Mr_Pink_152 (2737) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried at the Lincoln TapHouse & Kitchen. Almost black colour with a light tan head. Black. Big things on this beer were. Roasted malt. Citrus fruit. Fresh and zesty taste. Great beer with a fresh finish. roasted malt. Really nice fresh finish.
jamestulloch (2700) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Mild dusty hop aroma. Juicy orange notes.
Appearance: Very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing.
Taste: Well balanced. Coffee with fruit notes. The taste isn’t very powerful.
Palate: Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation.
Overall: A decent Black IPA, but I’ve had better (namely Thornbridge’s Raven, Brewdog’s Libertine Black Ale and Moor’s Illusion).
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a very thin tan head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, chocolate, distinct grapefruit taste in the background, slight bitterness. Rich and complex. Another quality brew from the excellent Magic Rock.
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh
Very dark brown black....ruby light edges...frothy tan head...good lacing
Aroma - Very hoppy...grass hops..bit musty...damp hay..some grapefruit in the background...dark caramel malts...whiff of car tyre...much more hops than malts
Taste - Loads of hops..grassy..some spicy hops..citrus grapefruit more prominent than aroma....resinous..dark caramel and roasted malts in the background
Palate - soft carb..medium....bitter hops......citrus tang. Finish of grapefruit and grassy hops...lots of bitterness but not too much...wee bit of coffee in the lingering tail
Overall - I prefer Black IPAs to be more ’stouty’ than this which is very much more towards the IPA part of the spectrum but the hops have great flavour in this beer. I still prefer Thornbridge Raven over this but it’s still a great beer
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Black pour with a beige head. Sweetcorn, blackcurrant and blackberry nose. Nice. Dark fruit flavour with a hint of malt and caramel. Quite a smooth character. Long bitter-sweet finish.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light toasted malts, floral hops, light pine. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light honey, then bitters intensify, toasted malts, floral hops, dry finish. Overall: nice Black IPA, good aroma, well-balanced. Pint at Craft Beer Co, Brixton.
Tide (2570) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, roasted malts, citrus, pine and coffee. Bitter finish with coffee and grapefruit. Excellent black IPA.
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg York tap. Black good beige head. Aroma is dark fruits pine hops. Taste is dark berries good malts great strong pine long hoppy bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Proper BIPA this, lovely jubbely!
gegwilson (2546) - 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.
Davros (2545) - 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.