Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Inverness to Wick, from Tomlinsons IS, 20/10/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a reddish hues, good sized light tan head.
Mose is light roast, mineral notes, hint of soap, earthy hops, light pine, bitter tropicals.
Taste comprises cocoa powder, earthy hop bitterness, light pine, bitter grapefruit, toasty roasty maltings.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with a touch of earthy hop bitterness.
Drinkable but low down in the CDA order of peckings !
allmyvinyl (1023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Clear chestnut brown, so not black for a kick-off! Aromas of milk chocolate , piney hops, some lemon cake. Taste has a good balance of bitter and sweet, but edging closer to porter than IPA. Could be fuller-bodied, but good creamy texture. Overall, a very nice beer with a good bitter finish.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Nina’s Edinburgh. Deep dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and hop in the nose. The flavour had notes of coffee, chocolate, malts and some decent hop bitterness.. A solid and drinkable offering.
batneil (211) - - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a stout, very dark and with a frothy white head. Quite nice overall, an unusual taste at first but you get used to it.
Rune (6905) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle bought at Nina’s Mini Market. Nice and clear rosewood coloured body. Firm, creamy, off-white head, lots of bubbles to it. Laces well. Malty nose added by moments of dark fruits. A taste character of dark grapefruits, dried fruits and mid-sweet malts. Smooth, slightly roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied. Likable (hotel room, Edinburgh 10.08.2013).
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This black beer has a very strong coffee aroma, chocolate, coffee and liquorice flavours with a bitter citrus and pine finish.
jd543 (323) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep clear ruby red with a thin beige head. Aroma of nutty malt, earthy hops. Taste is light sweet with a medium duration, not great. Thin texture. More of a brown ale than a black IPA - in colour and a distinct lack of a big hop aroma.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dark malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bread, dark malt, roasted, light hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Dark brown beer with a thick lasting beige head. Decent dark beer good malts then decent hop bite on the finish. Yep a better than average black IPA with decent tasty malts. ok
witthatsbier (135) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with thin cream head little nose slightly grainy little else,malty toasty flavour,and a very biitter long finish,interesting beer