The_Osprey (5545) - 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.
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - 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.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from King William IV. Pours murky brown, almost no head. Smells sweet glue- is this bottle off? Do I even dare to taste it?Sour fruit taste, hints of glue, yoghurt, cherries, definitely gone sour. Is it fair to rate a beer based on a bottle gone off? Undrinkable.
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from cotteridge wines, birmingham
Dark brown-black with fantastic satsuma aroma. Chocolate orange, no astringency, little bitterness, full of hop flavour. This is up there with the best and keen to dry on draught.
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge roasted malt, tons of hops and very balanced. Excellent take on the style .
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Well bottled and pleasant but a bit too bitter for my taste. If it wasn’t I would probably have scored it higher. I am still struggling with the concept of a black IPA-the key to this confusion is the P for pale.
Still quite a nice beer though.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
mr_h (4587) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, Bath Street, Glasgow, potent pine, chocolate aroma, opaque very dark brown near black, thin beige head, sour berries, viscous, strong bitter finish
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Hand pulled at the Southampton Arms, London. Black, with tight, thick, cream head. Smells extremely enticing. Smooth hoppy flavour. Warming finish. Very fruity. Juicy. Good bitter finish. Love it.
JohnRMurdoch (4229) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Pine hop aroma. Dry citrus fruit tar & hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. A really good beer.