Abrakarl (364) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely hoppy aroma which is very nice, but there is something a little funky in the background besides some coffee. Sweet and some bitterness. This is an interesting type of beer. Caramell perhaps. Will buy more of this. Nice solid head too which is good for overall impression. A bit less bitterness than some IIPAs and not so much carbonation.
Zymurgeist2 (1157) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a 12 oz. bottle. Fruity and citrus aroma with some chocolate (slightly) and perfume. Deep brown (almost black) that shows ruby when held to direct light. Tan head with slight clinging to the side. Nice malt balancing out the bitterness. Almost spritzy, which is a little weird. Perhaps that is from the drying effect of the hops/bitter and high attenuation. Toast near the finish. But the bitterness is always present and holds the final say. As it warms, the bitterness starts to really dominate the malt.
Aurelius (4506) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Very nice, dark, fruity, chewing tobacco ale aroma. Great bottle and label -- A 50’s sci-fi paperback sort of affair. Very dark, tall dense head in a pint. Rich dates and prunes, lots of hops, coffee roast. Sticky. Foam is metallic. Heavy body. Acidity and bitterness get a bit strong in the finish, but otherwise very enjoyable sipping brew. Warming and vaporous towards the end. Big beer. Bottle, Mellow Mushroom, Augusta, GA.
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, fruit, light hops, somewhat understated. Taste is a different story entirely, rich and creamy. Roasty malt sweetness at first before a fairly long balanced bitterness. Body is medium to full and very creamy with low carbonation. A very atypical DIPA but very enjoyable.
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TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. (Rating #1300)
Pours a clear, dark brown, with a beige head.
Expressively hoppy aroma, roasted malt, spruce, grapefruit peel, chocolate, grass, mint leaves, ashes, licorice.
Dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy aroma, spruce, resin, citrus peel, roasted malt, chocolate, ashes, coffee beans.
Very well balanced, the intensity of the roasted malt is at just the right level. Very drinkable. (2012-10-31)
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle received by Lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a fairly dark ruby color with a thick, dense head of khaki colored foam. The aroma is dark roast, caramel, light pine, some ginger, and a hint of wood. The first sip dries the mouth out immediately. The taste is like that of strong coffee. I do get some dark roast and some herbal pine notes, but coffee is really what this beer makes me think. I can definitely feel the alcohol on the back of my throat. This is a nice Black IPA.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, hemp seed, roasted malts, caramel and hints of chocolate. Flavor is resin upfront with citrus hops coming through. Sweetness from the malt comes in with some roasted flavors. On the palate the beer is medium-bodied, smooth and creamy.
mikem409 (1735) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with nice tan head. Hop aroma. Taste is loads of hops and roast coffee bean
beerbastard (744) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black, with a decent head. Roasty malt aromas mixed with strong pine and citrus. Taste is hop foward followed by slightly harsh burnt and roasted flavors. Finishes with more hop bitterness, ending with a little burn. I would like a little more malt sweetness for balance. Great bold beer.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. More or less black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, toffee, fruity and floral hops along with some mild grassyness. Flavour is liquorice, grass, some toffee, fruits and mild floral notes. Big biting bitterness in the finish.