jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. The pour’s deep brownish black with a medium tan head. The nose is charred grain, chocolate, some grass. The taste is light tropical fruit hoppiness (pineapple), ballasted with plenty of earthy roasted grains and coffee bitterness. Light chocolate. Medium body, smooth. Overall, pretty decent stuff!
Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at By the Horns Brewery & Tap Room, in company of Loz, Ang & Nick (By the Horns brewer) Summerstown, London, consumed Saturday 14th December 2013 Pours dark, dark brown verging on black, the head is light beige. Plenty of citrus, quite juicy but with a clear roastiness. Bitterness is strung out think maybe fetting a bit of pithy grapefruit. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6
madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd December 2013
Pigs Ear. As ’Hopslinger Black IPA - Summit & Amarillo’. Light haze on this dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light dry palate. Good fine carbonation. Very mild dark malts with mellow dark chocolate and lactose. Little dark fruits. Light piney hops. Comes together well before a semi dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at Pigs Ear ’13, 05/12/13.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that clears to a swirl.
Nose is dank hops, earthy cocoa, liqourice, light tropical fruits.
Taste comprises bitter hops, light pine, cocoa powder, tropical fruits, earthy feel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry conclusion with a touch of lingering hop bitterness.
Ok CDA, drinkable, but sub par for the style - lacks some punch.
harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pigs Ear 2013. Black beer tan head. Toffee butter aroma not good on a black ipa. Some hop. Not a great black ipa.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from AbM). More or less very deep amber colour (close to back) with a mediumsized beige foamy head, that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is mild chocolate, some roasted notes as well as quite fruity and floral notes. Flavour is rather similar in a quite nice balance. For once a pleasant Black IPA, which doesn’t overdo any of the flavours, but instead making a nice and smooth combination.
Leighton (8745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours black-brown with a strong, beige froth head. Aroma holds modest roast, some juicy citrus, burnt pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with some earthy roast, burnt sugars, dried citrus, dirt, charred wood. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, some dry roast, some lemon, orange. It’s a decent black IPA but it could use some more teeth.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 2nd October 2012. Black with thin tan head. Roast malts and berry fruits in aroma. Rich grapefruit and coffee in-mouth, with the two working well together. Fine citrus finish with some earthiness and plenty of roastiness. Medium body and slightly grainy mouthfeel.