bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Deep dark brown color. Sucade, plum and lots of dried fruit in the aroma. Harsh oily hopbitter flavor with lots of plums. Floral. Some question marks about the balance, but this is a delicious beer.
adnielsen (9283) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Fairly deep black appearance with a light brown head. Fairly roasty malty, chocolate, a bit floral/piney hoppy aroma. Somewhat citrusy, roasty malty, chocolate, light coffee flavor. Pretty decent Black IPA.
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ales & Tails, Twickenham - 15/12/12.
Light black with a mahoooosive frothy tan head.
Nose is pine, hops, chocolate, a little mustyness.
Taste comprises pine, hops, liqourice, touch of chocolate, light metallic and mineral notes, bitter grapefruit, puff of smoke.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish.
maeib (8750) - 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.
Rune (8202) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, as Black IPA, half-pint, in a very relaxing atmosphere sitting by the open fire place at the excellent King William IV in Leyton. Deep black body topped by a decent, creamy tan-coloured head. Solid artwork to the glass. Semi-tart berries and aniseed fruits to the nose. Flavoured with citrus fruits mixed with malty hints of liquorice, grain and chocolate. Rather too much of bitter tartness towards the ending. Good without being outstanding (Greater London, 24.11.2012).
JorisPPattyn (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Chocolate brown beer, with B.C."H.". Ureum-rich, fruity hops, exotic fruitaromas. Chocolate malt, hops reduced to blending in and lend a bit of fruityness; melanoidins and a bitter, dry finish. Medium bodied at best, but quite slick, especially backthroat. Good, if unspectacular, well-hopped brown ale.
Meilby (7784) - 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.
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Saturday 1st March 2013 This was another winner for me from Brodies, this and the raspberry beer were both truly excellent.Pours black but not so black you could see it peeling away to brown at the edges. This was just a cracking IPA, clean, refreshing, crisp with plenty of citrus zipping through and a little layer of roastiness that really added to this, bitter, clean fruity, but so, so easy to drink for the abv, in fact I can hardly believe its 7.4% Great beer! A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1
Scopey (7068) - 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.
sebletitje (6800) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012, Moen.
Cuivrée/acajou, col fin beige.
Arôme malté léger avec pointe de houblon citronné, le tout reste dans la lignée d’une black IPA restant plus légère que ne le montre les 7% et conserve néanmoins un profile très anglais dans son approche. Malt pale léger, le tout avec un houblon fruité ajoutant un côté citron et agrumes.