viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty. Spicy black ipa, with some bitter green hops, syrup or treacle like overlay. Top effort.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Tap at the brewery tap room, London. It pours a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is grainy with bread, dried leaves and caramel. Taste is lightly sweet, with notes of grain, corn, toffee, candy sugar, bread. Finish is mildly dry with some grass and hay. Overall, nice BIPA
AtronSeige (797) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Medium-high hops, citrus, Medium roasty.
Appearance: Body: Very dark, Nearly opaque, red highlights.Head: Small, light-brown. Fair retention.
Flavour: Medium-high hops, citrus, resin. Medium sweetness, Medium roastiness. Medium-high bitterness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness, resin and roasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Slight warming.
Overall: Very well balanced beer. Highly enjoyable.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
23. Specialty Beer (Black IPA)
14B. American IPA
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [thanks for bringing this jmgreenuk] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, full sized lightly creamy off-white to beige head that lasts for a long time and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts and nicely hoppy. Taste malts, slightly roasted malts and a lot of hops. The beer is very nice, but I think a black IPA should be a mix of roasted malts and hops and in this case the hops dominate the roastyness, so it’s not completely balanced. In the end though, it’s a nice hoppy, nicely bitter beer with a decent malty base and I like it a lot. And after all, that’s what’s most important isn’t it?
jackl (5282) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ London Fields. Deep reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is pretty nutty. Toasted brown bread smothered in Nutella and toffee. Not a lot of personality. A more 3-dimensional set of flavors. Bitter medicinal herbal hops. Somewhat dank. Plenty of cheesecake. Hints of tart blackberry. Ashy roasted malt. Very dry on the finish. Strong carbonation, somewhat oily. A bit all over the place.
pricey290483 (606) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark in colour beer but not to much in taste quite a nice one but wouldn’t want to drink it all night
Niall73 (2100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at the brewery tap room. Pours a very dark reddy brown with an off white head. Nice aroma with hints of coffee, choc, lemon, pine... Medium body, medium carbonation. Grapefruit, dark choc, coffee cake, lemon, wood, pine... Nice balance. Tasty.
mR_fr0g (4508) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the tap room dark black colour . aroma is nice caramel smooth roast. Flavour is nutty caramel piney hop. Some eggy farts. Nice earthy roast finish. Slightly ashy. Some top notch shit.
tommann (2967) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is juicy, papaya, passionfruit and cocoa. Taste has coffee and papaya to start and a bitter chocolate finish.
jmgreenuk (5289) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin and bubbly off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt, spicy hops, a little citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a big grass nettle hop spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Really great black IPA. One of rhe best I’ve had for sure. Just love those hops and the malty smoothness.
harrisoni (14460) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at London Fields Tap Room. Near black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate Belgian chocolate flavour. Some dark fruit. Some dark plum and damson sharp flavour. Decent hop. Interesting but has little body.