maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London. A near black beer with a white bubbly head. Very good hops in this with minimal roast from the dark malts. Nothing sweet about this at all. Tons and tons of citric fruits; mostly grapefruit. Really really lovely. A near perfect BIPA.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - JAN 20, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
William IV: Brodies Birthday Bash Sept 2011. Hop aroma. Zinging hop taste. Not much room for the malt. Nettle sting on the tongue. Some sweet malt does come through. Not my thing.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grape, citrus and orange. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Cloisters. Pours red to black, a creamy head one centimetre. Nice citrus and black coffee on the nose. The palate is really remarkably smooth and soft, with dark coffee and dark chocolate flavours, along with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg hints with citrus fruit and nutty notes. Anything which can balance those coffee, chocolate and citrus flavours so well, with that mouth-feel, has to be well done.
dantheman278 (1319) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Cloisters. Dark brown/black with really creamy head. Citrus hop nose, fresh and juicy. Creamy, luscious dark chocolate palate, fresh mango and coffee finish. Awesome.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair white head. Very hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple and passion fruit with some coffee and roasty malt also. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced with lingering pine and roasty malt flavours.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@King William IV, London. Dark ambery copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, mild toast, some earthyness as well. Flavour is much the same. Rather sweet as for the flavour.
Geokkjer (4260) - 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 (17472) - Stockholm, 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 (10996) - 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