YorkshireG73 (38) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of cordite on bottle sniff. Not very BIPA. Slightly acrid taste of when you stick your tongue on the side of a machbox. Slight Burton snatch? Fruity but not citrussy aroma. Smell of old fashoined sweet shop Slight smoke. Long biitter grapefruit finish with smoky bacon hop death. Slight porter note, Good.
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S, Oxford, purchased and consumed the same day with dad, Saturday 8th November 2014 Pours black with a large billowing light beige head. Bitter and roasty with a good malty base. Good black IPA, fruity with some bitter hops showing, really pleasant. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Gary (1421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled ; good fucken beige head ,dimples in it resemble the moon above near black ; nose maybe subtle compred to more in-ya-face in this style but some floral hops covered in chocolate roast , would make an ok room air-freshner ; palate is grassy ,chewey , both bitter hoppy and bitter roast malted creating a nice interplay ; pine , lemon , spice zest -with burnt chocolate ; a pretty nice fucken unity here ; could swill lots of this .
mabuzzer (88) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with thick, tan head. Aroma is all treacle. Coffee, a hint of bitter chocolate and toasted malt. Very thick mouth feel. Not sure I’d class this as an IPA, buy very nice nonetheless
RichardW (1541) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt dominance throughout. The hops are fairly masked by this, which is a shame and, as previous comments state, this could almost be a stout. Still, it has a good flavour, pretty easy drinking, looks great and at £2.39 a bottle (or 3 for £6), it’s well priced. Add more hops!!
davidtjm (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is fruity caramel. Taste is roast malts, coffee, burnt notes, but unfortunately little hops, some bitterness towards the finish; body is light, carbonation is soft. Nice beer, but you could sell this as a stout
blackradioboy (14) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I'm naturally wary of Meantime, having had disappointing beers in the past. Black IPA is pretty good though, it has enough body to please - although the finish could be longer - and I'd buy this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mr_h (3010) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - opaque dark brown, thin tan head, coffee, chocolate roast malty aroma, no lacing, bitter coffee, chocolate, lacking a bit in hops for the style, very bitter finish
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark opquae beer hoppy aroma taste is roasted malts and burnt coffee very bitter finish not great
JohnRMurdoch (3361) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Almost black, reasonable head. Pineapple hop aroma. Woody tar hop flavour. Grapefruity aftertaste. A light well balanced black IPA.