Slepkov (46) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Just finished 3 bottles at Pub St. Alexandre in Quebec City. Wonderful balance of hops and malt. Less hoppy than I would have expected for a microbrewed IPA, but almost just the right of hops for the beer in actuality. Wonderful. I would like a tad more bitterness, but the beer is not too sweet either. I am really looking forward to having more. myrda (110) - - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Torréfié, épices et levures au rendez-vous. Finale sèche et amère, reste longtemps au palais sans être trop prononcé ou désagréable. Bel équilibre des arômes malgré l?intense concentration de celles-ci AndySnow (7921) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, licorice. Bitter finish. bytemesis (8759) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Tap. THIS is a black IPA?? Pours opaque black with a small tan head and great lacing. Aroma is cigarettes, dark roasted malts, coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet, light bitter, leading to a bitter finish. However, bitterness with no accompanying flavors from hop alphas. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. I was prepared to like this as a porter. As a black IPA, MEH. Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Hoppy (but not very fruity), grassy, licorice, chocolate, ashes, lightly smoky. Bitter finish. Medium body. A bit oily mouthfeel.
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
Black bodied and tan stable head. Balanced aroma with coffee, roasted malts and fresh yeast combining grassy and forest hops. Mouth filling body, light tinteling palate and medium bitterness. Malts dominate the taste, but solid bitterness, that’s not too complex. Short, drinkable aftertaste. Nice brew. (12oz bottle from Bière Cultes) gramity (1675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours cola black with a head that fades to a ring, little bit of lacing. Nose is grassy and burnt. Aromas of grassy hops, some limited espresso bitterness. Tastes are light sweet and medium bitter. Light body with medium carbonation. Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Bottled. Pours black with a small light brown head. Smells abit hoppy, roasted malt, abit chocolate. Tastes clear bitter, grassy hoppy, abit roasted malt, abit creamy.
larsniclas (7144) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a small, beige head.
Licorice and some grassy hops in the aroma.
Salty licorice dominating in the flavour.
Low bitterness and a rather light body. pintbypint (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Draught at the Underground, 12oz glass. Blackish pour with deep mahogany tints. One finger of dark beige foam on top, sticky lacing. Cocoa in the aroma, lightly sweet. Taste has toasty malts, cocoa, grain, some leafy and grassy hop notes. Finish picks up on the cocoa and grassy bitterness, lingering grainy toasty malts with some roast notes. Feeling more of a hoppy porter vibe here, it is a nice brew though.