leebotton (284) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy light chocolate aroma with roasty notes. Black with a nice cappucino head. Mouthfeel is silky, thick and soft with a creaminess and the flavour is milk chocolate, roast chocolate, subtle hints of freshly ground coffee and very light hoppy notes introducing a peppery spice flavour. Really, really good. The only criticism I have is that there is the slightest metallicity to the aroma and flavour, reminiscent of some what I call; ’Supermarket beers’. I don’t think that these are bottle conditioned, which would be better and would probably allow the flavours to shine to the maximum extent. Here they seem ever so slightly sedated by something.
JKaranka (48) - Cardiff, WALES - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In minikeg at an opening at Third Floor Gallery last night.
Lovely roast and fresh hop aroma. The flavour is more stout like than other black IPAs, with roast and chocolate going hand in hand with fruity and floral hops. It just looks and feels like a nice pint. It is very drinkable, making it easy to get a few pints (maybe a bit dangerous, actually!). It is incredibly rounded for what it is, not as unbalanced as some IPAs or export stouts out there.
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Isis, Sunderland. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Quite creamy in the mouth with coffee flavours,but also lots of hoppy bitterness. Nice.
Beersiveknown (3654) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was almost a dark saison with coriander and chocolate on the nose and a spicy lemon peel taste and bitter finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 16/05/12. A near black beer with a ruby hue and an off-white head. Great grapefruity hops in the nose which carry through to the mouth where they are joined by roasty malts. A very tasty beer with great depth of flavour and bitterness. Unlike a lot of BIPAs, the taste exceeds the aroma.
Gethinbeer (2267) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep ruby, almost black pour with a great frothy head. Lovely fruit malt aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted malt flavour. Wood, earthy notes. Very nice beer. Bet its gorgeous on tap.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (handpump) @ GWBCF2011 - Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, Cardiff Interantional Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, Wales.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, moderate pine, fresh wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Good work Gazza - for me the best beer of the day ! >;O) 
FatPhil (10090) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Wed)
7+ A beautifully rich roast, but some lovely citrussy hops jump right up your nose too - great!
4 Black, small head.
8 A perfect balance between chocolatey malt, and exciting fresh aromatic hops. Puts a smile on your face.
4 However, there’s no lack of bitterness either. A lovely zest bite and tingle. I have to repeat the balance, the finsh is just a joy to have in your mouth. It matters not about the 5.5%, this is so wondrously quaffable.
16 THIS IS A GREAT BEER!
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks gethinbeer. Deep brown pour with a thin white head. The aroma is slightly salty with notes of soft roast and some earthy peppery character as well. A little bit of light date and some anise as well. Some earthy herbal hoppiness as well as a soft toasted malt base. Sort of rich and hoppy. Lovely really.
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Gigantic beige head , i love getting beige head. I dig Black IPA -strange to think only acknowledged as a style on the database last year ....they probably are nothing more than hoppy stouts or whatever the concept !!! Chocolate roast covered over grapefruit aroma . Drinks pretty good , dry roast, rich chocolate - grapefruit hop punch. That roasty malt dryness and hop dryness is good mix on the palate. A quality , well executed beer.