Fatehunter (1605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a wide flute glass. Dark brown with a reddish hue and a two inch dirty white head that quickly fells to a quarter inch.
Smells of rich roasted malt, a little chocolate and some citrus. Very pleasant.
Unfortunately the taste does not follow the smell. Watery, light roasted malt and a little burnt malt. There is some citrus bitterness and a touch of rye spice. It is too subtle.
Light body, moderate carbonation.
It is the first black rye IPA I have come across and I like it for that. I wish it had some more flavor to it, more rye or malt, either one would work well.
VastActiv (3739) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, hops and roasted malts. Very basic Black IPA. Very carbonated and fizzy.
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with pillowy head. Big hops and caramel some pungent hops. More caramel on the palate and really carbonated that makes the brew a bit spicy and peperry. Very good.
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle that was a little expired (best by Sept 15 2014) - Roasty for sure. Bitter but not overwhelming, just quite noticeable. Would love to try a fresher version. Slight bleh aftertaste.
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had burnt malts and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, pine and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy dark ale.
Lambister (288) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tommy Knocker, Helsinki. Black color with white head. Very roasty aromas with noticeable coffee. Taste has roasty notes, strong coffee flavors and nice hops. Well balanced.
k0mpsa (1610) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at tommyknocker helsinki. Black color, white head. Very roasty aroma, coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, hops. Good balance.
tiong (4571) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, cocoa, hints of grassy hops and ash. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and grainy with hints of grassy hops, licorice and coffee. Finish is crisp, smooth and roasty with hints of coffee, cocoa and hops. Okay, slightly grainy black IPA.
rosenbergh (8300) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
Grainy malt, sweetness, fruity hops, moderate bitterness and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, hops, moderate bitternessand liquorice.
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Tide (2101) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tommy knocker. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, coffee, nuts and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with citrus, coffee, roasted malts and nuts. Very nice black IPA.
jookos (3227) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@tkcbb. Black, roasty, ashy nose. Pines, earthyness. Med bodied, bitter roasty. Bit sterile again, but nice.