Nickls (2617) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Nearly black color with a light tan head that goes quickly. Straightforwar grapefruit hops with some citrus and darker fruit notes and light chocolate in the aroma. More toasty in the taste, but certainly remains hop-forward with berries and grapefruit...finishing with light burnt chocolate. Slick with OK carbonation. Grima (2511) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2011
In the glass, black as night, with lots of brown foam. Smells very aroma hoppy, Cascade, also slightly like dark malts and caramel. The beer starts with a heavy malt body, roasting coffee-bitter, with a wonderful aroma hops in the background, which increase more and more, by time. The finish turns out again very strong to dark malts, slightly bitter, with strong aromas of roasted coffee. Terrific beer! TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle (purchased in Aust, drunk in NZ). Delicious dark chocolate on both the nose and the palate. The tropical fruit from the hops isn’t overpowering but does a great job of lifting the overall flavour. A more subtle ’Black IPA’ that most these days, and all the better for it. Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2011
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Clear. Tall light fluffy beige head that clings to the glass. Bold hoppy aroma with notes of licorice. Ashy aroma. Peppery and minty flavours. Licorice flavours. Medium body. Grassy hop flavours. A really strange beer, which reminds me of liquid sweet licorice mixed with grassy hops. Very flavourful for a beer this low in alcohol. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Dark brown with an average amount of off white head. Hoppy spruce, chocolate, caramel, licorice aroma. Some fruit on the background. Bitter. roasted malts, spruce, chocolate flavour. Soft carbonation and dry after feel. Surprisingly full bodied for a 4,7% beer.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Poured a deep dark brown colour with a generous tan head. Enticing nose of piney hop, citrus, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavour was a decent mix of roasted malt, citrus and some well judged hop bitterness. Considering its strength there is a lot packed in here. This black cat is more than welcome to cross my path any time. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2010
50 cl bottle at home, bought at ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. Dark brown color, very nice beige head. Aroma is Nelson Suavin hops and dark malt. Flavor is dark and roasted malt, hint of liqourice, fine medium bitterness, medium sweetness. A very nice beer at 4,7%. Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Haze dark Brown. Medium foam and body. Aromas of caramel- citrus but more on the cereal side. Mild sweet dry-bitter finish. Liked the fat cat better. TaxiDriver (1847) - 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. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Beermerchants.com. A real mix of styles. Deeply dark red, the expectation is malty, but the reality is a strong, grassy, resinous bitter. Very aromatic, with subtle softness on the tongue and a pleasant grapefruit finish - a slight lemon tartness lingers around and some caramel appears late on. Excellent.