altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at food festival on South Bank, London. Very dark body with thin head of dark malts. Nose of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate and some citrus. Lots of nice coffee, dark chocolate and toffee in the taste. Also nice hops and citrus tastes, as you would expect. Nicely done! Well and bitter in the finish.
mR_fr0g (1793) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap, aroma is choc and berries, nepoletan ice cream. Flavour is jam packed choc, light mellow roast, JAM, orangey piney hop. A little delicate spice in the finish. Carbonation is high, tingley on the tongue. Roasty lemony finish. Very nice drop.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeh banger... Fruity hop aromas lead into heavier-than-expected roasted malt taste with good hop balance. Got me interested in the style again
Tide (1376) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Gallows Bird. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, pine, fruits, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops, coffee and pine. Very nice black IPA.
Chrishrt30 (75) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost black, with a thin tan head.
Strong citrus and floral notes, with a hint of toffee and roast coffee.
Drinks a little porter like with strong toffee and coffee, but has a good whack of citrus and hop resins.
The finish is fairly sweet, good roast malt bitterness and hop kick.
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sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: hops and herbal nose with a small malt presence. Taste: roasted malt with good high hops taste. Very amazing firs taste. Aftertaste: high bitterness then good roasted malt.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Euston Tap. Pours very dark brown with a small, firm beige head. Killer lacing. Nose is a little subdued but what’s there isn’t too bad. Mild roast and milk chocolate with some piney hops. Moderate roast in the taste with a touch of smokiness to it behind the grassy and earthy hops. Some liquorice in the very back. Quite dry. Moderate mouth feel with a touch of warmth. Solid
Otterdance (156) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Norwich Tap House. Black with a red hue and quickly diminishing off white head. Leans more towards the IPA end of the scale, but with some notable black stuff in there on the fruity side of a porter - so winter fruits, roast malts and a strong citrus and pine bitterness from the hops. Medium body, mild carbonation.
jamestulloch (994) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Dense black body with a thick off-white head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges and a hint of chocolate - such a bright, fruity aroma for a Black IPA. Delicious tropical fruit flavour with a big hoppy hit. Medium body with an oily texture. A stunning Black IPA that leans more towards an IPA than a Porter.
Garrold (630) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Buxton Tap House. 6.0%. Very dark brown. Minimal head. Juicy dark fruits. Toffee apples. Big bitter mouthfeel. Big tasty IPA. Lovely.