dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Capones. Poured a solid black body with about 60% of my initial pour being a super dense beige head that left gobs of lace and lasted the entire duration of the beer. Aroma of dark toast, bitter citrus, yellow grapefruit, spruce, touch of chocolate. Thinner body that feels a bit watery but is tempered by the strong carbonation and a solid bitter lingering finish. Flavor is much like the aroma and dominated by dark toast and bitter citrus with some dark chocolate, burnt coffee and yellow grapefruit. Very good but I wish the body was a bit thicker. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2012
from Erzbierschof - very dark brown almost black beer under a solid and long lasting creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; nicely hoppy with notes of red fruits and pine needles; quite full-bodied, creamy palate and fairly bitter; slightly dry and with a pretty long hoppy finish showing notes of licorice and resine DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours turbid black with big 3-finger brown head that is clingy as hell. Nose is heavy hops, earthy cacao, some yeasty funk. Tastes dry, with heavy resiny hops, cacao, some citrus, and a very IBU-laden bitter finish. visionthing (5287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 23, 2012
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Pours black with a small off-white head. Heavy hoppy aroma with grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, roasted malt and hints of coffee and chocolate. Sweet and slightly fruity with some roasty notes. Long grapefruit aftertaste with hints of darks chocolate. Full body and flavour. Very nice BIPA!
(2012-06-16) Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted earthy hop & alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
Ratman197 (14664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty pine finish. Arve_Christian (5111) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
On bottle from Ølbutikken.
Black color , brownish foam.
Integrated and distinct hops. Also roasted and coffee notes.
Full body & high complexity .
Very enjoyable JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. A thick velvety black with a huge, stable half finger beige head. Aroma is sweet citrusy hops and sweet roasted malty with hints of coffee and caramel malts. Taste is sweet roasted malts with a very bitter and dry finish, lots of alpha acids and roasted flavors. Medium body, oily to creamy texture. Reminds me of Beer Here Dark Hops, but not quite as complex. JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 6/7/12. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with piney and grassy hop notes. Bitter grassy hop flavor with equally bitter roastiness all the way to the end. Not bad, but could use a hair of finesse. mile (3932) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness and roasted malt, lots of grapefruit and piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and dryish flavor, lots of roasted malt - some burnt malt, piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dry, lots roasted malt - burnt malt, lots of sharp piney hoppyness. Huge amount of hoppyness - together with same amounts of roasted/burnt malt in the finish bitterness gets bit sharp. Anyway, well hopped (black)IPA.