TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. It smells fruity and malty, vanilla and grapefruit. The medium large pale beige creamy head has a normal duration, the body is nearly black. The taste is bitter, grapefruit, very malty, quite strong taste of coffee. The body is very dry, medium strong with a lively carbonation. daniele (9063) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2011
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso tostato e luppolato citrico leggeremente fruttato in bocca buona secchezza inzio maltato tostato caffe poi una buona dose di luppolatura aromatica RasmusOtt (2758) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Aroma of pine, citrus, hops, grassy notes and you can feel the darker touch in there too. The taste add some roasted malts, coffee and light smoke character. Love the concept . yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle, from Ølkonsortiet. A dark brown beer, not all clear, and topped by a firm, finger-thick light beige head. The aroma has a light coffee, caramel aroma as well as piney, citrus peel hops. A bit weak maybe, but it suits the ABV quite well. Some residual sweetness, caramel and roasted malts. Coffee and a hint of metal. A good dash of citrus peel hops brings balance. Well, it’s on the hoppy, bitter side. Full body and quite smooth, although slightly high carbonated. Lasting bitter finish with a fine roasted addition. A beer that I would very much like to see in the stores in my area, it slides down very easily and is very tasteful. Ah, and very nice lacings. mile (3945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity, lots of piney + Nelson Sauvin hoppyness, light caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, lots of piney hoppyness, light roastiness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, lots of piney hoppyness witch gets little soapy and harsh. Nicely hopped 4,7% black IPA, really fine Nelson Sauvin in the aroma – although this lacks in the flavor (aroma and flavor not in balance). Interesting but not top-notch.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2011
500ml bottle (Bierkompass.de?)OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
7 Lovely hoppy aroma as it pours, fruity and crisp and exciting. Closer up, there’s a pleasant chocolateyness too. Pucker!
5 Looks beatiful, tremendously dark red, almost black, and a huge persistent frothy tan head.
7+ Lovely well-balanced taste. Plenty of toasty roast, hints of cocoa, and a lovely wave of new world hops delicately pop above that to crown it nicely.
4+ Refreshing palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish has a touch of the cocoa again, and again, a lovely subtle spicy zesty hopiness.
15 I’ll confess to having a quick peek at the ratings, and there was 3.6 after 3.6 after 3.6 - I was fully expecting a dull beer being robotically given good marks by homers or fanboys. Which was stupid really, considering who the brewer is. Anyone who only gave this 3.6 doesn’t like good beer! All in 4.7% - this is so well made. I raise a glass to Christian, may I get to taste many more.
0.5L bottle. Dark reddish brown and translucent, with a lacing near-white head. Soft, light chocolatey and toasted malt aroma, together with a significant tropical fruity and catty Nelson Sauvin hop aroma. Medium sweet, softly roasted and chocoltey malt flavor. Notes af licorice. Nice topical fruity and citrussy hop flavor. Distinct hop bitterness all the way. Well-bodied. Soft on the palate. Fruity bittering hops linger in the finish. Good stuff. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle.Pours dark brown with an off-white head.Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt and cat pea.Flavor is hoppy spruce with some malty notes.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.Very hoppy nice beer madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
14th December 2010. At the Euston Tap with Harrisoni. Bottle. Clear dark brown beer with a frothy off white head. Very piney nose. Very light airy palate. A light touch of dark malt with just a whisper of roastiness. Pney hops, mild. Finishes creamy and dry. Nicely joined up Black IPA. Fin (10536) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle from Beer Merchants, consumed at home 23.12.10 Pours black with a nice beige head. The flavour is initially plenty of chocolate there is hops but they are late to the party and whilst not offering a big hoppiness they are definately there and play there part well, some coffee also noted. This is the sort of beer that you can happily sip and barely notice it’s almost gone (which I did) very pleasant. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6