maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Harp London 05/07/13. A near black beer with a whitish bubbly head. A hoppy blavk beer with some sweet roast and some chocolate. Good flavours but not hoppy enough or with the hop profile of a Black IPA really.
prawlie (1234) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on tap at the Greyfriar in Reading. Doesn’t have much in the way of nice hop notes, and doesn’t cut it as a dark beer.
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet pine and a mellow dark roast. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Pine and dark roast with a decent sweetness to mellow the bitterness. A bit of tweaking in the roast/pine and this would be remarkable.
The_Osprey (2843) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Black, no real head at all. Aroma is copper pipe, caramel, floral. Body is medium, spritzy, quite foamy. Taste is smoke, chorizo, rose perfume. Decent overall.
rlgk (12519) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Thornbury Castle, near Baker Street, London. Clear deep amber beer with a small bubbly head. Fruity grape aroma, pear, citrus, some licorice. Fruity grape flavor, licorice, apples, some citrus. Poor BIPA.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
15th July 2014
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Light touch of dark malts. Whisper of sourish dark chocolate. Mild citrus and dark fruits. Light semi dry finish. Okay.
vipinvelp (2630) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with small lacing light brown foam head. Aroma slight coffee, some fruit - orange. Taste is bitter, some light coffee. Barley aftertaste. (Reading 201311)
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anders37 (18731) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Henry Addington, Nicholsons, Canary Wharf E14. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Roasted malty caramel chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel hoppy finish.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the St. Albans Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very dark ruby colour with a medium, rocky off white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, grassy hops and coffee. Initial flavours are roasted malt, redcurrents and some bitter hops. Ends wit dry grains, burnt toast and some hop resin. Profile is more stoutish than Black IPA, but that being said it was still pretty good.
mR_fr0g (4788) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Clear black / red colour with a loose greyish head. Light is light choc and roast and some hedgerow hop. Flavour is roast driven with slight tart berry. Roast lingers. Lightish palate. Balance is a bit off for a black IPA. Not hoppy enough.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
August 24, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Harp (Chandos Place). Deep clear ruby with a small foamy beige head. Smells of diacetyl, cocoa powder and ... something generically bitter - a generous 6-. Taste is ... well, less butterscotch and paper, but it seems a little dishwatery, sour and thin and vaguely roasty - nominally better than the pretty poor aroma. Thin gruel mouthfeel, still, sour/acidic, building unpleasantness, didn’t finish it.