Leighton (19531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black with a lustrous, tan foam head. Some yeast and toasty dough in the nose. Some spicy florals. Medium sweet flavor with burnt earth and grass, mild yeast, light smoke. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Roasted malt finish, some oily cocoa, light alcohol, fair bitterness, a bit of grapefruit. So so.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, hoppy with metallic notes, grassy, some fruits. Hoppy flavor, grassy, metal, chocolate, cocoa notes, some fruits. Bitter metal finish.
Rasmus40 (18359) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth and oily. 110512
Beerhunter111 (18065) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, reifes Obst, röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack nach Kaffee, Schokolade, Vanillle, dann wird es leicht hopfig, bitter, im Nachtrunk dann wieder sehr schokoladig, Kaffee.
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, big thanks to James for a CDA tick, 23/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark malts, floral notes, bitter fruits, earthy hop tones.
Taste comprises light pine, tropical fruit, faint cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure.
Ok, a little underwhelming though for the style.
yngwie (16713) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. It pours a very dark brown body and a dense, finger-thick dark beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, some licorice blends in, and also a light hoppyness. Roasted flavor with some licorice, a touch of caramel sauce and some bitterness. Full-bodied, dry and pleasantly carbonated with roasted malts and some bitterness in the finish. It’s a really nice one, but far from being a Black IPA or whatever you choose to call it. I’d say stout instead. And one more please. 120511
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown in color with a tall tan head. Rather roasted malt and chocolate forward aroma. Lots of coffee, earthy and floral hops, mild citrus, and sweet toffee. There’s a decent bitterness to the flavor along with plenty of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Big roasted malt and chocolate flavors, pretty heavy on the coffee as well.
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour with bubbly head. Quite toasty and roasty, more stoutlike than most exapmles. Has nice roastiness and lots of hop. Good beer, assertive and balanced.
chrisv10 (16029) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Black with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hops, little dry, little grapefruits, little liquorice and medium bitter.
Dedollewaitor (15731) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Roasted nose and flavor. Caramel, roast and bitter juicy hops benath. Smooth. Nice.