Camons (10108) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ The Gun IPA Festival, London. Pours hazy dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruity hops, grapes, grapefruit. Flalvor is malt, fruity hops, grass, grapefruit. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 150913
Fin (9480) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 I’m really enjoying from Lovibonds. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Bat. Nice change after some fairly bog-standard pale ales elsewhere. Dark brown more than black, but good citrus hop notes balancing the roastiness. Some chocolate in the mix, and a grapefruit note. Creamy, good carbonation, long finish. Really nice.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Lovibonds tap takeover Brewdog Camden. Hazrd chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting thin cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts, light roast, toast, pine resin hop. Flavour is composed of burnt toast, pinch of caramel. Lemon and piney hop, toast in the finish. Palate is semi sweet, medium body, little nice sticky resin, highish carbonation. Good black IPA.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Nettle & Rye, Bristol 16/2/2016. Hazy and deep brown, with a decent, off-white, head. Orange fruits, red berries, caramel, a touch of toastiness, before a dryish finish with a hint of pine. Good.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewdog Camden. Clear deep ruby-brown, solid fizzy offwhite head. Very light roasty aroma, acidic coffee and green fruit. Taste follows, but very big malt/cocoa and coffee. Thick, slick and well carbonated, burnt-bitter finish. Very nice!
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BD Shep Bush. It pours brown with amber edges. Medium beige head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is spot on with woody notes along citrus, lime, pine needles, roasted malts. Taste is similarly balanced between roasted notes and hops. More wood, roasted malts, grassy piney hops and long bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. A textbook example of the style. Good.
berkshirejohn (5956) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
It’s 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. It’s 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.
JohnRMurdoch (4313) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ BrewDog. Very dark brown (almost black), good head. Hoppy coffee aroma & flavour. Dry aftertaste. Nice one.