Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Black IPA
Millom, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

stravale's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [160213]
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Catch up rate. Bottle from Rheged, Penrith. Nice BIPA, good bitterness, not as raw as others. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3044) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
Pours black with a medium foamy off white head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, peach, orange, citrus. Taste is roasted and fruity with a nice balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
33cl bottle shared with kermis and Jmgreenuk. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour Nice bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11262) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Clear dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, pine, citrus and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is grassy lemon hop, some yeast notes. The flavour is moderate bitter with a surprisingly smooth, light, grassy hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7057) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2016
Decent easy drinkable bipa. Just a bit to over carbonated. Black color with a fine beige head. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a bit to rich carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Dark malt, pine, hoppy and fruity flavor.
[Bottle from myBrewerytap.com in Leatherhead, England]

Brewery #1400

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (417) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a deep brown-black colour with a tight off-white head. Strong aroma of peppery hop, spruce and slightly funky. Taste is very bitter indeed. Almost mineral-like palate with some sappy malt background. Very dry finish. Not bad, but these black IPAs aren’t really my thing. I wouldn’t have more than one in a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle chaired by Björn, thanks. Huge beighe fluffy head. Brown color. Fruity aroma. Big bitterness with a tuch of dark malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma is raisins, earthy and a hint of cherry. A sweet cherry taste that gives way to an earthy middle and a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotty (1157) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Clean, dark copper in colour, thickish head, perhaps a bit too big bubbled, but it lasts well. Lots of roasted malt on the nose, also present on the palate where some nice citrus hops appear as well. Quite a big mouthful flavour wise, a good lingering finish....nice!

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