Hanoi (419) - Bedfordshire, - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is is toast, butter, biscuits, lemon, slight cream. Taste leads with pine, and grapefruit from the citra, leading through to licorice herbs smoke, ash, coco, pepper and roasted malt. Finish is long bitter and very dry, balancing the pine with ash. Mouthfeel is rich.
Very nice beer. Still a stupid concept though.
oldgeezer (41) - brentford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Dukes brew.Pours black with thin head.Roasted malts.licorise,reinous with bitter aftertaste.very good beer
ERB92 (334) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tropical fruits, licorice, citrus, some overripe banana and coffee in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium + bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a really nice Black IPA, good balance between the styles.
JefVerstraete (1450) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Deliciously Different. Dark brown, creamy head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice. Nose of citrus and grapefruit. Light sweet, harsh bitter finish. Good.
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Has a deep brown to black colour with a big, beige, creamy head. Has an imidiate hoppy aroma with grapefruit, grassy hops, pine, oranges, leather, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Wow, there’s a lot going on here! The flavour is hoppy with fruity hops, grapefruit, oranges and pine, and fades into roasted tones with coffee. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A really tasteful and delicous black IPA. The fruity hops and roasted malt melts nicely together in this ale.
weordie (40) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/black with a thick foamy head from a can. Has the aroma of malt and bread with just the slightest citrus hint. Has a very nice strong bitter aftertaste, the initial taste I am struggling with but is very pleasant.
baardvs (2) - - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy and solid beer. Could have had even more of the hop. A bit hard to indicate what kind of food this beer suits the best.
Cimbasso (118) - - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, going on black, with a tan head. Very thick foam from a gushing 33cl can. Roasted malts and fruit in the aroma. The taste is fiercely bitter with tons of grapefruit, juniper and resinous flavours. Some roasted, burnt wood flavours. A very powerful IPA, without the intense coffee and liquorice flavours of a porter, but with some attractive roasted notes.
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle: BBD 1 Jan 15, drank outside the Wild Card Brewery Tap Room where I bought it on 13 Sep 14. Dark brown to black body with a huge taupe head that produced some impressive lacing. Interesting from the start this brew has loads going on in the aroma and taste. Fruity hops, citrus notes, roasted/toasted malts, chocolate, coffee and woody flavours abound in both senses. A very pleasant beer indeed.
Kingi (481) - - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bla k witj huge almost White head. Ipa aroma. Taste is mix of ipa and some roastyness. Medium bitter. Light carbonation. Medium body. Dry finish
k0mpsa (1174) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from great grog, edinburgh. Black color, big tanned head. Aroma is balanced roasty, fruity and hoppy. Taste is same. Nicely balanced, roasty and hoppy.