Taboada (2007) - Compostela (Galiza), SPAIN - MAY 4, 2018
330mml. as part of the European Local Swap 1/2018, many thanks rosenbergh for this one. Tasted on the 18/04/2018 at home. Dark brown colour with a medium size tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, ashes and coffee beans. Taste is burnt malts, burnt coffee beans, liquorice and ash. Slightly bitter and roasty finish. Next one please! Kauge (2322) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 Bottle. Black with ruby glare. Light beige head. Lace not very sticky, kinda ugly. Cat peey resiny super fruity and roasty, exactly the way I like my BIPAs. On the nose there’s also this slight creamy hint. Considerably bitter, silky and light on the palate, a bit of finishing harshness from the resiny hops.
Psytron (2841) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Edit. Another try, BB 17.08.2018 - I think it's the same batch as before. I stand by my words, except for the 'slightly creamy' hint on the nose. Good stuff.
Smell of hops. Cola / deep red colour, very high brown head. Aroma of hops, spruce, some ash in finish. Barbed flavour. Flat carbon, somewhat dry palate. Very bitter. rosenbergh (12309) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at the SOPP 2017, Tampere, Finland.
Dark reddish brown color with a medium size light tan head.
Roasted malt, dryness, mild bitterness and licorice in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, ash, dryness, licorice, salt and some hoppy bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone VastActiv (8810) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle at home, Nivala. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, hops and roasted malts. Pretty good.
TET (3500) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
A colablack beer, a head is big and beige. Aroma has roastiness of coffee, liquirice, fruitness and some pine, balanced. Taste has strong roastiness and coffee, only some fruitness. Medium bitterness.Medium bodied. Black IPA from the dark side. jookos (7453) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
bottle, arkadia. black. did it wrong - opened & poured, got caught in something else, came back 30min later. ..so I assume I missed any initial fruity hop punch, right now it’s all piney roasty, but with a nice intensity. ..which does present quality, for a beer sitting idle this long. anyways, pine light green citrussy, light metallic notes. roasty, not totally dry ashy, but thereabout. med bodied, light rubbery roasty. thought it would be harsh bitter roasty, turns out kinda nicely finishing, deep, flavourful. liking it. not massively, but could well have another. theres a slight sweet milkychocolate thing far in the finish that kinda lures one for another sip. and one after that. mjs (8108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 12-11-17, from Alko Arkadia, 20170310) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and nearly white. Aroma had burnt malts, liquorice and ash. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, sweetness, liquorice, rubber, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, burnt and bitter. A confusing burnt and hoppy brew. TBone (19861) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Bottled 330ml (Alko web)oh6gdx (26486) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Dark ruby color, good beige head. Toasted aroma has some fruity hoppyness and yeast. Medium-bodied. Quite piney hoppy flavor over toasted malty backbone. Lingering piney bitterness. Hop head BIPA. Decent.
Panimojuhlat 2017. Black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is mild toasted notes, some fruity and floral notes along with a slight liquorice notes (probably from the hop varieties blended together). Flavour is fruity, floral, some mild liquorice, a bit toasted notes as well as some sweet malts and ripe fruits.