Desverger (1153) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(cask@Catford Bridge Tavern) Poured dark brown/black with a nice tan coloured head, medium body and healthy lacing. Aroma and taste off roasted/smoky grainy bitter malts and caramel and pine. Impressive.
evergreen0199 (1767) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at London Drinker festival 2014, Kings Cross, London. A black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, quite bitter.
sschwab (46) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at London Drinker 13.3.14. Another for the dubious ’black ipa/ porter’ decision board. I’d argue this one could sit either side, but regardless it was very decent, and with such a high acid hop like apollo they are justified in calling it ipa. Nice thin black appearance with a warm aroma and little fizz. Taste is quite bitter, almost sweet and salty, with less of the citrus notes you’d get in an ipa, but a strong increasingly grassy bitter finish which is quite welcome. Really good stuff - one for an autumn night.
minutemat (745) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ London Drinker Beer Festival 2014. Another new London brewery for me and it’s not too bad. Malt focussed with a dash of citrus.
planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Good Taste Food and Drink, Crystal Palace. Black pour with an off-white head which soon dissipates. Low carbonation. Aromas of blackberries, raisin and licorice. Flavours of licorice, chocolate and berries. Sharp hop finish.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ivy House. Pours clear ruby brown with a small sticky khaki head. Nose is quite coffee forward with a little bit of ash and citric hops. Taste is woody and coffee with slight burnt undertones followed by citrus and light jammy apricot. A decent BIPA
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are nutty with coffee and dark chocolate. Grapefruit with woody notes and pepper. Creamy with peppery spices. Flavours are bittersweet dark chocolate with gritty, nutty coffee and a pithy grapefruit bitterness. Some traces of plastic. Nice, though.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ EBF15 2013, 15th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark roasted, hop bitter, citrus - grapefruit, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
madmitch76 (13081) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th November 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Very moderate carbonation. The light touch of dark malts bring mellow coffee and mild roast bitterness. Little orange marmalade hop bring mild bitterness before the semi dry finish. Not bad but pretty malt led.
belgis (57) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my style,but still interesting. My first black IPA, probably I just need some more tasting in this area. Aroma great and deep, but malt is masking everything else.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Egham BF XV. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter hoppy chocolate finish.