Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Pours a clear, warm, reddish brown with a light brown head. Very fresh, peachy aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel but otherwise completely dominated by peachy hop notes that also leave a massive bitterness. An exciting one. 021107 Leighton (22297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours rich black with a creamy, dense tan head. Big dirty hop character. Good roast and dirt in the nose, some aggressive citrus and pine. Flavor is medium sweet, plenty of roasted malts, earthy, dirty and resiny bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finish is sticky, more dirt and pine, lingering earth and burnt wood. Excellent beer. Rasmus40 (21822) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus and peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300912 chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2010
Sample at the Rake, Southwark, July 2009. Very dark colour. Seemed just like a big IPA, but dark. At the time I wrote “nice but unnecessary”, suggesting that the darker elements didn’t really bring anything extra to the party. But, since then I have tried a few more dark IPA style beers (even if they are defined as an American Strong) and been very impressed by a couple. So perhaps I didn’t really “get” the concept at the time I tried this one. Or perhaps it really didn’t benefit from the darker rendition. Either way, I need to revisit this beer. Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Gelungene Mischung zwischen Hopfen und Malz, die den Antrunk gleichermaßen für sich beanspruchen. Rund, der Hopfen setzt sich nach und nach durch. Dabei ist das Schokoladenmalz noch im Hintergrund schmeckbar. 12/12/11/9//11
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-21, 9-5-9-5-18=46Theydon_Bois (20602) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Dark chestnut color, very big head. Powerful American hop aroma, resiny and fruity. Good body strength, with a strong caramel flavor, some chocolate, sweetness, extreme hopping. Not much poetry about it, just a war tale, and I like it!
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Dark mahogany color; thin creamy head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity (sweet nuts, bitter oranges...). Good body strength, very strong caramel and malt flavor, it would be sweet but it’s overwhelmed by the extreme and aromatic hopping. Great.
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave L’s, PA - 27/05/12.
Black with a small mocha head.
Pine, citrus, hops, a little chocoalte on the nose.
Juicy hop flavour - slighthly floral, pine, chocolate backdrop.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
One of the better black IPA’ s on the market. saxo (19370) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, flowers and has a long heavy bitter finish. harrisoni (19310) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle from The Rake. Bite Hat Moon said Sim. Black with a beige head. Some alcohol on aroma. Some coffee and intense roasted malts. Very good mouth, very roasty indeed. Lovely roasted smooth beer. Nice beer. Lovely, great balance. Hops are good, but settled down. Lovely mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark brown / black. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, burnt flavours, caramel and oak. Flavour is much the same. Awesome beer.