The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2015 - Cask at Gravity Station, Cardiff. Black, decent foamy brown head, thick lacing. Aroma is fruity hop, liquorice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is very hop-forward, perfumey, sandalwood perfume, dried flowers, soft malts, straw, assertive woody bitterness. Pretty decent.
Mr_Pink_152 (1529) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from real ale store Newark. Almost black colour with hint of red and a pale tan head. Fruit and luqurice with a light citrus. Taste starts sweet with a bitter finish.
niquillis (1467) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Hop smack aroma, smooth mouthfeel. Some smoke, hint of caramel. So much going on with this. Bloody marvellous but I did somewhat over do it, it ain’t a session ale at 6.5%....
androman (718) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home from Appellation Wines, Edinburgh. Body is nearly black, head is very small, off-white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is light roasty, aroma is pine, herbs, spices, wood, roasted malt. Light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is interesting light herbs, medium lasting roasty bitter, watery side taste. Medium to full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Easy, very tasty, great beer.
digopossobon (327) - MACAE, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muito negra. Belo colarinho. Citrico com torrado. Boa combinação!!! Desceu muito bem!
jackafholmes (550) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at friends of ham, Leeds. Black with a cream head. Aroma is grassy and piney with grapefruit and some lychee. Taste is dry and bitter. Medium body and light carbonation.
Smaskifa (135) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pitch dark stuff, neat head which keeps hanging on. The aroma is dominated by the smoked malts and hops, some coffee, dark choco, intensely dried red berries, resin. The taste starts off pretty neat, easy to pick up the roasted stuff, coffee, choco, and the malts, some intense fruitiness going on as well, hint of licorice. I did however find the end to be too bitter and too dominated by the smoked malts and hops, I also picked up a pretty heavy touch of resin. The beer is very nice until the end which hits you like an Indian lorry overloaded with bitterness. It’s too unbalanced to get a very high score for me. Maybe a few more weeks or months on the bottle would have reduced it.
BlazerT (157) - POLAND - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black with medium, beige, densed head. Average lacing. Poor head lasting. The aroma are mainly roasted malts - dark fruits, a touch o coffe and dark chocolate. Low hoppy (floral, pine aroma). Again dark malts flavours - mainly dark fruits, low to medium bitterness. Dry, average carbonation, slick texture, medium body. Finish is dry and little bitter. In overall average black IPA, It could be more hoppier and intense in the aroma. Quite good drinkable.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of licorice, dark fruit and a splash of coffee. Nice roast laden flavours, a spot of licorice and black treacle here and there. Nice bitter kick. Sharp bitterness in the finish. Tasty.
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from national brewery centre, burton. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and a little citrus. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, charcoal and hops. Very good beer.