Franzen (692) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2018
Smoked charceturies, roasted, Chocolate, coffe. Good bitterness. All in all a good example of the style. Bov (13553) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2018
courtesy of Nisse666 - dark brown beer with a beige foam left; toasted biscuity aroma, fair hoppy nose of red fruits, molasses; creamy palate, full-bodied, light sweet, earthy and fairly bitter, quite dry, toasted biscuity, caramelish and hoppy red fruity finish ansalon (4323) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Pours black with a fairly larfe light tan head. Aromas of peach, apricot, roasted malt, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste is quite fruity and roasted with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A really nice black IPA. Maakun (7100) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle at home. Almost black with thick light brown head, looks promising! Quite some roast with light ash and licorice. Sweet malts, light bread crust, fresh dank and grassy hops. Quite some grapefruit too. It's quite toasty bitter and dry with light sweetness. Medium bodied with dry finish and bit fizzy carbonation. Good classic black IPA but maybe slightly too dry in the finish. jesperhammer (5067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2017
06-AUG-2017, bottle @home, from Systembolaget Nordstan Göteborg.
Black with a lasting, tan head.
Aroma is roast and hops.
Taste is grape fruit, roast, coffee, caramel, pine. Very very bitter, dry, medium+ body. Not a perfect balance between roast and hops. More to the hoppy and bitter side but still a quite impressive drink.
gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget Olskroken, Göteborg. Sampled on June 8, 2017.Cunningham (8676) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2017
Black color with some brown shining through, tan to light brown nice head, plenty of lacing. Hoppy, citrus, malty scent. Bitter, hoppy, pith, husky, harsh taste. Harsh, dry, bitter, alcohol aftertaste. Medium big a bit smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Not only is the bitterness higher than I personally want, it feels accentuated by being husky and harsh.
Coal black color with a fine thick beige head. Nice lacing. Looks great and inviting. Good intensity in the aroma with a fine hop profile. Medium + body and a smooth carbonation leve. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Long lasting flavor and a semi dry ending. Coffee, roast, grapefruit hoppy, pine and fruity flavor. Solid stuff!Singularity (6433) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
Bottle sample at Uppsala B&W. Black with tan head. Aroma has liquorice, roasted notes, tar and slight leather along with mainly piney hops. Taste is similar, liquorice and pine dominates, citrus, grapefruit and light caramel is there aswell. Hoppy_Luke (2163) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Black IPA prosto ze Szwecji ma niemal czarną barwę i beżową, nieco dziurawą pianę. Aromat intensywny, mocno palony, żywiczny, owocowy. W smaku również sporo paloności, trochę cytrusów, kawy i nut leśnych. Piwo jest bardzo wyraziste w smaku, ma fajną, intensywną, ziołową goryczkę. Wysycenie średnie. Bardzo solidna black IPA! beer-yum (2041) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2017
Big aroma with fruit, malt, and vanilla in a jet black pour. Hop forward balance with a similar body of fruity malt and vanilla. Finish is much the same - with a hint of alcohol. A definitely different BIPA - but in a good way.