Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to SlackerMads during the IoW Jolly. It pours darkest ruby with a medium beige head. The nose is rich, juicy, roasted malt, orange peel, sherbet, tobacco and dark chocolate. The taste is rich, roasted malt, pepper, good deal of bitterness, dark chocolate, wood, coffee and some acidity with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather well-rounded and supremely drinkable. Great low abv black IPA action.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Black Lion. Pours black with a beige head. Pine hops, fruits, roasted malts in the aroma. Malty, even slightly salty flavor with a lot of tropical fruits hops.
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Non esaltantissima al naso ma un’ottima Black IPA che ha un finale bello amaro. Solite note caffettose e tostate. Buon corpo. Fondo amaro, non certo da compromesso, sono andati giù abbastanza spiani e quindi lo sbilanciamento finale un pochino c’è. Tutto sommato ottima se piace lo stile.
redrover (2) - Milan, ITALY - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk at Rievoca Beershop (Vimodrone, Milan, Italy) on tap and available also in bottle.
Obviously very black, whit a brown-beige quite persistant head.
Nose is very fruity, with some grass and herb from the pacific hops.
Once in your mouth it taste very bitter with a nice corrispondance between nose and mouth. Again a lot of fruit with some herbal and grass tastes in the end.
Low abv and -quite- low carbonation make it so drinkable even if the biterness is very high.
Surely to try if you love hops and bitterness.
BRW (985) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with beige head. Grass, hops, roasted and coffee aroma. Bitter, grass, roasted, coffee and chocolate taste. Medium body.
Aresh (25) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice fruity aroma, sadly though the taste is not nearly as good and somewhat empty bitter.
martjoobolut (654) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,66L bottle, BB 30.03.2015. Pours dark brown-black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, and hops. Taste is roast, coffee bitter, pine with some sour notes. Finish is intense roast bitter. Overall: very nice brew.
SilverfoX (259) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
beautiful floral hoppy aroma, massively thick black body with tight white head, A big sweet floral then bitter aftertaste, full bodied and slightly fizzy. very, very good.
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, brown head. Nose is hops, citrus, cocoa powder, roast, malt. Flavor is roast, malt, some chocolate hints, assertive roasty-hoppy bitterness in the finish. Simplistic and roasty, light palate.