melonfarmer (7) - - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml- pitch black pour - nice light brown solid head that lasts - loads going on - aroma tropical fruits, shoe polish - with eyes closed it tastes like a hoppy amber ale - great example of what a Black IPA should be (to me anyway)
Makaveli (25) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Keg / Royal Albert / New Cross / £6.50. Dark brown appearance with a slightly beige of white head. This beer has an amazing hoppy aroma, more so fruit & citrus rather than pine or grass. Taste wise it reminded me a pale ale with a bit of roasted malt. Amazing well balanced. One of my favourite beers
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows soft roasted and toasty malt along with a bready character and spicy, piny and fruity hops.
Similar flavours, with more roasted malt and caramel followed by a massive resinous and piny hop hit.
Marduk (3829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown, almost black color. Nice red hue. Medium size, beige head, stays. Hoppy, fruity, citrus, faint roast in aroma. Nice aroma. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, grapefruit in taste. Fruity hops in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Light body. No alcohol detected, but then again I’m pretty drunk. Nice drinkability.
martjoobolut (1461) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Pours dark brown-black with beige head. Small head stays. Aroma is roast, hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is bitter, roast, citrus, grapefruit, berries. Finish is long citric and roast bitter. Overall: very nice.
suurjuust (1717) - ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Brown beer, beige head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango. Flavor is hops forward, nice grapefruit in the medium bitter finish. Lingering bitter grapefruit.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg in the Heaton Hop, Manchester. Pours deep brown, almost black with a cream head. Sweet pineapple aroma. The taste starts bitter with spice and lots of pine. Underlying coffee and chocolate. Delicious.
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Sheffield Tap. Yep magic indeed. Malts come through in the last third. Über hopped and unctuous. Resinous, not super tropical but vegetal. A velvet beast.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is greapefruit, roasted, taste is dry roast, fruity, dry toffee.
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is fabulous, and something different from the rest. Has roast, caramel, chocolate and something that tastes like light anise or some other herb. Great balance. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
ElManana (1034) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Borefts 2014. Appearance is black, dark brown, no head. Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, little bit roast. Taste is hoppy, roast, citrus. Very hoppy Black IPA. Lovely.