mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l - ABV 7.7% - Brygget 21/05/12 - BB 21/05/14 - Batch 476, at Ølhuset Stockholm, Helsinki, 20140417) A gusher. The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was large, lightly brown and it lasted long. Aroma had liquorice, burnt malts and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, hops, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, smoky and bitter. If they call a beer an IPA I’d excpect the hops to be the most dominating component but here the burnt flavours and scents were overwhelming. A thin Imperial Stout. Bygers (1184) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a black colour with a big fluffy brown head and tons of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet dried fruity aromas and smoke. Taste is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet fruits and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is dry, moderate carbonation and a balanced bitterness throughout.
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500ml bottle (0lhus Stockholm, Helsinki)VastActiv (7592) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Nice smokey aroma. Dry and tarry. Nice dark colour, large tight persistent tan head. Nice drinkable palate, gentle carbonation, softness almost like a real ale stout. Nice smoked malts. Hops slightly metallic after that rich body, but nice. Fortunately not too agressive, even though it’s potent in every aspect.
Bottle 0.5l at Ölhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Batch nr: 476. Brygget 21/05/12. Best Before: 21/05/14. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, chocolate, some coffee, some hops and roasted malts. Could be softer. Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, fruchtig hopig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig bitter.
AgentAle (1812) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness with some slight bitter notes. There is some smokimess aswell. Taste a rich maltiness off the bat that finishes richly. Tje smokiness is there and it finishes with a nice bitterness. Dark body with a creamy head that retains well. yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Bottle. At Patricks. A very dark brown beer topped by a beige head. The aroma has a smoked touch, with an almost chocolate-ish maltyness. Piney, fruity hops in the background, I think they could get more focus. The flavor is lighlty sweet, with a pleasant hoppyness to deal with it, but mostly it’s bittering hops. Chocolate hints, cold coffee, roasted malts and some almost meaty smoke too. Full-bodied and perhaps a bit too carbonated. Roasted, coffeeish end with a decent bitterness. Another nice and tasteful beer from Haandbryggeriet. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15. 120315Ferris (16520) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. A lightly unclear, dark reddish brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma has a dominating chocolate scent, with coffee, roasted notes and a faint bacon-like smoke touch. It lacks a bit on the hops I think, but it works perfectly fine as a porter or something like that. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, some piney and citrusy hops, but it’s the chocolatey, bacon-smoked and lightly roasted malts that dominates here as well. It’s full-bodied and faintly warming, sort of sweetish on the palate, and with a nice carbonation level. Lasting roasted and smoked chocolate finish. There’s not much IPA-ishness going on here, but it’s sure a pleasant and tasteful beer. Quality ice cream or mature semi-hard cheese would be a fine pairing I guess. 140506
Bottle - Dark fruit, roast malts, smoke and aromatic pine hops. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet dark malts, piney hops with a nice smokey finish. As a smoked beer lover who loves IPA’s this is fantastic. It just ticks all the boxes. Great aromatics, sweet malty goodness, a dash of hops and smoke. Very nice. al53 (96) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Brygget 21/5/12.
Hazy dark brown/black. HUGE lasting and lacing foam.
Aroma is sour, roasted malt,smoke,ash, dark fruits and hint of liquorice.
Taste is dry roasted malts, coffee beans, hops, dark chocolate, dark fruits
Medium, creamy bodied.
Espresso like roasted, very dry, ashy and bitter finish.
Suprisingly smoky and dry. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Hunters, Pori. Quite much black colour with a huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is sour wood, mild roasted and toasted notes along with some floral hops. Flavour is ashes, fruits, some tart wood along with mild bitterness to it. Wellbalanced and surprisingly nice for a India Black...