HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
Lovely hoppy aroma. Black with solid head about 2 cm. Bitter taste, long after taste that is felt far back and on the sides of the tongue. Overall a wonderful beer. SeniorZozo (1576) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
malty nose, with a hoppy hint. taste mainly malty, short bitter finish. medium body, average carbonation. Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, full sized creamy light brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, fruityness, mango, pine, pineapple, tropical fruits, slightly melon and peach. I miss roastyness, it’s lovely, but I want roastyness mixed with hoppyness in a Black IPA. Nevertheless, lovely aroma. Taste is malts, lots of hops, perfect bitterness, nicely fruity. Oh a lovely lovely beer, but imo this is not a blavk IPA, because it doesn’t have enough roasted malts. The thing is, I really love this beer and actually don’t want to say anything bad about it. It’s absolutely delicious, but as a black IPA, imo it misses roastyness. Still, don’t leave it in the store, delicious stuff!! SwiatPiwa (8) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
300 ml bottle
Great black colour, huge creamy beige, very stable head, light carbonation. Aroma of pine, mango, pineapple, resin, grapefruit, some roasted malty aroma.
Taste is malts, fruity hops, liquorice. That’s very refreshing beer, perfectly balanced. Cunningham (8526) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
Here comes a happy rating. Because this was spot on for my likings. Solid perfect Black IPA. Smooth balanced and tasty like a little horny devil. Complex and rich aroma and flavor. Nothing to dominant. Solid lasting beige head on top of a black body. Grapefruit hoppy, some pine, balanced coffee, some chocolate, mild roasted and a fine tropical fruity back. I want more!
ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2014
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Picked this bottle up half price at Bierkoning in Amsterdam in 2014. Expired, but still exceptional. Pine crispness with some impressive roasted character.