Simonsen (417) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stor flaske fra vikapolet. Mørk farge. Smaker brent malt, kaffe og humle. En forfriskende mørk øl
espenra (801) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. It poured a black colour with no head. Hoppy and fruity aroma at first, but chocolate and vanilla soon join up as well. Faint hint of yeast. Flavour is sharp and bitter. Hints of alcohol. Lots of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, but also citrus and bitterness. A weird blend that doesn’t work. Medium long aftertaste.
Arve_Christian (2481) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 75 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.
Black color, good offwhite foam
Distinct but integrated/moderate hoppy aromas, roasted aromas, vanilla, leather and some coffee.
Medium body & medium/high complexity.
Good bitternes- very well balanced
Theis (12165) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ølbaren. Black - offwhite (light brown) head. Nice bitterness. Fruity. Burned. Dry burned malts. Charcoal. High bitterness. High malty. Not too powerfull/creamy body. Black IPA is not my favorit style - but this is nice.
Habanero (1891) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep, dark brown with a huge, beige head, that leaves a fair lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate among with hoppy citrus fruit. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, decent bitter and again with roated malt. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A very nice black IPA.★★★★
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Hop-Head.dk. Pours black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, pine, resin, liqourice. Lowish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts with some astringency, quite bitter, piney, grapefruit. Lingering malty bitter finish.
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Animal Bar. Black colour with a creamy and beige head with a good duration. Aroma is hoppy, fresh and light toasty. Flavor has a medium bitterness, with toasted and roasted malts and a light licorice. The final has a decent bitterness with an average duration. Carbonation and body are medium.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty hoppy aroma. Fruity roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice finish.
Cunningham (3696) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt, toffee and fruity aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, light citric and fruity flavour.
[Bottle shared with Visionthing at Håndverkerstuene in Oslo, Norway]
thebeertourist (4530) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Olympen. Black colour with a modest head. Roasted coffee and citrussy hops nose in nice harmony. Malty with hoppy dryness well-balanced. Very well-made.