Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Black IPA
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A black IPA. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of citrus and pine. Flavour is similar with more citric hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5291) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Keg at the brewery tap in Henley. The first sunny Friday afternoon of the summer, so what better to do than head over to the Lovibond brewery tap in Henley. After a sample of this I decided it was the perfect beer to drink sitting in their garden watching the world go by.

. Itís pitch black in colour with a tawny tint against the light and a thin cream head; the aroma was hard to identify at first - I picked up wood smoke and licorice, but in the end I decided it most reminded me of warm, freshly laid, tarmac. Itís soft in the mouth, and there is an immediate impact from the hops which are assertive and mellow at the same time, and are supported rich, slightly tarry, malts that give a slight sweetness that offsets the dryness of the hops well. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
On cask at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a very dark ruby colour with a decent light tan head. A lovely aroma of blackcurrant, pine, roasty malt, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
keg at 9a. Black with decent tan head. Aroma has a nice grapefruit hit ruined by a cheesy vegetal note, cabbage, sweat. Taste is similar, grapefruit, nutty cheese, cabbage, some nice toffee and molasses also. Cold and fizzy (a good thing) with a bitter finish. The hops are a mess here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Keg at brewery... Dark brown... Big tan head... Soft dark roast... Bitter malts... Too cold too fizxy... Burnt cho olate... Stick 3.5 well i assumed this is unfined 69 ... but if it is its hell of a unfied beer .. black (at holyrood 9A) .... zezty pine hop nose ... too fizzy ... wzy too fizzy ... little cold ... juicy roast malts ... rich pine ... zezt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8567) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon 20.04.12 Looks pretty black in colour with light beige head. Not so bitter from the outset, though the bitterness does tend to open up and cut through some dark roastiness and molasses actually I get quit a blast of caramel initially but the bitterness swiftly reigns this in. Soft in the mouth, some burnt flavours occasionally pop up. Another beer that Iím really enjoying from Lovibonds. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Keg @ The White Horse. Deep brown with a medium tan head. The nose is peppery, caramel and plenty of toffee. The taste is lightly hoppy, with plenty of toasty grain, more chewy caramel. Not the hoppy beast I was expecting but still quite pleasant. Sweet and sticky. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort.

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