ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled from a 12 oz. bottle labeled Series 924 (May 8, 2012), which pours a dense, dark brown/black liquid with a short tan head that leaves good lacing. Smoky malt and spruce hop aromas dominate the nose, particularly when the beer approaches room temperature. The initial roasted malt and lightly sweet palate flavor profile quickly gives way to strong bittering hops and enhanced ABV (6.25%) that produce a dry, long lasting finish. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors peak through briefly in mid-palate. Good beer.
Beer4000 (4541) - 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 (5986) - 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 (2018) - 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 (3445) - 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
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing down the glass. Looks ok. Ok aroma, but not as I really like my BIPA. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild hoppy. Fine body, and a fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation. Quite ok flavor, but wish it was more powerful. Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild grapefruit hoppy.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
Cuso (4790) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de.Dark chestnut brown color with medium thick beige head. Nice aroma of grapefruit hops with resin and pines. Taste, dark malt followed by nice piney hops. Medium long piney hoppy bitter finish. Tasty beer.
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some light hops underneath. Bitter hops at the start of the flavor with a roasted coffee middle and a bitter hop aftertaste. Mediocre.
tricksta_p (1200) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, some fruits, some coffee, hops. Flavour is malty, roasty and light hoppy, with a moderate to medium bitter and roasty finish. Body is medium, not quite full. Nice Black IPA.
Saeglopur (374) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body, with a small, creamy, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, citrus, berries. Tastes of chocolate, wood, coffee, citrus, orange, some dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, roasty, with chocolate, coffee and citrus. Nice one. Nothing special, but well balanced, quaffable, with nice dark malt and citric notes.
martin00sr (737) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, dark brown. Frothy, light tan head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Mellow, hoppy flavour. Chocolate. Not bad at all.