DanielBrown (3165) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Absolutely first class beer - an outstanding Black IPA. Super smooth. Beautifully sweet. Chocolate malt bounds and gambols around the gorgeous fruit. First class.
CraftBeerNick (408) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home 27th October 2012. This is lovely, smooth and rich, pours to form a nice fluffy white head, aroma of berry and some cappachino, taste is initially sweet blackberry, quickly followed by a bitter cocoa finish and malt that lingers, great BIPA
kaiho (50) - - NOV 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deliciously thick black with an amazing hop burst rising out of the glass. Packed with the pungent fruit of citra hops the beer’s backbone holds it up well. Exquisitely balanced, with a moderate roast character letting the hops do the bittering. There is sweetness in there but exactly the right amount. This is a hell of a beer.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours darkest mahogany brown with fluffy mocha head. Pine and oranges big on the nose. Medium mouth feel and scrubbing carbonation meet a high residual sweetness terry’s chocolate orange. On warming more pithy citrus emerges but no hint of the dark malt. Up there with the best!
Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich brown with a huge, lasting beige foam head. Aroma holds a stupid amount of resinous pine, with some background roast. Medium sweet flavor fronted by that piney goodness, backed by rich and chocolatey malts, some dirt, a bit of grapefruit, some dry cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Well and sticky resinous finish, lots of burnt grass and pine, moderate roast, sturdy chocolate malts, some baking cocoa, earth, a bit of dry cocoa. Alright, OK - wow. This is the real thing. I can’t stop drinking this beer. I don’t know who these Beavertown fellas think they are, but they need to give me a warning before they spring a beer like this on us. Outstanding.
tommann (1989) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at 7.2%. Pours black with a large head. Aroma is passion fruit, blackcurrant and a little dry coffee underneath. Taste is passion fruit throughout with a bitter finish. Some chocolate also.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark and subtle red color with a creamy beige head that leaves a lovely lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, rich hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium pluss body. Slightly sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: A round fine dark malty base. Grape hoppy, fruity and coffee.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tomman.
SarkyNorthener (601) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black ale with medium head that reduces to a residual head with good lacing. Aroma of hops and hops. Taste is a little coffee and quite a bit of hops, grapefruit and roasted malts. A little carbonation and oil on the palate. Good stuff.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, pours dark black, big off white head, wow this is a real style definer perfectly balanced hops and malts, none of this stout dressed up as a trendy BIPA nonsense, oh yes I like this will be having again.
Desverger (406) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence, SE London - Pours dark brown/virtually black with a massive beige head which reduces slightly but never dissipates fully and leaves glorious lacing aplenty clinging to the glass. Rich roasted, toffee, cocoa chocolate malts combines with nuances of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine and liquorice notes as well. Lovely mouthfeel, smooth texture, amazing balance of sweet/bitterness on the palate. Seriously impressive stuff this. Beautiful.