jesperhammer (3368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11-APR-2014, draft @Mikkeller & Friends.
Black with lasting, creamy, tan head.
Aroma is roast, burnt, coffee, grape fruit, pine. Taste the same. Very bitter from hops and roast. On the roasted side. Medium body+, medium carbonation but turns a Little thin on the finish.
Perhaps not thin for an IPA but as this has the taste profile of a hoppy porter, it comes out on the thin side.
Not as good as the regular. There are som dry Wood notes that I am not all that fond of. But apart from that barrel aging is far from dominant.
bytemesis (4251) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks fonefan! Pours dark black with a very large brown puffy head that dissipates very slowly leaving nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, citrus, a bit of vinous note. Flavor is roasty, pine, some citrus, not much barrel really, light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, a bit creamy. Lingering bitterness and some astringence. A bit hot.
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller, Stefansgade. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 120414
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Erzbierschof - black beer under a robust and long lasting dark beige foam; very roasted mocha aroma, hints of ashes and nuts, light woody; rounded sweet maltiness, very earthy and hugely bitter; notes oflicorice, wood and black chocolate, tar, walnuts and a hint of fruitiness - complex and pretty aggressive, very interesting
mjakopa (224) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with decent head that lingers for a while. Good lacing. Aroma is hoppy and some hints of fruits. Alcohol is not present although it’s there. Also some hints of the Chardonnay are present. Body is slightly sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is very strong hoppy bitterness that ends quite quickly. A very tasty and well balanced Black IPA.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske,375 ml. Brunsort, cremet lysebrunt skum. Dufter heftigt af vådt træ. Og let sødlig mørk chokolade. Chardonnay. Salt-lakrids. Cola-frugt? Fyldig, hårdtristet og bitter. Træ. Trods fadet og de ristede noter stadig en black ipa. Og overraskende nok næsten bedre end originalen. Ren meditation.
Patjeadam (74) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing black ipa. A real grower. Beautiful roasted smell. Some nice light fruits appear. First taste bitter - tropical fruits - heavy yet light. Easy drinkable. Demands more. The roasted malts settle in an amazing marriage with the fruits. Amazing!
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)
caesar (5649) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Bottle from de Molen beershop, BB 09/07/15, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Seem to be getting a bit more barrel aging, but generally can still agree with my original rating. Great beer.
Tap @ BeerTemple, small sample. Dark color, medium off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and roasted malts. Too bad I couldnt taste it side by side, because I didnt get a lot of the chardonnay. The hops already have a lot of tropical fruit and white wine notes and probably overpower the chardonnay. So, the BA is probably quite delicate. In flavor, there is quite some bitterness, but backed up nicely by some soft sweetness and a bit of lactose. Easy drinkable, lovely balance. Great black IPA.
simont1 (365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Black with a tan head. Roasted, some earthiness, a lot of resinous bitterness. Taste is really earthy, bitterness feels hidden by the carafa, too much coffee flavour, overall very earthy, weak sour notes also enter, it’s all over the place with roastyness, coffee, bitterness, hop juicyness and winebarrel even though the winebarrels are not prominent whatsoever, I’m ambivalent, it has a lot of things I like, but put together, It’s not that great anymore.
kryon (1781) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black low head
Aromas of coffee, chocolate, hints of caramel and tropical fruits
Palate nice creamy with notes of red wine
Otherwise coffee, chocolate, tar, caramel