viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, standard fruit aroma, bags of bitter sweet taste, a cindery, powdery edge under the juicy ipa part.
foxo82 (794) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pure Bar, Birmingham. Bitter cough medicine mixed with liquorice. Thin and wine-like in the feel.
at_the_hop (65) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks are deceiving. This tastes and drinks as a hoppy Ipa. Retains a malty character with some dark notes but blind tasted most would say this was a paler beer than it is and capable of session status. Not exceptional but certainly one for the bucket list.
Sjohnh (430) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thatís really nice. Lovely looking draught beer - almost black with a thick creamy head. Medium body. More like an English IPA - more malty caramel than citrus - but this works really well with the roasted malts and chocolate. Pretty fab.
Iznogud (1470) - CROATIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the York Tap, York, UK. Pours black with tan head. Hops, pine, fruits, roasted malts, chocolate. Dry bitterish finish. Good one.
sir__v (1029) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Wellington, Birmingham - UK. Color: opaque black beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: roasted malt and fresh grass and hops domination. Notes of caramel. Really well balanced on nose. Taste: nice and well balanced black IPA with malt notes of caramel and licorice. Hops with grassy notes. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt.
DanielBrown (4096) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wellington, Brum. Sampled on launch night, way back when. I always enjoy this: a really sessionable dark hoppy ale. Good.
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ the Sloaney Pony, citric soapy coffee nose, deepest red almost black colour, big bubbled beige head no rim. Mild sweet coffe taste with a good hop bite in the end
olsvammel (4008) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smell of grass, hay, hops and herbs. Malty taste, light hoppy with caramel. Light BIPA.
leebotton (310) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours thick black with a dark beige head and excellent head retention. Very crisp, subtle aroma of lightly roasted mediterranean meat (not actually I suppose but it reminds me of that). Got the soapy black IPA hint. Flavour again is fairly subtle. I mean, itís got the earthiness, itís got the citrus and it does have some burnt roasty (more burnt) notes coming through. Unfortunately thereís a bit of a metallic flavour I associate with supermarket beer. Itís ok.
mcberko (9222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pure Bar & Kitchen, pours black with a medium beige head. Nose brings out a complex mix of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and piney hops. Flavour is very similar, with notes of powdered cocoa, coffee, piney hops, and medium roast. The cocoa is the first thing to hit and then the roasted malt / hop body takes over. Very creamy body. Very good.