prawlie (1057) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from Westholme Stores in Goring. Very dark brown with a good bubbly head. Crystal malt licorice aroma - very attractive. Licorice, crystal malt, a hint of chocolate, a touch of pine needle. Its a nice blend. Smooth and very drinkable.
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Black colour with a beige head with good duration. Aroma is roasty, light caramel and coffee. Flavor is medium to strong bittery, with chocolate, resins and coffee notes. The final is strong bittery with a good duration and a medium astringency on palate.
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/04/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Nera, abbastanza densa, schiuma beige leggera e non molto persistente. Naso armonioso, tostato che si sposa bene con il luppolo, lieve caffettoso, un po’ di cioccolato, note fruttate, agrumate e pinose. In bocca è altrettanto equilibrata, con corpo medio-leggero, buona beva, discreta secchezza e amaro persistente. Non male come black IPA.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
120413. Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Pours brown with a medium head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts, ash. Something outputting in the taste.
olio (5303) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere.
Pours hazy dark red-brown color with a medium head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, hops, grass, some caramel and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, mild caramel, some citrus fruits and some goose berry and vegetable notes. Not at its prime anymore.
laiti (4957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, BBE 11/2013
Aroma has vanilla. coffee and raspberries - very typical to black ipa. Flavour is odd with resiny hops, coffee, some chocolate and nettles. Finishes with vichy and cardboard. Perhaps a bit past its prime.
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle. Pours black with a very small white?.. head that is making it very hard to pull the aroma, slight piney tropical fruits. This beer has a very complex flavour, it has a pronounced citrus/grapefruit that is backed by a delicate, deep light roasted malt that compliments very well. The carbonation is lacking even for an IPA, i would love to try it at the brewery to compare. Alas this is a very nice beer.
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop. Pours deep red to black with a lovely, medium, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has peach, caramel, soft chocolate, light dusty. A bit of liqourice. Medium carbonation, rather fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, light metallic, quite some liqourice. Quite bitter finish. Not the most impressive from Buxton.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, light brown head. Nice dark flowery aroma with dark fruity hops. Some citrus and medicinal notes too. Flavour is really ashty and dry. Bit thin on the palate. Stout and hop more than black IPA if there is a difference.
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb Nov 2013
Black color with medium sized beige creamy head. The aroma is mild, but with some nice hops. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, the roasted malt flavor is mild, and there is a milky touch; correct bitterness, with some hop resins in the background; dry final.
Overall, a good balanced beer.