scotty (1077) - - JUN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Tesco Galashiels. Sneaked this onto the wifes online shopping, must try that again! This has a rich malty nose but the high hop content is apparent, an interesting aroma, I can’t say I’ve come across anything like this before! As expected, this has a good bit of body, again big on (roasted) malt, but the citrus edge of the hops quickly comes to the fore...there’s a lot going on here, quite sweet but it finishes clean and it lingers well! A cracking brew!
SteveOrz85 (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Black with one inch tan head which thins down quickly. Some lacing. Malty aroma with notes of hay coffee and nuts. Taste is lightly bitter and malty with burnt toasty notes. Hoppy and dark. Somewhat smooth finish. medium carbonation. Over all good beer. Personally I don’t know the style well but I enjoyed thus one.
HerrBierkoenig (457) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 16/04/15, Pours clear dark black liquid, small to medium creamy tan to brown head, Aroma: fruity, litchi, citrus, grapefruit, lime, mango, resin, espresso, dark chocolate, spices, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, litchi, resin, mango, grapefruit, espresso, dark chocolate, Palate: light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter roasty and lime finihs, bit too watery, Overall: very good, very well balanced, strong, yet fruity and refreshing, nice combination of roasty and lime/grapefruit notes, enjoyed.
zimbo (730) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super look ideal to style. Medium bodied. Easish head. Palatabke roast which never approaches unpalatable austerity. Malt integration is well handled and balanced. Good.
GSAP (551) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smaak is beetje een Haags Hopje, wat zoutig, en wat uitmond in bitterheid. Aroma is ananas, zee en zoete koffie. Best makkelijk spul, geen poespas of zwaar complex, maar wel met nodige variatie palet. Donkerbruin met beige kraag die snel zakt. Groeit met de slok.
Scotbrew (2) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown black, high carbonation and decent beige head with persistent foam lacing.
Aroma is hops, with roasted malt and chocolate undercurrent.
Taste is ok but slightly unbalanced: sweet malt, coffee and chocolate followed by quite strong resinous pine and citrus fruit from the Simcoe hops and a long bitter finish with some alcohol noticeable. Overall not bad, not a stereotypical black IPA.
MissPxx (693) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick treacly and with a powerful taste that lingers. Pungent aroma quite sweet smelling. Gorgeous thick and dark.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrGD (46) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Top notch stuff! Surely one of Brewdog’s greatest creations! Great balance and drinkability!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
swampwater (41) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Hops, yeast, liquorice, flapjack.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black colour. Light, caramel head.
Taste: Very bitter hops, with a lingering coffee kick.
Palate: Bitter throughout. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not bad. I certainly prefer black IPAs over a stout any day. The bitterness outshines any character this one has.
wozap (250) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kolor głeboki ciemny, brązowa drobna piana, lacing. Aromat czekolada i chmiele iglaste i cytrusowe. W smaku to samo plus nuty palone, goryczka wyraźna iglasta. Bardzo dobre piwo.
Franksv6 (431) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear black beer with a small beige head.
Taste: delicious bitter hops, roasted malts, light citrus, light smoke, pine, orange, lemon.
Another good beer from Brewdog.