yngwie (17038) - 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. 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. hawthorne00 (3904) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle 9C. Dark brown with an inch of beige head. Very fruity aroma with gooseberries, grass clippings, lychees and darkish caramel. Thinnish body. Taste has a little burnt malt, chocolate, licorice and the mentioned fruit. Fruity finish with growing roasted bitterness. As usual with sort of thing some of the hop aromatics are somewhat obscured, but in this case the fruity bits of the Kiwi hops remain whilst ironically the cat’s piss / cleaning fluid is mostly buried. MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2011
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Fruity and slightly piney hoppy aroma with notes of exotic fruits and a present dark malty touch, including notes of mocha and liquorice. Bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dark malty start with a tinge of coffee and liquorice, taken over by fruity and slightly piney/resiny hops from the middle part; bitter-sweet and moderately dry finish with lingering hoppy notes. 06.IV.11 pivnizub (10569) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle: Hazy, deep amber coloured, almost black, medium-sized - quite stable - lacy beige head; exotic fruits and piney hops in the nose, backed by a touch of roasted malt (almost smokey); moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, pretty soft; lingering fruity (pineapples) and piney-hoppy finish with some dry toasted malt in the aftertaste. Just good.....
Koelschtrinker (20220) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Dezenter Malzantrunk mit deutlichen blumigen Hopfenaromen, die aufeinander aufbauen und hervorragend mit dem nur äußerst dezent röstigen Malz harmonieren. Im Mittelteil erhöht sich die Vollmundigkeit, der Hopfen bildet bittere Hintergrundnoten aus. Nun wird das Bier trockener, was sich aber noch im Rahmen hält. Kaum süß, das Hopfenaroma ist weitestgehend in Bitterkeit umgeschlagen. Ausgeglichenes, absolut gelungenes Bier – und das bei 4,7%! 12/11/11/12/11/11
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with dense dark tan coloured head. Nice lacing. Initial aromas are dominated by tropical fruit aromas of the hops. The very quickly give way to some rainy pine, roasted grain, a little light chocolate and perhaps a hint of skunkiness. Flavours show of the grain nicely with plenty of roast astringency and some hope bitterness coming through on the finish. Medium mouth feel Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Roasted malts on the nose with some coffee. Taste includes mostly chocolate and some coffee with a hint of some hoppyness. Pretty impressive beer that lacks a little body and some flavour but quite sessionable. I am happy I bought two of these. olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
50 cl bottle.yespr (44793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Originally rated on 20101217.
Pours black color with a medium head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, hops, fruits and some cocoa notes. Flavor of roasted malts, dark fruits, hops and chocolate. Good black ipa but nothing special.
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small orange glare with a small off-white head. Aroma is distinct citrusy and grassy to grapefruity hoppy. Roasted malty, distinct fruity and bitter. Bitter, citrusy and slight herbal hoppy finish.