stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness 
Black, thin ruby edges on glass, thin tan head, some lacing
Aroma - soft citrus, hint of chocolate, light aroma
Taste soft roasted malts, touch of cola, some sweet dark malts, touch of chocolate, citrus hops, dab of piney hop, nice touch of floral hop, well balanced...good flavour but rather light though...i like BIPAs to be fairly robust
Palate - Medium carb, bit over carbonated thin to medium body. Soft mouthfeel, light bitterweet palate. Finish as main flavour with a soft linger with some roasted dark malts coming through
Overall - A black IPA with a mellow stouty flavour with some soft citrus and a dab of floral hop in there. ...there are many variations of BIPAs out there - this is the style I like.....Must try this in cask one day
jamestulloch (2121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Dark brown body with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of coffee, shower gel, chocolate dust and raisin. Flavour of wood, lightly roasted malt, ash and a peppery finish. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. A bit wishy washy - neither rich nor powerfully hopped.
tlind2 (1298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown color (not black), tan head. Strong piny hop aroma. Hoppy flavor with roasted notes, coffee and grapefruit. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Interesting.
sblsimone85 (355) - USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.We could tell you it’s a black IPA, and if we did we would be letting you into a great secret. But as you don’t believe in black IPA, you can just pass over this beer and move back to your dark mild as after all, black beer shouldn’t taste this good.
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fein zu Beginn mit einer vernünftigen Portion an Hopfen, etwas Kaffee und Röstmalzen. Darüberhinaus erstaunlich viel Perlung, eine feine Süffig- und Trinkbarkeit. Getreidige Stellen, absolut in Ordnung.
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ordered in UK. The beer has got a deep black colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of hops, roast and coffee. Taste of fresh hops, mild chocolate, woods, forrest, citrus fruits. Very quaffable and smooth to drink. Good beer.
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Live rating of a 330 ml bottle from Morrison poured into a fat Tulip. Blackcurrant and mild Havana cigar aroma. Deep ruby with a creamy off white foam. Astringent, ashy, Spanish liquorice, coffee, and red fruit, but with a dominating bitterness that may be off-putting for some. Actually, it becomes more rounded as you work down the glass. Full bodied, slick mouth feel, bitter finish. Would probably work well with robustly spiced food, alone, I’m not so sure. Just had a look at my stats, and this is second bottom out of 11 Black IPA’s: About right.
blackradioboy (107) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Morrisons. I hate this. Why? It is so astringent and unpleasant. There is nothing good to say about it. It's been 10 minutes from my last sip and the taste of Code Black is still doing nasty things in my mouth - just sitting there in it's horrible, bitter way. Awful! Mouthwash please.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pastymc (30) - Niscemi, ITALY - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia da 33cl
Di color bruno scuro, con sfumature ambrate; bel cappello di schiuma color nocciola, pannosa, persistente. Al naso gli aromi tostati e affumicati del malto si sposano bene con quelli erbacei ed agrumati del luppolo, con tocco leggermente etilico. In bocca entra ancora tostata, poi subito luppolo, agrumi, arancia, per un intenso finale di caffè e cioccolato. L’amaro finale la rende secca quel tanto che basta a richiedere un altro sorso. Carbonazione vivace, corpo medio-alto. Ottimo equilibrio; black ipa ben fatta.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
danlo (1637) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Morrisons supermarket. Pours dark reddish brown with a beige foam head leaving lacing. Aroma is floral fruity tropical hoppy with some roasted and coffee notes. Taste of roasted malt, earthy, chocolate, coffee, with some citrus orange & grapefruit hop resin bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable BIPA.
Towey1989 (602) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown colour with a foamy beige head. Initial aroma of lemon, orange, some menthol then a little liquorice, some chocolate and toasty malt. Taste of lemon, orange, chocolate, roasted malt, some grapefruit, raisin and a little coffee. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, citrusy bitterness with some roastiness in the finish. A decent black IPA with some citrus and malt flavours. There’s better alternatives though.