LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a beige brown head leaving lacing.
Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, roasted coffee beans.
Taste : peach, grapefruit, pine, coffee, licorice, burnt rubber, cocoa powder, medium bitter.
This is nice, and could not guess this was almost 10%.
hopwine (431) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tons of roasted malt, prominent coffee, primarily pine for the hop profile accompanied by some citrus. Firm, but not overbearing bitterness provides an interesting counterpoint to the richness of the coffee. Really nice stuff!
marcus (6864) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Trappist. Pours black with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a sturdy dark molasses flavor with heavy coffee and a bitter finish. Very well-crafted.
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FUCK! This is truly fucked. Motherfucker. Fucking delightful. Quite simply fucking incredible. It’s not something I often talk about but in an odd way, this reminded me of a near boiling coffee enema I once had in rural Djibouti. Weird times. Fuck me. What a beer.
oRos (1226) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at the trappist. Pours black with brown head. Aroma was roasted malt. Taste was more on the stout side. Ashy roasted malts with some hop bitterness.
HopRedHead (396) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Back on the ratebeer horse (thanks to this beer). Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a creamy, light khaki head. Immediate aroma of dark chocolate powder, quality espresso, sea salt, piney hops and a touch of soy. My god. Flavours are immaculate - perfect balance between the pine and resin hop IPA presence blended with rich but not overpowering dark mocha roastiness. Velvety smooth thick body and lingering dry salty bitterness you don’t get in your average dark beer. Amazing collaboration of flavours, I tip my hat off to To Ol once more for another brilliant brew.
Defreni (2689) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Sort øl med en god duft af humle, masser af saft og kraft men desværre var smagsløgene lidt ristede her sidst på aftenen. Fin øl men er stadig ikke helt tilvænnet til sort ipa, der er noget der clasher inde i mit hoved.
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a dark black with a tanned frothy head. Nose is fantastic. Fresh Citrus hops, roasted coffee, powdered chocolate and roasted malts. The citrus hops are so juicy in the flavour! Real sense of freshness with this one. Coffee undertones with a powdery cocoa bitterness clings to the palate and lasts. 10% abv hidden incredibly well, usual standard from to øl of late. Fucking awesome beer.
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haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Black with a big fluffy off brown head. There is a huge aroma of roasted coffee, big malts, some slight bark. On the tongue it is quite creamy, not very full bodied considering the abv, coffee dominates leading to a bitter finish.
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. It pours a deep brown color with a large brown head. Aroma is deep roasted malts, coffee beans and some wood. Citrus and pineapple, good hoppy profile. Taste is mostly bitter with roasted malts, coffee beans, wood, pine needles. Quite dry bitter finish. Overall, very good and enjoyable.