MalcolmTucker (573) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Key at HB. Dark brown with a generous head. Tropical fruit araoma with nothing apparaent from the dark malt. Flavour is tropical friot with a lingering dry grapefruit finish. Some chocolate and coffee appears once it warms.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Flower hop aroma. Taste of flower hops, watery however. A bit flat also.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with thick and lasting tan/off-white head ’- light lacing. Aroma is wonderful - loads of tropical fruit character: passionfruit, mango, citrus, grape all there in abundance. Hardly any indication of roasted malt or any aromas you’d associate with dark beers. Taste also showcases juicy tropical fruits with a tasty zing of citric bitterness. Roasted malt comes through after the initial tropical buzz, with some notes of coffee and liquorice. Medium mouthfeel, perfect level of carbonation. Aftertaste is an interesting mix of roasted flavour and grapefruit bitterness. A top-notch, seriously drinkable BIPA.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Keg, black pour with small head, dark malts in the aroma with a floral, citrussy hop profile, palate thin, good carbonation, good beer but not outstanding
viktorvee (453) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sucker-punch of sherbet, grapefruit, lemon rind and pine. Then cream and something milder rounding out the edges, fading through charcoal porter vibes to a lasting ipa bitterness. Some dirty muddy note on there too. Tastes very strong, I wouldn’t recommend drinking a full pint of this. Pretty damn awesome.
pellegjr (390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of ACD, cheers Alex! Pours jet black with resilient sticky, rocky oatmeal head, Pleasant pine and resin-soaked aroma punctuated with some fine estery vapors. Wow, bracingly hoppy throughout with a substantial and lingering bittereness. Heavy Columbus and Cascade profile. Very smooth with only a trace of roastiness. Finishes creamy and oily. Very enjoyable, glad I got to try it!
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.
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.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, bbe 01/04/2013. Pours deep dark brown with a nice and creamy head. Aroma has lots of resinous, piney hops, some tropical fruit, a faint sharp citrusy note and light caramel. Taste is all piney hops with light roast and a real harsh and astringent bitterness in the finish, like biting on some fresh hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and sparkly with medium carbonation. A little unbalanced.
Martinhfp (60) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen, draft. Apperance dark brown and unclear with no head. Served very cold but after warmup aroma of characteristic american hops, floral and peachy. Taste with notes of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice, nice strong bitter aftertaste, high ibu, ballanced sweetness, I recommend this beer served 8-12 degreesC.
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