brnandersen (4131) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
330 ml. bottle poured in to a tulip. Very dark colour, almost black with a big, beige head. Hoppy aroma with grapefruit, sweet tropical fruits and roasted malts, notes of licorice. Light to medium sweet before a nice, roasted bitterness kicks in. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Finishes bitter with roasted malts. Very nice black IPA. mile (4052) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and roasted malt with light tropical fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppynes. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, light tropical fruitiness, piney - citrus hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and roasted malt, piney - some citrus hoppyness. Nice one - could be drier/have less caramel, though.
Skinnyviking (9720) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
Courtesy of Rune. Bottle. Off-white high lasting creamy head. Very dark brown amost black body. Roasted malt coffee aroma with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden by the bitterness. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
I got kossed by Papsoe with this 330 ml. bottle. Thanks H! It pours a murky dark brown with a large tan head. The nose has a bit of light pine and anise. The flavor has some pumpernickel, rye, anise, and that pine note. A little maltier than most of the black IPAs I’ve tried, but I like it. It seems to move it a hair closer to a porter and that’s okay with me. Delightfully different. Ungstrup (38443) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a thick brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, hops, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.
gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
33 cl bottle thanks to Reza! (not on ratebeer) On April 20, 2012GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Laughed when I was told what "Kos" mean in the Persian language :D
Dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, licorice, ripe banana, some roasted notes scent, also a bit of alcohol. Sweet, creamy, licorice, alcohol, grainy taste. Bitter finish. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit salty, mineral and sweet licorice aftertaste.
330mL thanks to phredrik. Drank this in the middle of the road with some homeless people. Clear maroon pour with higher carbonation. Sheets of lace. Huge retention. Sticky malt nose with toffee and candies. Cheesy hops. Estery notes. A little dirty. Taste is bread, Irish oatmeal, roast, coffee, biscuit. Grapefruit, pith, pine, sap, resin. Lactic acid. Astringent maltiness. Some dirt, earth, and alcoholic heat. Mildly boozy. kappldav123 (6133) - GERMANY - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle looks interesting. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Dry-hoppy aroma. Starts the same, dry and hoppy. Modest bitter. Some fruity hints. Finish more and more stout-like, less dry, intense malty. Quite drinkable. Nice! Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
We were køssed like this during the Absalon tasting session, second day. 330ml bottle bought at Kihoskh and shared with Skinnyviking and KnutAlbert. Beige head that laces well. Coal black body. Smell of ashes, mid-sweet dark malts and liquorice. Fine flavour ingredients of grainy malts, caramel, liquorice with a backdrop of juicy malts. Malt-fruity endnotes with nice bitterness. A gently made black IPA (Copenhagen, hotel room 13.05.2012). anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice finish.