Leighton (21477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle at Camdern BrewDog, thanks to Ken. Pours thick brown with a foamy, beige head. Chocolatey roasted malt aroma with some pine. Very sweet flavor, some booze, pine, light cocoa and earth. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, moderate roast linger, piney bitters, dark sugars, booze, huge sweetness, mild brownies, faint burnt wood. Big, big beer. Good stuff. Rasmus40 (21167) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and rather hoppy - spicy and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth and soft. 271211 fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’sKoelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Black color, with large beige head, compact. Aroma of roasted malts and resiny hops, strong. Good mouthfeel, full bodied, with strong and very good flavor of roasted malts, some dark chocolate, compounded by a sharp bitterness, with piney edges, and light liquorice and coffee.
A classic way of brewing, very good.
Angenehmer Hopfenantrunk, blumig aber hier bereits trocken. Sehr würzig und grasig, ausgewogen, gelungen. Zum Ende Citrus, zu trocken, wenig schokoladig. /11/12/12//12
Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Keg at Wicked Weed Funkatorium, Asheville, 17/02/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is bitter roast, spice, charr, earthy bitter streak, dirt, earthy hop presence.
Taste comprises dank hop tones, charr, spice, pine needle, booze tunes, light cocoa strains.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so for style and ABV in terms of depth of character. Glad to have tried this one but me thinks it’s sat around way too long!
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Black beer with a nice brown head. Hoppy aroma, licorice, roasted, some fruits, some pine needles notes. Hoppy licorice flavor, grassy, metallic, some hay, some fruits. Hoppy finish. Very nice and refreshing.
saxo (18761) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, caramel, roast malt, chocolate and hops. mcberko (18065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso and intense citrusy hops. Flavour is a beautiful balance between resinous hops and espresso malt, with caramel / toffee, a little licorice and a noticeable ABV kick. Wonderful harsh black IPA - definitely a slow sipper. TBone (17684) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2012
Bottled 0,65l (Beer Hunters)chrisv10 (17614) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Dark black color, good brown head, lace. American hoppy aroma, grass, some toasted notes. Full-bodied! Roasted malts, American hops, pine needles, resin, some sweet notes. Quite a lot alcohol. Lingering sweet pine needly aftertaste.
Bottle. Black with medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus, and pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, hops, citrus, pine, grass and bitter.