rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cinnamon roll in nose, with sweet syrup and hops of course. The hops are rather earthy than tropical fruity. Taste is good but way too sweet. Bitterness is also a bit low. Tasty beer but lacks in flavor profile. It’s the sweetness I guess.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, coffee, dark chocolate, and fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, more grapefruit and pine, hint of licorice. Full and smooth with lingering bitterness. A really nicely done black IPA.
finn1918 (222) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a 1-finger khaki head that recedes very slowly and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is faint roasted malt that is quickly overpowered by a barrage of hops. Taste is similar: dark chocolate for a split second before a tongue-splitting hop bitterness. This is not a beer for an inexperienced beer drinker, but is guaranteed to put the hair on your chest. Excellent black IPA, and the 9.2% abv packs a punch at the end of the glass.
thomat (2353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty with hoppy notes. Malt, fruit, hops and bitterness. Full body with a balanced bitter after taste.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pretty dark brown with thin lacing. I’m a bit put off by the huge dark fruit aroma of raisins and plums, but the taste more than makes up for it. Alcohol notes aside, the flavor includes the dark fruit but also a nice load of roast malts that last into the finish without being astringent. Hops do a nice job offsetting the huge sweet malt bomb. Completely unbalanced and proud to be so!
olsvammel (3934) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark liquid with notes of red, light brown head. Hoppy and malty sweet smell with some roasted notes in the background. Similar taste, both pine and fruity hops. Very nice beer. They managed the whole hoppy bitter together with roasted bitterness very nicely.
Pyrmir (3970) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy hop nose, flowery with weaker notes of roasted malt. Taste well balanced of dark malts, a litte burnt. Long, pleasant taste.
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a huge brown head. Smells black current, hoppy and abit roasted malt. Tastes creamy bitter hoppy with a similar finish.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours silky dark brown with tan head. Lacing followed the beer down. Aroma was fruity and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate and roasted malts. Slight bitter on the end. Very good beer!
Vignale (2414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun klibbig vätska med beige skum. Stor söt citrusdoft, mycket grape och smörkola. Stor söt besk grapesmak, bra bett i beskan, smörkola, söt lakrits och smörkola. Välbalanserad, stroa smaker och riktigt god. Ett maffigt öl där humlen verkligen får stort utrymme och den rostade malten skapar runda, söt fylliga smaker i god harmoni.