TBone (15946) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Brewhouse&BBQ, Síton. Dark brown color, small white head, lace. Toasted aroma with hints of dark caramel. Light-bodied. Smooth palate. Licorice, some fruity hops. Light ashy notes. More like light hoppy porter than CDA.
dchad56 (318) - - MAY 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - very dark, reddish brown with no head. Strong hoppy and slight chocolate aroma. Ok on tongue, slight ting in mouth. Not particularly black IPA tasting and bit too bitter.
shoestring (350) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPA hops with a twist, the eyes say no the tongue says yes. Liquorice ID in there as well as hopes. Nice one and a bit different
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Bargain Booze, Brigg. Jet black, thin shortlived off white head and gentle condition. Pleasant sweet coffee and chocolate in the nose, with a little peppery spiciness and a hint of liquorice, initial sweet chocolate in the mouth, turning slightly dry and bitter with some coffee notes, lingering finish dominated by a gentle coffee bitterness and slight pepperiness.
Beersiveknown (5000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at the old joint stock, Birmingham
pale clear brown, offwhite lacing, chocolate and toast, medium bodied and low carbonation, touch of pith from hops but not the impact expected from a BIPA - albeit at session strength.
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The John Wallis Ashford. Black beer lasting beige head. Good tasty chocolate flavour. Good condition. Some hop but not a black ipa in my opinion. Not overly roasty. Decent chocolate though.
mr_h (4645) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Katrinaís, from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, chocolate malt in the aroma, dark brown with a ruby tint and lively tan head, some resiny hops and a liquorice finish.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol,13/12/2015. Near black in colour with a decent, beige, head. Aroma of chocolate, berry fruits and a touch of toastiness. Flavour had more fruit with some added orange peel, bready malts, chocolate and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
s_hartshorne (2582) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle b&m. Black ok tan head. Aroma is good choc coffee roast malts pine taste same citrus decentvsweet choc good piney hoppy bitters nice balance. Ok body. Suprised me this would probs be higher rated if drunk on cask. Very good!!! It is a bipa jezza i normally bow down to your superior beer knowledge!!!! But youve fallen short here!!!😉
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, dusty straw, dark berries, light floral hops. Appearance: black, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: floral hops, toasted malts, malty sweets coming up, cacao, chocolate, then turns bitter in the finish again. Overall: OK Black IPA, a bit light on the hops. Bottle from Oddbins, Pimlico.