jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany color out of the bottle with a thin beige head. Dark brown sugar, molassass, and hop resin nose. Noticable alcohol on the palate. The hop resin and grapefruit rind hops are very strong, with bitter chocolate, some burnt toast, dark brown sugar and molassess sweetness. Long hop bitterness in the finish. This is a big beer with lots going on.
kryon (2748) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with medium off white head
Aromas of caramel, roasted malts,
Creamy and nice bitterness, a lot od dark frits, some chocolate
Jimmythespoon (472) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma, very toasty and roasty tast, with hints of chocolate and a nice bitternesS. great beer.
rickgordon (3853) - 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 (224) - Washington, 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 (233) - 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 (3418) - 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 (6207) - 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 (5603) - 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.