sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is smoked malt, medium sweet and lightly bitter.
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite beer of the few I tried from Buxton. Black pour with medium tan head. Aromas of resinous hops, light roast, and chalk, Taste is citrus fuely hops, pine resin, sweet malts, and some grain spice. Finished excellent with a full assortment of flavors left behind. Very long finish.
allmyvinyl (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a big,bubbly tan head. Aromas of pine, resin and roast. Taste has more chocolate notes, big hop bitterness. Bit fizzy, but very nice.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pelt Trader. Pours a very murky dark brown with a medium creamy beige head that doesn’t even dissipate. Nose shows loads of piney hops and tropical fruits with heavy grapefruit. Some would say it’s over the top hoppy but I enjoy it. Some heavy liquorice in the taste with grassy hops and a very smokey bacon driven note. Some orange comes through. The smoked malts are a little overwhelming for my liking. Solid stuff
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at The York Tap. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. A beautiful upfront hop aroma of pine and grapefruit before light chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is quite present and also quite bitter with a long roasty malt, dark chocolate, pine and grapefruit linger. Stunning!
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle at Øltorget, Mathallen Oslo. Pitch black color, good offwhite foam / slightly brownish. Immediately hoppy, some roasted aromas, coffee, licorice: medium high aroma intensity. Medium: full body & high complexity . Solid bitterness - ok balance. Very enjoyable
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JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the BeerTemple. Dark black pour with lacy tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, roasty, nice piney hop, light licorice. Taste is bitter, roasty and piney, lingering dark chocolate flavor. Palate is medium bodied with light-med carbonation. Nice.
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells like a weak IPA, taste folows
black IPA... doesnt taste any diffrent to me than an IPA , eyes closed...
and the fact this is very mediocer... nah, would rather drink something else than ...
but this aint bad at all , there’s just way better out there
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. BB Aug 2014.
App.: Brown-black with a full, light mocha head.
Aroma: Rich pine/resin and citrus peel, quite hoppy and vibrant, a touch bright/acidic, some roasted malt character, vaguely woody/smoky, maybe some caramel/treacle support.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, fine, elegant effervescence.
Flav.: A nice blend of potent hops and sufficient dark-roasted malt support, more malt than the nose with limited chocolate and coffee notes, pine/resin and citrus peel dominate, with a slightly tangy, vinous character as accent, quite a nice BIPA; dry with decent bitterness and a long, resinous, slightly roasted finish.
For me, this is an excellent Black IPA.
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. I’m not sure this is the beer I asked for but here goes. Aroma is roast and light tart earthy mushroom. Opaque black pour with a persistent light tan head. Flavour is mineral, smooth roast coffee and earthy hop. Light sour raspberry in the finish. Body is a touch light.