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Brewed by Nilkko Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Mäntyharju, Finland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.5
rosenbergh (12492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2018
Draft at the Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland. Enjoyed on June 2 2018.
Black color with a big light brown head. Roasted malt, hops, bitterness and licorice. What a nice surprise! Enjoyable.

3.1
visionthing (5859) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2018
33cl bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki. Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a fairly large, but not too lasting beige head. Roasty and hoppy aroma with notes of licorice, pine, dark fruits and hints of herbs. Moderate to medium sweet with medium flavour intensity and bitterness. Quite okay.

3.5
Psytron (2955) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 27, 2018
Smell of ash, hops. Black colour, dark brown head. Aroma of ash, hops, roasted malt in finish. Some vegetables also. Lively carbon. Bitter. Ashy dry palate. Nicely balanced Black IPA, best so far from Nilkko.

3.2
mice (1249) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2018
Cola color, cloudy stable head. Aroma has pine, wood, ashes and roasted. Taste has wood and pine, some burnt ashes, dry and bitter. Quite good, but could be a bit more strong.

3.6
laiti (8723) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2018
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 07/2018. Aroma has nice licorice and ashy tones. Flavour has licorice, ash, some hoppy tones and mild tobacco notes. Also faint traces of vegetables. A balanced black ipa; not too hoppy and gives also room for the roasted notes. A bit too ashy though.

2.6
VastActiv (8942) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2018
Tap at HBF2018, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Some chocolate and roasted malts. Weak. Not much black IPA elements.

2.9
olio (11213) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2018
33 cl bottle. BBE 08/2018.
Pours dark brown color with a large beige head. Aroma is slightly burnt, earthy, some malty notes, subtle fruity tones, faint hops. Flavor is also burnt malty, subtle bitterness, ash, earthy and spicy notes. Feels a bit unbalanced and not very enjoyable either, a bit stuffy.
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3.1
jookos (7508) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2018
Bottle. Black. Roasty, pretty nice, some woody dark ashy, piney. Light med. Bit thin flavoured, med bittery finish. Green pine, light dark chocolate in flavour, but slightly watery feeling. Clean made, ok in that sense. Would expect more of a 5.5 ale.

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2.5
TBone (20025) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2018
Bottled 330ml
TERVEISIÄ HANNULLE! Dark brown colour, small brownish head. Toasted, fruity but also unclean milkyness. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, some citric hops, milkyness. Tolerable but unfortunately has some unclean notes.

3.1
Hermod (9803) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2018
33cl bottle @ Vasa tasting. Thanks to Hanniku. Poured cola brown color with a thin white head. Roasted malty, light woody aroma. Flavor has some chocolate, light wood and licorice. Hoppy finish.


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