Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton, 28/05/14.
Light black with a big old tan covering that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, liqourice, light soap, red berry fruits, cocoa powder.
Taste comprises light roast, smoke, spice, floral notes, dark berry tang, dollop of honey.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying lightly hopped close.
Entry level CDA.
mabel (6777) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5900-20131005] Tap. Roasted fishy plastic aroma. Hazy, brown black body with no lasting head. Roasted leaves and mild bitter malt orange notes in the flavour. Medium-full body is not surprisingly flat considering its history. Good. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4+
(@ Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill, ON)
Overheard: "The banana wants to ask a question."
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black coloured beer with a medium to large creamy head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, hops, and chocolate. Taste has weak touch of licorice, lots of hops and a nice coffee finish. Medium to heavy palate.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in CPH at Barleywine. Pours clear, dark brown with a frothy, khaki head. The has toasty, grainy bread, hints of grapes. Light to medium sweet flavor with lots of ripe, dark fruits, mellow bitterness brown bread and cereal. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, further toasty cereal, grapes, berries. Extremely simplistic and almost devoid of hops. OK, sort of.
Scopey (7440) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is toasty, earthy, figgy pudding, prune, plum, candy and sugar. The taste is bitter-sweet, candy, plum, prune, sherbet, roasted malt and liquorice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, easy-going fruity black IPA,
ken1 (1041) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: hoppy and sweet and yeast
Flavor: floral bitter with a roasted aftertaste.
Color: very dark reddish brown with a light brown head.
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a large creamy tan head. Light citrus and soapy hops, caramel, light roasted malt, kind of low on flavour. Medium body, oily/thin texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and thin.
angel77 (1093) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2013. Una black ipa bastante fácil de beber a pesar de sus 7 vol. Cuerpo medio. Color negro con espuma algo oscura no muy persistente. Aromas y sabores tostados con no mucho amargo final. No esta mal.
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Very dark brown, small off white head, almost no lacing. Aroma and taste, roasted malts, hops, fruity. Thin body. Sweet hoppy aftertaste, with roasted notes.
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light coffee and roasted aromas. pours black with a frothy white head. Taste light bitter. palate is thin, with a average carbonation and a short aftertaste.