marcus (7459) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick beige head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty rye malt flavor with a smooth bitter finish.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours very dark brn/blk with a creamy beige head. Warm aroma of rye, dark malt and a little fruit hop. Med + body. Flavor is very rye with smooth burnt malt and some fruit hop. Very smooth ale.
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, pours black with an off white creamy head, Chocolate, coffee malt, roasty with zingy citrus running through. Full bodied with a lovely creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and moderate bitter. Very nice.
Cunningham (5474) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a solid frothy beige head. Nice lacing. Coffee, herbal and quite mild hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Coffee, roasted, mild fruity, mild pine and mild grapefruit hoppy flavor. Nice ale. But not to much BIPA stuff.
[Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall at Borough Market in London, England]
graham_murphy (420) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plenty of coffee, chocolate and dried fruit in the flavour. Moderately hoppy and bitter but less so than many black IPAs. Overall very enjoyable though. Would certainly have more.
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pitch black pour with a big creamy light tan head, aroma has chocolate and a hint off coffee, only the slightest of piney hop action but some delightful creamy chocolate, some coffee, bitter finish.
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought from Hop Burns and Black; shared with Steve from Beer O’Clock Show and Clayton @ Chelmsford Ale House; 3rd January 2015.
Opaque with a white head. Aroma is burnt notes asphalt, cigars. Some moderate hoppy notes. Taste is beachwood smoke, cherry fruits, cigars and tar. Not really infected but definitely oxidised. If only the taste lived up to the utterly fantastic aroma. Big let-down on the taste.
JohnRMurdoch (3746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Almost black, not much head. Fruity cola aroma. Chocolate coffee & prune flavour. Smooth with slightly spicy sweet aftertaste. Not hoppy and bitter enough fo an IPA.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This was pretty good I thought. The rye gives it a nice subtle spiciness which adds a little something extra to it. Fairly piney and grass driven with a fair bit of carbonation but works quite well. Nice citric zest throughout gives it some fruit sweetness. I like it
Zekada (425) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Smell of hops and raisins. Pours black with creamy white head. Taste is sweet with some slight bitterness and some grassines and hops. A bit too full in body but decent enough. Overall an okay beer which is pleasant for a black IPA. Although a bit too porter-like.