Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - NOV 24, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Devastante black IPA!! BUONISSIMA!!!
Leighton (8750) - London, Greater 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.
Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate and resinous hops on the nose of this brown black beer with citric hops super tasty.
knickskicks (563) - - 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.
johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic nose on this one - balanced, hoppy, dark malts, gentle treacle mixed with fresh mango. Extra appearance point for delivering a head that looks like maple ice cream. The flavour delivers on the promise of the nose - stonkingly good. Dark stout-like characters from the toasted malt (licorice, cocoa, aniseed, molasses) threaded with fresh hop notes (grapefruit, lychee, orange peel) in superb harmony. Finish is bitter and dry and achingly moreish. What a corker. Iíll look for more from this brewer, and particularly will have to get my hands on the big brother stablemate Imperial Black.
SarkyNorthener (1094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned. Black beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and maybe a touch of chocolate. The taste is excellent, chocolate, hops, some grapefruit in the finish and a little sweetness along the way. The palate is very smooth and full bodied. The only thing that lets this down is the lack of a decent head and maybe it could be a bit bigger in the ABV range.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2011. Bottled and drunk on train on way home. Black beer with lasting beige head. Big hoppy aroma. Ok lacks a but of condition by now like three hours later but it is very full in the mouth and good bitterness on finish. Good aroma and frankly a stunningly good black ipa. Is someome eating a smokey bacon sandwich or is that the beer? If that is the beer then thus is heaven. Lively and full in mouth too. Very good.
DruncanVeasey (6641) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BC from the brewery. Filthy pitch- barely a photon of light passing, under a fine, moussey beige collar. Aroma a cascade of lychee, white grape and blackcurrant (Nelson?)-accented loveliness backed solidly with liquorice and squashy dark malt loaf notes. What a sniffer. Drinks silky and treacherous with an oily, oat-like slickness, tropical fruit salad and blackcurrant notes, deep bittering roast and hop, and a parting smack of..shampoo on burnt toast? Some charred nut husk and coffee streaks in there. Could use a tweak more softening, chocolatey malt maybe to take the edges off but Iím being a pussy. It is an IPA after all. And another top drawer, contemporary brew from Buxton.
CraftBeerNick (628) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 15th december 2011. Pours to form a nice off white head good deep back appearance. Good aroma, rich flavour of pine and grapefruit and good smooth balance with the roasted malt, lingering bitter after taste. Will have this again.,
niquillis (779) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brown and greens, trentham . Pours black with tan head. Weird black ipa. Liquorice, huge grapefruit palate. An excellent beer .
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