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Ilkley Black Summit

Formerly brewed at Ilkley
Style: Black IPA
Ilkley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
Ot doesn’t sound right, a dark India Pale Ale, but this beer is made with pale malts in the IPA style with just a bit of black and chocolate malts and roasted barley to darken the colour and introduce a roundness to the body. Lots of Summit and cascade hops produce a complex mix off flavours including mango, grapefruit and all round citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011

Cask @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, dusty, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110428]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
14th November 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear dark brown beer, residual tan head. Semi dry palate, very mild carbonation. Odd beer! A tiny bit of dark malt, then quite a strong boiled sweets generic candy sweetness. However it finishes with some bitter piney hop! A bit messy but impossible not to like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2011
cask at bow bar ... deep copper ... thin tan head ...soft pine nose... dark malts ... light bitter hop ... light pine ... too bitter for me ... yeah def too bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Deep brown, oaky highlights. Medium white head. Oaky, slightly vegetabley (pumpkin? Butternut squash?) and coffee nose. Rich, malty, slightly spiced palate with a hint of toasty hops on the finish. Interesting. More of a mild than an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Not a black IPA but rather an imperial black ale? Interesting aroma of coffee, caramel, prunes, raisins and dried fruits. Flavours of coffee, raisins, and a little smoke. Quite bitter and malty with a malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Cask at Bankers Draft, Bedford. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet cereal malt aroma with a fruity sourness. This is also present in the taste, where it resolves itself into something resembling apple, though it’s mainly sweet and tarry, though not oppressively so. Sharp bitter finish. I liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Several pints/halves throughout the day, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 16/07/11. Deep ruby with a fine beige foam. Orange, berries, burnt toast snout. Chilled blueberry and mocha taste; some washy cocoa nuttiness, well done toast, soapy orange. No black IPA but very pleasant-drinking stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Deep chestnut with a dense beige head; autumn fruit aroma; smooth, with a sweet, fruity blackberry flavour and some nutty roasted malts; then a lightly bitter finish. Pleasantly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Dark brown with a firm beige head. Aromas are floral and piney with coffee and dark chocolate. Weetabix with liquorice and hints of citrus and raisin. Flavours are chocolate milkshake with bittersweet pine, bitter grapefruit, gritty coffee and dark chocolate. Peppery and dry to finish. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Albion, Warrington 21/05/2011 Malt and hop aromas. White head. Mid brown coloured floral and hoppy. A little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

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