dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is comprised of mocha, dark chocolate, coffee, resin, and pine. Taste is real bitter up front with the dark chocolate and it finishes bitter. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Good beer
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark brown, off-white head, Aroma: chocolate, citrus, roast. Coffee in the finish.
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. clear dark brown, smooth briwn head.
aroma of nutty malts, sweet malts, bitter malts, some hops.certanly full and thick aroma, smells like quality. Flavor is loads of malts, bitter, bitter hops, the overall flavor is bitter nutty.not your usual black ipa, but pretty tasty. This sample is somewhat old, so the hops could’ve been burned off over time. Clear to gather from the taste though that this is high quality.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours black with a dense tan head and lively carbonation. Aromas of spicy hops, grapefruit, toffee, and burnt toast. Tastes slightly sweet with a bitter hops and alcohol finish. Notes of toffee, light chocolate, and a slightly burnt taste that is perhaps from a black patent malt or black roasted barley. There is an odd combination of citrusy and spicy hops with the roasted malt flavors that is somewhat unique to me in this combination. Finishes a little too sweet and bitter without balancing each other very well.
probstblueribbon (3218) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served cold in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a nice tan head. Strong citrus and resin, some roasted malt...molasses mainly, green pepper corns. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. More strong pine and citrus, dark roasted malts, peppery; dry with good bitterness and a quite hoppy, dark roasted malt finish. Weird name, decent beer.
dresden (1072) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of nutty malt, piney hops, licorice. Taste is bitter chocolate, pine, anise. Creamy beer with a dry finish, very nice
Reimer96 (1452) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear but almost opaque black with a frothy dense brown head that leaves rings of lace on the glass. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, anise, chocolate, resin, citrus, pine and grapefruit. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, anise, pine, grapefruit and a light warming of alcohol with a smooth bitterness. At 9.2 percent it also has a semi dry finish which doesn’t happen too often and the bitterness of the roasted malts and hops are in great balance. Wicked black ipa that would be a 10 if the alcohol bite was tamed a bit. Maybe even if they drew it back to a 9 percent beer this would be in a class of its own.
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25,5 cl. bottle. Brown colour with an average beige head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, roasted notes, caramel, chocolate, fruit and a bitter finish
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A brown beer with brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a bitter finish.
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of hops, cookies and licorice.
Roasted flavour of hops and grapefruits with notes of licorice.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish.