GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery in VA thanks to Terry et al. Pours clear, deep red with a smaller tan head. Good retention. Nose is piney, citrus, sharp grapefruit pith. Taste is quite orange and grapefruit peel bitter almost like Black IPA with quenching citrus character. No roast which is nice despite the SRM. Actually some muted bacon and truffle. Rich and gamey. Lovely.
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olio (9948) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours dark red color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, mild malts, some spices and dark berries. Flavour of dark berries, ripe hoppy fruits, mild malts and some grass. Decent.
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, syrup and some caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, bitter floral hops, syrup and cocoa. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a long bitter finish. Tangy apple in the finish as well. Good stuff.
PhillyCraft (6909) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. poured a dark color with nice lacing and a small head. Aromas of squeazed lime juice, windex, hops, pine, numerous fruits. Taste was comparable to aroma but a little roastier and ashy on tongue. Other notes of fatty duck, and peppercorn, Very good black ipa. Super soft mouth.
kappldav123 (6069) - GERMANY - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC2012. Beer in the glass deep golden, small head. Fruity sweet aroma. Starts dry-hoppy, more and more fruity, hints of apricot. Finish qith some salty notes. All in all well balanced. Not bad!
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, peach and light grapefruit. Flavour is roasted malt, flower, citrus, peach and light coffee.
_angst_ (4778) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours dark wooden brown with a small brownish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and malty with dark bread, pine, flower nectar, toasted malts and orange zest. Taste is sweet and bitter with dark bread, roasted malts, pine, coffee, grapefruit juice, orange peal and subtle hints of blue cheese. Mouthfeel is round, slightly dry and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with coffee, pine and orange peal.
Palme (4541) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Craft Beer Co, London. This is a deep deep dark ruby-brown one, and it has a nice medium sized, dense light khaki head thatís leaving some nice lacings down the glass. On the aroma itís hoppy and fruity, but I also get lotís of sweet candy mixed with dark malts, a little bit of chocolate paper and sweet dark almost floral syrup. Interesting, and quite nice! If the aroma was interesting, the taste has to be entreating. Itís average carbonated with a mild oily texture. Itís near roasted, hoppy, has some chocolate tones blended with dark malts. Also, I get a mild brett-like light sour thing here. Not sure it ifís actually meant to be there, but I feel it gives it another dimension. It actually tastes a little wild, almost like junipers! Thatís it! The alcohol is well hidden, and it feels easy to drink. This was, in lack of better word, quite interesting! 19.07.2012
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Black-brown body, with an inch of light tan creamy head on top. Moderate lacing. Assertive nose hits immediately. Resinous pine, lemon-orange citric hops, mild roasted malts. Flavor is similar, with the pine coming out a bit more. Medium to full bodied. Steady carbonation with a crisp bitter finish.
tkrjukoff (4333) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2012. Pours dark brown with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is hoppy cat bin toasted malty. Flavor is acidy very spicy cumin dill malty piny. Finishes bitter and spicy.