tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Black pour, outlined with some dark brown. A tan head settles quickly to a thin layer. Modest lacing on the glass. Aroma of sticky pungent hops, dank, full of hemp oil & resin. Some sharp ashy roast in the back; bitter citrus, heavy herbaceous notes. Flavor is loaded with hops as well, kind of wet & spicy, but still carrying through with tons of oily, dank resins. Getting more notes of white pepper, grapefruit pith, ashy leaves, burnt roasted malt, & charcoal. Burnt. Hoppy. Oily. Finish is reminiscent of dry, over-toasted rye bread. Not bad, perhaps just a little overboard in terms of perceivable bitterness.
hman43 (628) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours black with a medium brown head. Lacing is significant as the head recedes from the mouth of the glass. It has a sweet citrus aroma with dried fruit elements. The aroma has touches of roasted aromas as well. The carbonation is a bit too lively for my tastes. Roasted malts dominate the taste with a bit of citrus flavor.
oliodnb (540) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with two fingers of creamy beige head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is light with candied and tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) with a light acidic note. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, tropical fruits, citrus, hops. Dry bitter finish with vegetal hoppy notes and some coffee flavor. Medium body, low carbonation.
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, coffee and light fruit. Flavor was sweet & bitter with coffee, pine, chocolate, roast, mild fruit and had some grapefruit bitterness.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle -
So my local grocery store started carrying this and while the price is really nice, the beer isn’t so great. A below-average showing for the style, it lacks any resemblance of an IPA, instead borders on being a weak dry stout and a bad pale ale. It’s a solid looking beer in my glass though, but it needs a whole lot more of a lot of things to be even considered average.
Lele (255) - Padova, ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ASPETTO: marrone scurissimo, in pratica nero, impenetrabile. Schiuma abbastanza fine, scarsa e poco persistente, dal colore marroncino un po’ scuro.
AROMA: biscottato, strano ma interessante aroma di intonaco. Si avverte anche l’erbaceo, ma soprattutto del floreale (gelsomino), soprattutto quando la bevuta va avanti e la bottiglia si "scalda".
GUSTO: appena messa in bocca, ti accorgi subito che scivola molto bene. Chiari sentori biscottati e anche un po’ maltati. Nella seconda parte del sorso emerge il tostato, per poi chiudere con un retrogusto in cui riemerge il biscottato e un amaro interessante, dove puoi avvertire il sapore del luppolo utilizzato, che comunque si sente un po’ durante tutta la bevuta. Se lasciata un po’ fuori dal frigo, si avvertono anche lievi toni liquorosi. La carbonizzazione si sente, ma non č per niente invadente. A volte ritorna quel tono di "intonaco", un tono strano, ma che rende la birra particolare. Non va bevuta appena tolta dal frigo. Birra appagante e molto interessante, che i fa ricordare.
Beer5000 (5124) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Melkebaren. Dark amber body with a medium sized tan head. Malty aroma with toffee and citric fruit. Nice smooth malt flavor, lots of malt with light coffee, some dry fruit and medium bitterness. Nice balanced body and some more pronounced bitterness in aftertaste. Decent and quite malty BIPA but a bit one dimensional after a while.
slowrunner77 (7272) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"no longer W10 but a 4 pack of pitch black bottled 3/11. citrusy and bitter hops atop some roasty black malt. not overly complex and no mouth watering character to it, but a decent representation of the style."
esp0r (2377) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Pours fairly dark brown, not even close to being black, with a creamy tanned head. Smell of roast, dust, hints of pine and citrus, but not very dominating hops in here. Moderate sweet, roast and toast, some tar, some light fruity elements like blackcurrant, quite drinkable. Moderate bitter, ash, resins and coffee. Not so revolutionary that the bottle says, but it’s quite ok
Pyrmir (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of sweet liquorice, roasted malt, creamy and thick. Taste is mellow, balanced, creamy, thick, medium hoppy and fairly bitter with big roasted notes. Nice