anders37 (17939) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity @ The Falcon, Clapham Junction SW11. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hitns of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at haymarket bar ... deep black... thin tan head ... soft coffee dark roast nose ... big mellow coffee roast ... light bitter pin hop back bone ... mellow coffee and pine linger
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Haymarket. A black beer with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of pine, passion fruit, grapefruit and chocolate. Pine and alcohol flavours upfront. Mild carbonation.
dynamiteninja (1614) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Medium tan head. Black body. Hoppy, fruit, citrus. Very bitter, Dry finish.
worldbeertaste (1702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Greapfruit and pine smell with a light roast malt. Blackish brown with a red tint with a bubbly lasting tan head. Light and very thin, almost watery. The thinness makes it very easy to drink. Taste of grapefruit, pine, roast malt and caramel. Quite hoppy on the middle with a citrus finish. Nice and easy to drink. A little too thin.
larsniclas (5791) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Swan, London
Black with a creamy head.
Grassy and roasted in both aroma and flavour.
Pretty low bitterness.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- citrus with light roasted aroma
A - dark and frothy
T - light orange sweetness with roasted bitter
P - full and soft
O - good
imdownthepub (10777) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Easington Hotel, Banbury (Ember Inns). Almost black with cream head. Initial darly roasted malts make way for a slightly sweet, oily hop flavour, leafy, grassy, nicely bittering. Lots of depth and character, a very pleasing beer.
Leighton (12272) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The White Hart, Nicholson’s, London. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, foamy and off-white head. Looks good. Holds a lovely aroma of pine, grapefruit and moderate roasted malts. The flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma but it’s still decent. Some semi-hard roasted malts, light baking cocoa, pine and grapefruit are all in there. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderate roast finish with short bitterness, some light sweetness, definite saltiness, light resins and some dark fruits creeping in. A respectable black IPA.