of the glass. Flavour has resiny hops, some nettles, ash, cocoa and woody notes. Creamy palate. Nice.
zombi3brainz (1) - - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber sweet roasted smell with some hop. Dark brown with light tan head that lingers. Taste like a deep brown sugar with hoppy fruity notes. Good amount of carbonation to carry this smoothly down. Surprisingly refreshing and holds the characteristics of a ipa while carrying some of that roasted flavor perfectly. Overall I feel this is a great example of a black ipa and highly recommend it.
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep brown, almost looks like porter, generous off-white head that retained very nicely and left good lacing. Nose is what you’d expect from a 3F’s brew -- lots of resinous piney and citrus hops, mingling with malt dark roast. Mouth is big and dry with a load of heavy citrus and pine up front, some lemony perfuminess, then some roast and slight chocolatey notes complimenting a loooong bitter finish. Drank this with some Puerto Rican rice and leftover chorizo, so it kinda messed with my tastebuds, but still greatly enjoyed it. Another solid offering from the Pride of Munster.
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was very hoppy with grapefruit, tangerine, pine with roasted malt hanging in the background. The taste was of bitter hoppiness through out the beer with lingering roasted malts and chocolate. Good stuff.
ryanscourt (1364) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice roasted malt and hop aroma. Strong hop flavors with malt and pleasant fruitiness. Excellent lingering flavors. Fabulous black ipa.
All flavors come together great. On draft at 3floyds.
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Dark Lord Day 2013. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head and a little lacing. Aroma is roasty, hoppy, pine, grass. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, roasty, hoppy, bitter, citrus, orange, pine, with a bitter, roasty finish. Not my favorite style, but a decent Black IPA.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed medium brown hued body with a small tan head. Not quite as dark as I was expecting from a black IPA. Flavors are hoppy: herbal, spicy with some citrus and grass hop notes as well. Medium malt, brown sugar. Flavors are spicy, and herbal hoppy components, medium citrus, brown sugar, kind of sweet. Medium to full bodied, lighter carbonation.