wmubronco1992 (601) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Huge brown head, looks like root beer shake. Some Grapefruit in the aroma, but lots of chocolate. Flavor of roasty coffee with dark chocolate. Large malty and coffee palate. I’m not a huge black IPA fan, but overall this was pretty good.. The 4 pack I picked up was a year old, but its still pretty drinkable. Not sure what if anything its lost, so will be on the lookout for something fresher.
VictorStr (1199) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart med högt gräddigt kolaskum. Aromen söt rostad malt med viss fruktighet. Smaken är bra balanserad. Humle, chocklad.
Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BrewDog Bristol. Deep black in colour with a medium size off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, citrus and hops. Low in carbonation, medium/full body. Dry, lingering bittersweet finish.
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy Feet pours a very dark brown to black with a thick foamy tan brown head that lasts perhaps a bit too long and is easily agitated. The aroma is pine, dark chocolate and grapefruit. The flavor is dark chocolate and pine with a nutty finish. Overall this is a very nice brew.
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: pine, resin, light toasted notes, dark chocolate. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium frothy beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, dark chocolate, light toasted notes, long dry finish. Overall: fantastic Black IPA, great aroma and palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BottleDog London. Black almost dark brown beer lasting tan head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Some papery chocolate flavour. Bitterness on the finish. It’s a slightly better than usual black ipa buti still struggle to understand why this style exists. Better than most.
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Brewdog. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas are pine and chocolate. Taste is light earthy bitter, some roastiness, chocolate. Medium body, clean finish, not bad.
danlo (1049) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Black-brown colour, big foamy ran head leaving lacing and aroma of roast malt, coffee, citrus pine resin hop. Taste is a nice balance of roasted malt and fruity citrus hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Bottledog - Grays Inn Road, 07/05/14.
Have had this a few times on visits to the United Rates in years gone by, time to catch up with a rating!
Black with a well appointed frothy light tan head of bubbles - pretty pleasing on the eye!
Nose is bitter roast, cocoa powder, mineral notes, tropicana, earthy hops.
Taste comprise bitter grapefruit, dankish hop tones, roasty notes, jammy berry fruit, light smoke, pine resin.
Medium bodied, fine carbontion, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness.
Solid enough CDA - way more drinkable than the 1.5 version which I had a couple of weeks back.
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - near black with thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Nice bitterness in the taste with roasted malts, coffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish. Very good.