evergreen0199 (1634) - Northwood, Greater London, - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Roasty, malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, caramel, burnt dark fruit almost sour, slight sweetness. It is not bad.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Rake. It pours darkest brown with a minimal beige head. The nose is smooth, roasty, toffee, cola, toast and earth. The taste is bitter-sweet, soft roast, toast, caramel, cola, earth, liquorice, light burnt notes and decent bitterness with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and lowish carbonation. Perhaps a bit flat, but pretty tasty. Solid CDA action, if a little uneventful.
minutemat (411) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Urban Taphouse. Hugely enjoyable black IPA, hoppy with fresh lemon tart and a powerfully rich fruity blend with a moderate sweetness.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at the Trembling Madness Drinks shop in York. Shared with Finn back home. Rocky beige head, good amount of lacing. Dark brown body colour. Smell of dark malts, bone dry. Moderate roasted flavours of brown and black malts joined by anise and pine-like bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Drinking pleasure, full of soul (Tromsø 27.11.2013).
Niall73 (638) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell. Pours a coke colour with a slight ruby edge and thin off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty with a touch of spoiled fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation. Toffee, licorice, slight coffee, choc, mild to medium bitterness. Fine.
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Majek (200) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, black colour with some ruby reflex. Medium beige and stable head. Moderate aroma of dark fruits (black currant), some herbs and roasted malts. Too low notes of hops. Taste is light sweet and semi dry. Short to medium finish. Not bad, but I’ve expected more.
wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Deep dark brown pour with a tan head. Pleasing nose of roasted malts, grapefruit , chocolate and hops. Sweet flavour with further roasted character and some decent hop bitterness. Decent balance struck. Very tidy Black IPA and a fitting reflection on British society today.
jamestulloch (820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of Ribena and chocolate. Not as intense or hoppy as I was expecting. Flavour of coffee, Mars Bar, plum and Twiglet dust. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation. A very good Black IPA but lacking the complexity and intensity of the best I’ve tried (namely BrewDog’s Libertine and Buxton’s Black Rocks and Imperial Black).
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from YNWA pub, Kolding. Almost black with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - pine and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 011113
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ YNWA. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, hops, flowers, citrus, notes of chocolate and caramel.
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a giant, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, light chocolate, lovely citrus hops, grapefruit, apricot. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, quite some liqourice, mild roasted, Citrus hops, light piney. Quite well balanced and very drinkable.