Cimbasso (295) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Edinburgh (thanks Rory and Rachel!). Pours black with a good tan head. Malt and citrus aromas. The taste has plenty of roasted malts, with the associated coffee and chocolate flavours, but mixed in with grassy and bitter hops. There is a distinct, astringent gooseberry/grapefruit flavour along with the charred malt taste. It is a bit like the flavour of a slightly caramelised baked grapefruit, if you can imagine such a thing. An interesting and original beer, but I find the roasted flavours do not combine particularly well with the more citrusy notes.
prawlie (1208) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Toasty, dry black IPA. Lightly roasted. Enjoyable stuff but lacks complexity. A touch of golden syrup.
Travlr (13718) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear very dark maroon brown color. Aroma of light cocoa. Taste has bitter fruity chocolate. OK.
Mr_Pink_152 (1221) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from brewery via eebria. Deep black colour, with tan head. Aroma has hops and roasted malt. The taste has chocolate, hops, roasted malts. Nice bitter finish.
Pyrmont (10) - - NOV 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fine malted smell. Good taste at first, but there are much after-taste, which leave it a little bit boring. Nice dark/black color.
gegwilson (1535) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours mahogany with a good foamy cream head. Pine in the aroma and flavour, but not overly prominent. Plenty of roasty flavour. Creamy coffee and a little liquorice. Enjoyable.
ElDesmadre (1776) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Green hoppy aroma of grass, gooseberry and citrus. Soft, creamy mouthfeel luckily dominating the astringent bitterness, with a pleasant maltiness providing the beer with notes of earth, chocolate and forest fruit. Quaffable and tasty.
Iznogud (1009) - CROATIA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Fyne Ales Brewery Bar & Shop. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hops. Bitter finish.
SNL (323) - - OCT 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very dark, small tan head.
Not much IPA nose or taste, reminded me mostly of a porter.
Soft carbonation, heavy body.
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is light chocolate, taste is smoky dark roasted malts and fruity hops.