lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2012
355 ml bottle.mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours a black colour with a beige brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, raisins and hops. Flavour of roasted malts, raisins, toffee, very bitter hops, stinging wood, leather and dark chocolate. Some mellow honey-like sweetness as well. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, bitter and roasty finish with warming alcohol. A heavy Black IPA, smooth and very enjoyable.
bottle. pours light black with gorgeous white head. aroma of sweet hops. taste is slight roasty with lots of sweet honey tiong (7516) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
355ml bottle @ Craft Beer Co., LondonBVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Pours pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, wood, fruits, honey and syrup. Lovely taste starts out slightly sweet and fruity but finishes roasty with wooden notes. Hints of bitterness, honey and smoke as well. Extremely well balanced and tasty.
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Extremely dark and viscous pour with a brown head. Big nose of oak, roast, honey, and resin hop. Taste is similar, palate is full. Spectacular brew! olio (10471) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
50 cl bottle.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Rated on 20110312.
Pours black color with small head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, caramel, malts and grass. Flavor of caramel malts, fruists and mild chocolate notes.
Pours black, with an offwhite head.
Smells of malt, honey, and citrus hops. Flavors include soy, honey, coffee
Tastes excessively sweet, salty, and contains a medium bitterness -- an imperfect blend of the two that has my palate reeling, but ultimately is still pleasant.
Medium bodied, oily texture. Finishes somewhat dry, and peppery. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Bottled 355ml. Pitch black with a creamy deep beige head. Faint boletus in the nose. Niaouli, soy sauce, wood, caramel, strong coffee, alcohol and resinous hops throughout. Great balance. Smooth and complex. Full bodied. Strong bitterness. Impressive malt back. Peppery and warming on the swallow. The finish is very bitter, reminiscent of caramel, wood, nasturcium and citrusy hops. Interesting and quite delicious. I enjoyed this beer a little more than the either version perhaps. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
lack with a tan edge and a decenty retaining tan creamy head.
More roasted malt, dark chocolate, and espresso than ‘Either,’ with a little less milk creaminess in the nose.
The flavor starts with a light milk creaminess and sweetness, then it gets progressively darker and more bitter. Roasted malt and chocolate wander in, with some a bit of pine in the back. More malty than Either for sure.
The body is full, as is Either. The high ABV also hides.
A little bit better than Either I think. S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours black with a minimal tan head. Aroma in more of raisins than EITHER. Also has aromas of molasses, honey, and cedar. Taste is tobacco, thick roasted malt, and leather. In my opinion - not as good as EITHER. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
My bottle [12oz] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o Glouglouburp. Dec. 13, 2011. Pours a very dark brown with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, resiny hops, chocolate and dark fruit. Flavour of roasted malt, lots of resiny hops, some dark fruit,a touch of alcohol and a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. I loved both this and the "Either", great stuff.