imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Helen & Dan in Kidlington, thank you both. Black with tan head. This was smoother than expected, quite fruity in character with a malty sweetness. Roasted dark malts, hints of bitterness but not overly hoppy to my mind. Not sure I would call it a Black IPA but pretty decent all the same.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled.Filmed whilst watching the final episode of the Peaky Blinders-one of the best TV shows ever in my opinion. An imteresting combination of maltiness and hops.Not quite sure what it wants be-but in the end a very drinkable beer with a great name!
Mr_Pink_152 (1208) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Phesant Worcester, and really nice it was too. Deep almost black colour, with a creamy tan head. Aroma has a touch of fruit, the taste is more chocolate, citrus and roasted malt. Very refreshing.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
20th October 2014
Clear but deep amber - brown beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth and mild dark malts, touch of dry creamy sweetness. Mellow dark chocolate. Hops are pretty mild, light hop itch, no real hop fruits. Light dry finish. Itís an okay beer but really nowhere near hoppy enough to qualify as a Black IPA.
Theydon_Bois (10335) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, big thanks to DOC37V, split at my 40th shit shoot, CBC Islo 11/10/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is light roast, toffee, spice, cocoa tunes.
Taste comprises earthy roast, nutty, cocoa powder, earthy hops, brown bread, hint of berry fruit.
Medium bodied, spritzoid prickles - little over done, semi drying close.
So so for this venerable style.
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share for Colinís 40th. Ruby red caramel, mahogany brown off white head. Aroma is nutty toasty malts, some grassy, light piney hop. Flavour is nutty malt. Berry. . black IPA I think not. Palate is medium. OK beer.
Leighton (12179) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear deep red-brown with a creamy light tan head. Toasty bread in the nose, some earth. Light-medium sweet flavor, some dried fruits, dusty cocoa, toasted pine. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. More toast on the finish, mild cocoa, wimpy roast. Pretty mild but OK.
BeerViking (2755) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tíbirthday, deep red-brown with toasty coffee nose, roasty and lightly red fruity. Dry and lightly peppery. Decent BIPA.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at T Burthday. It pours deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is earthy, dirt, umami, soy sauce, meat and dirt. The taste is bitter, ashy, rough, dirt, spice, treacle, metallic and general filth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dirty and basic.
47574xeCD (270) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Merchants Rugby 22/09/14. Poured dark chestnut brown with creamy head, not strong smeling but a pleasant Black IPA from a good Midlands Brewery. The Peaky Blinder was brewed for Black Country Day in July.