cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. . Brown... Thin off white head... Dry zezty toffee fruit.. Woody peppery nose... Soft zezty sweet toffee fruits... Caramelised fruits... Woody finish
zimbo (560) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I shared that bottle at Craig’s. And I’m glad I did. Lovelt hopily forward beer with a delicious pine bitter end. Dark
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown amber, nose is fruity citrus, taste is dry, fruity, light roast malts.
allmyvinyl (3353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of pine, malt, earthy, chocolate. Taste is dry and bitter. Long bitter finish. Good.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from eebria. It pours brown with a yellow-white head. The nose is sweet juicy mango, dried apricot, pine, um bungo, toasty, charred wood and earth. The taste is bitter, earthy, pine, resin, pepper, mango, stewed pineapple, charred wood, alcohol and light soap with a lingering bitter-dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. All works rather well. Pretty nice.
TET (1646) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark brown beer with a weak and blond head. The nose has great tropical fruits, papaiyas and mangos, some pine needles, hint of roastiness. Tastefull. Taste has pine needles, grapefruits, some tropical fruits, some roastiness in the end. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Good beer where the great Axe Edge is dominating, tropical fruits with hint of dark notes.
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma, powerful yet fresh too. Modern hops, very green, beautiful malt base, not too chocolaty, very nice roast. Yum! Nice bitterness with that roasted malt backup. Only slightly too carbonated perhaps, but a great drink. Yes, very much my kind of brew. I’m a huge Black Rocks fan, so no surprise perhaps, but this earns a real place by itself. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière, I think)
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red with average off-white head. Aroma initially pine and hops. Taste quite bitter with some sweetness. Little carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, chestnut colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney, slightly resinous, and herbal hoppy aroma with a nuttily touch. Taste is initially piney, resinous and herbal hoppy, moderately sweet caramel malty middle part with hints of orange, bitter hoppy, minimally mineral finish. As I’ve never mixed a Black & Tan myself, nor had one on tap (least of all the classic Bass & Guinness cocktail), I really appreciate to try a "readymade". I can detect an improvement in scoring of the mix compared to the single ratings (3.4 each). But is this single fact evidence for any kind of corollary? If we mix e.g. equal volumes of water and alcohol, we get less than two times the initial volumes; if we mix poly-isocyanate and polyol we observe an explosively increase of volume. Presumably a Black & Tan functions alike, and only reiterated experiment can show if there’ll be a kind of complementary increase or mutual effacement of flavours. So go for it, if you like, I’d rather vote for a "regular" Black IPA in case of doubt. By the way: I didn’t intend to facilitate any associativity along the line ’readymade - pissoir - Axe Rocks’.
MichaelAwesome (4082) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eins der besseres IPAs der letzten Tage. Viel im Hopfen mit etwas Zitrus, dazu leichte Fruchtigkeit und ausgewogen in der Bitterkeit. Süffig und ausgewogen.