s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to sarky northner /secret Santa. Black thin head. Aroma is roasted dark malts pine resin citrus good grapefruit taste same good long bitters. Decent oily body. Good stuff.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a hazy dark brown colour, with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich berries, resinous hops and oak. Pine and peal in the flavour, with some grapefruit and liquorice notes. Finish was dry grain, toasted malt and lingering hop bitterness.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Keg at the Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is juicy fruity hops, grass, citrus, ripe apricots and mango. Taste has a lingering bitterness with notes of roasted malts, coffee beans, pine needles, licorice root. Finishes bitter and quite dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very tasty
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus fruits, maybe grapefruit, some toasted malts and chocolate. Appearance: black, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus fruits again, some caramel malt, some grass. Overall: amazing Black IPA, excellent aroma and palate. Pint at King William IV, Leyton.
graham_murphy (375) - - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hits the black IPA ying and yang perfectly. Fresh pine and citrus notes from hops offset by smokey chocolate and liquorice from the malt.
Ferris (6601) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Floral piny, herbal hops. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Perfumy hops, pine and some roast. Aromatic and perfumy with light roast. Nice.
teddybeer (2473) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Irreale. Black color with a creamy off-white head with good duration. Aroma has notes of citrus, light licorice and roasted malts. Flavor hasa decent bitterness with good duration, roasted malst with ligtht coffee beans.
jonas (5986) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Irreale. Black, brown lace. Grassy, citric, light earthy hop nose. Dark roast and deep herbal notes. Muddled tropical aftertaste, kelp on the palate. Clay and perfumed pine aftertaste. A bit too sticky.
The_Osprey (2608) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. Dark browny red, small white head. Aroma - cheesy hops, lime, ash. Taste - resin, slight lemon and mango, more cheesy hoppiness, resin, ashy malts, bittersweet finish. Decent.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends, february 15th 2014. Very dark brown body, big beige head. Rich aroma of citric and tropical hops, roasted malt. Taste of pine, tropical fruit, blueberries, dark chocolate. Nice. Good bitterness and a pleasant roastiness. Pine, peach and coffee aftertaste. Good job.