danlo (910) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a black colour, tan head which slowly diminishes leaving lots of lacing and aroma of pine & citrus resin hop, roast coffee. Taste is a juicy sweet fruity roast malt and dry pine resin grapefruit citrus hop bitterness with some earthy coffee notes. Smooth mouth feel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering warming dry bitter finish. Nicely balanced and very drinkable black IPA.
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle at Euston Tap, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dry toasted malts, some floral hops, and very dry notes. Flavour brings out very dry roasted / toasted malts, pungent piney hops, and dry bread. Very dry body, full of toasted malt and dry piney hops. Excellent black IPA - one of the best British beers out there.
daniele (4899) - ITALY - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza note fruttate frutta esotica leggero agrumato in tocco resinoso leggere note torrefatte buon amaro
stoutnick (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is a great and very sessional black ipa. Mellow malt and late tasty bitterness; fruitiness from hops. Nice bitter finish. Very good black ipa. Solid and drinkable.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great taste. Aromas of chocolate and liquorice, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Creamy palate. Black, with a frothy head.
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Babajan, April 2013.
Black with a creamy slightly tan head. Soft and nicely drinkable with light roasted malt, licorice, hops, grape. The finish was bitter.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
120413. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours dark mud like black with a nice head. Aroma dark malts, licorice. Dry palate. Not Bad.
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Completely black with rich off white head. Aroma of pear and sweaty grapefruit with notes of licorice. Mid sweet with near full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and minty grapefruit, some dark chocolate. Really bitter finish. Impressive with its flavour intensity and relaxed malt profile.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, light licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and modrate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.