Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is hops with some background sweetness. The beer is black with a nice tan head which retains well. Whilst the aroma is average the flavour is excellent. Dark chocolate and liquorice with a dry and medium bitter finish. This is the first time I have tried a Black IPA and hopefully it wont be the last.
mr_h (2817) - 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 (635) - 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 (3246) - 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.
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a beige head. Caramel, licorice and dark fruit aroma. Flavours of licorice toffee, marmite and coffee. Good bitter linger on the palate. Roasty dry bitter finish.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 14/05/14. A black beer with an off-white bubbly head. A hoppy beer. Dark roasty notes too and quite a lot of bitterness. Not too subtle; in fact a little harsh. Aroma is too thin. Tasty enough just not satisfying.
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencer in Banbury. Very dark brown with ruby highlights and Cream Head. This is quite a smooth and silky beer, there is a burnt woody note, some liquorice, some damson fruitiness alongside a bitter hoppiness. Very decent indeed.
zacgillbanks (2264) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Team Valley. This is a very dark brown-black beer with ruby red highlights. It has a very rich chocolate and red fruity flavour, smoky notes and bitter orange and citrus on the creamy smooth finish.
Mr_Pink_152 (650) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Deep black colour with a long lasting tan head. Aroma and flavours are dark roast lifted by mellow hops. Nice beer.
CraftBeerNick (861) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in garden, 16th March 14. Smells pretty good, taste is fine, palate, too fizzy. OK to try, meantime beers are average these days