hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark brown with a hit of red. Aroma is citrus pine, chocolate, well balanced. Taste is chocolate up front with hops in the background, going from a fruity hop character into a bitter one. Very smooth (hemp?) and easy drinkable. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2012
12 fl oz bottle at Haket, on December 13, 2012.rgfellow (100) - - DEC 15, 2012
Black color, cocoa colored head. Sweet, herbal, hoppy, onions, wild forest mushroom scent. Sweet, herbal, mineral, roasted, autumn forest with moss and mushrooms, minty taste. Plenty of warming alcohol. Strikes me as rather odd this beer. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
I had not read the info that it was brewed with hemp seed at the time of rating.
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Interesting beer. Smooth finish but with the punch of an IPA. Another trip to the store.
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Wonderful mouthfeeling, a great hoppy taste with coffe and chocolate, awsome bitterness in the end. Nice conway (2210) - - DEC 14, 2012
Black with little head. Aroma is centennial hops. Taste adds citrus, rye and licorice. Nice gentle carb.
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TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Very dark ruby brown with a fine khaki head that recedes quickly. Hops contribute citrus and grapefruit to the aroma while the unique malt bill gives off chocolate, toffee, and breadcrust. The roasted malt flavors blend well with the bitterness from NW hops; chocolate, light roast, burnt bread, piney. The roasty tanins and bitter hop profile lend a very dry, tannic finish.
A well done black IPA. It’s rich and complex, but at 9.2% it’s not something to drink more than one of. PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown leading to black pour, eggshell white head with nice sticky lacing. chocolate in the aroma with some eggnog notes. Chewy flavor with some cocoa, a bit of grapefruit bitterness, a hint of licorice and some molasses in the back end. Sticky mouthfeel. Interesting brew. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Looks like a porter/stout, smells like an IPA, first tastes like an IPA, then finishes like a porter/stout. Loved it! peter8365 (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2012
Very nice rounded taste of roasted chocolate and coffeebeans. Highly recommended
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Bottled. Super dark. White head. Pine and slight malt aroma. Light chocolates and pine resin taste. Excellent.