Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of peachy hops, pine, citrus, fruitiness, ale yeast and cheesy hops. Flavor is fruity and sweet with some bitter notes, Medium body, average carbonation. Nice hoppy beer.
omhper (19375) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Near black. Grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body, rounded mouthfeel. Intense salty grapefruity hops, chocolatey malt. Long, remarkably bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle at home 01/12... thanks to james ... deep brown ... small off white head ... big juicy pine hop and roast malt nose ... light bitter pine hop front ... juicy malts ... light body (what makes the difference between black IPA and Hoppy stout for me) light oilyness ... little mandarin ...little soapy ... but all round not bad
cask at King William 08/11
dark black ... thin tan head .. zezty ... big sweet woodty toffe malt ... big pine ... juicy ... light body ... little soapy ... great fruityness
bottle at home 05.12... deep black ... small head ... zezty dry woddy nose ...light bitter woody front ... soft pine ... light soapy ness ... dark woody malts .. still very good 3.7 but a little better fresher
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from cgarvieuk, thanks man!
Black IPA from london. Pop the cap, ad am assaulted by the hop aroma. Citrus and Passion Fruit smack me in the face, nice!!
pours a dark brown, so not quite black, so a bit of a lie on the label, but I’ll let it pass based on the nose!
Taste is a bit odd, and a cross between a porter and an IPA, but it doesnt fit as well as i had hoped. The hops seem to clash a bit. It is more bitter on the palate than the nose would suggest as well. more English bitter.
I was really hoping this would be great, but it is more of a battle on the palate than the harmony as i was hoping.
Mouthfeel is thick for the style, which is kind of nice with great carbonation, but it is hard to get over the clashing.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd November 2011
Should be aliased to Black IPA IMHO!
Opaque black beer, decent pale tan head. Dry palate, slightly soft. Smooth dark malt, roast and bitterness free! Nice piney hops with a trace of tropical fruits - domintaed by that Galaxy earthy mango. Dry finish with some hop bitterness and a little dark malt bitterness finally emerging with some malt cream keeping it company!. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2011 Total Score: 3.8
3rd September 2011
Brodies Birthday Fest at the King William. Think this was labelled ’American Black’? Opaque black beer that shows some red - brown at the edges. Residual tan head. Smooth palate with a tiny bit of carbonation. Smooth dark malt, robust but not bitter or roasty. Piney hops but the Galaxy hops also provide fresh zingy tropical fruits. Semi dry finish. A rich and tasty Black IPA and I thoroughly enjoyed my pint and the sneak preview of this the previous night - Cheers Jonathan!
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Mason & Taylor (7% and named Dalston Black IPA). It pours very dark brown, with a ruby tinge and a thick creamy beige head. The nose is charcoal, resin and aniseed. The taste is resin, wood, charcoal, burnt caramel, salted liquorice, well hidden alcohol, roasted malt and a touch of smoke, with a big bitter-dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and good balance. Really tasty stuff.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Status uncertain? Make it certain. This was an extremely drinkable yet complex hoppy brew. Served on cask in at some place near Shoreditch, this beer surprised. Aroma was roasted yet hoppy; mouthfeel was correct; the appearance was quite black and somewhat cloudy. Overall, this is a beer that marries quite well British sensibility with American rudeness. NOTE: just put this same rating under the normal Black IPA before realizing this was listed, please ignore other rating, as I certainly tasted the Dalston.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2011 Total Score: 4
Status uncertain? Make it certain. This was an extremely drinkable yet complex hoppy brew. Served on cask in at some place near Shoreditch, this beer surprised. Aroma was roasted yet hoppy; mouthfeel was correct; the appearance was quite black and somewhat cloudy. Overall, this is a beer that marries quite well British sensibility with American rudeness.
BeerViking (2470) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful stuff - red-black with a faint haze and lots of hops on the nose, then a big rich flavour taking in chocolate, dried fruit and burnt orange. The finish is very bitter but softened by a lasting fruitness.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at William IV during Brodies Birthday Bash 2011. Pours black-brown with a white, foamy head. Lovely nose, rich pine, grapefruit, orange. Sweet, juicy flavor with restrained roastiness, plenty of resinous bitterness, some grass and orange juice. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat salty. Nice finish, oily pine, dark malts, subtle roast, citrusy sweetness, too. Excellent beer. Way to go, Brodies!