JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. Reddish brown with a small beige head. Sweet caramel nose, light roast, wine gum, hops. Flavor is roasted malty, not quite as sweet as nose suggested. Sugary texture, though. medium to full body. Herbal, piney dry hoppy finish. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
1 L bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Light breadish malty. Toffee malty, bitter and light herbal. Dry and toastedmalty into a bitter and dry finish. Ungstrup (37581) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, caramel, and citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and citrus fruits, leading to a bitter finish. AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
Brun/röd i färgen med litet offwhite skum. Doftar dadlar, söt mörk malt, svarta vinbär, sötare soya. Smakar söt malt, sött rågbröd, svarta vinbär, grä, hö, träkaraktär. Torr och söt avslutning madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. dense brown head. fluffy light brown head. aroma: caramel, herbs, spice. Flavour: caramel, dust, frutis. medium bodied. ends sweet and fruity with a herbal bitterness.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy orangey brown with a beige head. Vanilla and subtle roast in the nose. Medium body, subtle unclean roast, some vanilla with a bitter finish. Lacks crispiness - sort of a Stout with extra hops which is not my idea of a Black IPA. 250213 fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
2013-02-24, bottle from Central City Liquors, Surrey, 6-4-7-4-13=34
Dark brown color with medium sized compact head. Aroma of dark caramel, with some roasted malt, and dirty water. The body is lean, the mouthfeel is quite dry, with strong flavor of roasted malts, some dusty feeling, strong bitterness, enough hop resins.
Hard brew, I enjoyed it more on draught.
2012-12-31, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 6-4-8-4-14=36
Black color, with brown hue; small creamy head. The aroma of roasted malt is quite dusty too. Lean mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, very good, not excessive, yet dry, with some nice black coffee, and vibrant hopping, bitter and partially resiny. Long final.
1L swingtop bottle pours a deep amber color with a 2 and a half finger of off-white head that settles quite quickly and reveals some nice lacing rings. Aroma is citrusy with some roasted grains and caramel. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some roasted grain and citrusy bitterness. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. This one is right up there with the best CDA’s that I have sampled to date. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Single bottle purchased from Signature Liqour Store in Kelowna, BC on 06/28/2012. Colour: Deep dark brown with traces of red and low creamy light brown head. Nose: Heavily roasted malt wrapped in red liqourice. Dark roast ethiopian coffee beans. Touch of vegetable...like eggplant. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. There is a sour-soother like sourness throughout. The roasted malt is ever-present and again lingering coffee on the finish. Just couldn’t find balance here as hard as I tried. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Pours dark brown with a nice airy cap. Light lacing. Smells of roasted nut, vanilla, citrusy hops. Taste is coffee, soy, leafy, and gentle hops. While this is a re-tasting, this CDA is still weak. Not much memorable palate.