chrisv10 (17796) - DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle @ FOneFan, 8%. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, coffee, medium sweet, little burned and medium bitter. rarbring (2295) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Aroma: Dark fruits, red berries, coffee and dark chocolate. Some roasted grains and smoke.olsvammel (7249) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Appearance: A dark dark brown brew, a tan high head with good lacing
Taste: Black rye bread, bramble marmalade, dried figs, coffee and soy sauce.
Palate: Low carbonation, sticky, big body and a coarse dry finish.
Overall: A very dark and rather harsh brew, not for the faint hearted.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2012-09-07.
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Sample at a tasting. It poured a very dark brown liquid with a brown head. Fresh hoppy smell with lots of tropical fruits. Similar taste but it’s paired up with a roasted bitterness and some dark malts. Nice BIPA. Edit: Tried this again (batch 381) and it lacked hop aroma quite allot. Lowered the score a bit to something inbetween the first and the second tasting. finol (3428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours black with a big tan head.
Aroma like a hoppy IS.
Taste of rosted malt, dark chcolate, oranges and some red currant. kryon (3607) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Pours dark eith low to no off white head
Aromas of black malts, coffee, dark fruits
Nice bitter and malty taste. Some chocolate and coffee hints of liqourise. A bit watery, medium body, medium bitterness
Overall quite good beer
Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2012
330ml bottle. Pitch black color, medium size tan head, stays. Coffee, licorice, malty, roasted and some hops in aroma. Hops, coffee, milky, some nice bitterness in flavor. Smooth and very easy to drink. olio (10374) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
33 cl bottle.lusikka (7814) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, hops, caramel, malts and some pine needles. Flavor of hops, fruits, some ashy chocolate, mild caramel, licorice, dark toasted malts and some orange. Very nice aroma, but the taste is quite not equal. Nice though.
330 ml bottle.Maesta (9) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, English toffee and some herbal notes. Flavour of roasted malts, grassy hops with some floral notes, raisins, salty licorice, dark chocolate and some bready notes. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, quite bitter finish with mild fruitiness. A good black IPA.
Black color. Light grey, quickly disappearing head. A bit poor aroma with malty influences. Deep palate with chocolate, cofee and liqurace tones. Good beer overall. pilsnerrogge (2961) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
Pours black with a large and thick head.
Aroma is hops, biscuts, licorice, dark currants and a little bit of smoke.
Hoppy and bitter flavour with notes of dark currants, pine and shampoo leading to a long and warming finish.