The_Osprey (3047) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014
March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)
Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Very deep brpwn liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, light ash, licorice, fresh hops, citrus, mango and light toast. Taste is very light sweet and medium to high bitter with notes of coffee, fresh hops, citrus and light ash. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.
Cam_Dynamite (94) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bours black with a thick tan head. Nose is very grass, herbal, pine. Taste is malt, pine, coffee. I love the earthy feel to it - solid bro
tandembrauer (549) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at home. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine needles, citrus. Taste bitter, roasted, with a little malt sweetness.
flying_pig (1125) - SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle in Harrild & Sons, London (£5.50):
This one was a really excellent black IPA, quite possibly one of the best that I’ve tried of the style to date (I’m not 100% sure but it is certainly up there anyway). Juicy, flavoursome & really refreshing to drink, this one was an excellent tasting beer that went down in no time at all. After finishing the majority of the bottle I realised the beer had been bottles just over one year ago but this definitely didn’t seem to have a negative impact on the taste, the beer was superb & it’s one I’ll be hoping to pick up again now.
Johnstledger8 (187) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours pitch black with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of pine, grassy, biscuit, hint of chocolate. Taste is of coffee, citrus, pine, some signs of the alcohol on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation.
elbernays (848) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl in beer market. Pours black with reddish hues. Cat all over this, Meadow grass,toast, some chocolate fighting through. Roast malts, grass, chocolate, light coffee. Full luscious body. Long grassy finish. Gorgeous.
burgundydrinker (7) - - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl dans une tulipe Duvel. Robe noir foncé avec des reflets rouges et un bon col de mousse beige bien aérée. Un arôme résineux et citronné, fruité (mûre, cassis). En bouche on perçoit tout de suite le houblon avec une touche herbeuse et rafraichissante, peut être du raisin rouge, puis un final torréfié avec du caramel et des notes de café. Belle amertume durable, mais pas envahissante. Une très bonne bière, dont on ne se lasse pas, riche et rafraichissante. Je prend toujours soin d’en avoir une ou deux sous le coude!
caesar (5771) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de Molen Beershop, bottled 19/2/15 BB 19/2/16, large sample. Dark brown color, big frothy light brown head. Big aroma of piney and citrussy hop, slight roast and hint of cookie. Medium bitterness in taste, some roast, slight cookie sweetness. Slight thin in body, but the aroma makes up for that. Good beer.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Buxton Tap House, Buxton. Pours mahogany with a really light layer of cream froth. Mild pine hop aroma. The taste is bitter with pine initially before chocolate and liquorice. Nice balance between roasted malt and hop profiles. Really good.
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
KØLF 141114. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate, pine, orange, citrus. Very nice beer.