Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap - 19/09/12.
Very dark brown in appearance with a decent frothy tan head. Excellent lacing follows.
Lightly roaste malt on the nose, biscuit, dark sugar, fruit and pine.
Hops in the taste, pine kernels, licqourice, bitter grapefruit and a little chocolate undertone.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending to a dry finish.
Decent black IPA.
daniele (3769) - ITALY - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura bella schiuma leggermente grossolana piuttosto persitenten naso tostato caffe con note luppolate leggermente resinoso buona beva discretwe tosture buon amaro ma non molto intenso secca
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Craft Beer Co. London. Deep dark ruby in color, and it has a small quickly islandiny bubbly beige head. Low on the aroma at first, but some mild roastiness and chocolate arises here. Not much more actually. Perhaps a bit one dimentional, but still quite pleasant. Lot’s more in the taste! Good strong bitterness, soft roasted touch that’s lingering for a long long time in the mouth. Some chocolate paper as well. Easy drinking and really tasty! 21.07.2012
knickskicks (496) - - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask. Dark berries and citrus fruits in the nose and taste. A little bit of coffee, toffee, toast, nuts. Like a scaled down version of their Imperial Black.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, thick solid off-white head. Aroma is roasty, grassy, plants, resin and chocolate. Flavor is bitter, roasted and well hopped. Thick body, especially for the low ABV. Very full. Almost like black and tan.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/black that turns pitch black with a beige head.
As the description says, the roasted character is more subdued in this black ipa, with dark fruits the prime characteristic. A lot more dark fruits than the lighter tropical fruits I’m used to in ipa’s and black ipa’s.
Steasy66 (540) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taste at Papsoe’s
Brown, weak nose, weak taste, bit of hops, oddly soapy. Did not care much for it overall.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a creamy, tan head. Nose holds lots of sweet grapefruit and restrained roast. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange and mango, blended with a sturdy roasted malt character, pine and darkened grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Sticky, resinous finish with dark toast and grass, more grapefruit, burnt pine and dark citrus. Just an overall super black IPA. Excellent.
Benzai (4342) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown to black color, full sized creamy beige head that lasts for quite awhile and leaves good lacing. Lovely aroma of hops and fruityness. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, medium to full bitterness. Medium body, medium carbo.
DutchDrebus (2272) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thx to benzai. Pitch black, opaque with a full creamy head. Smells grapefruit, bitter, hops, very fresh, lovely. Tastes bitter, grapefruit, hops, lovely. Not very roasty or anything, just an ipa with a black colour. Nice carbo, medium body.