Cimbasso (772) - - OCT 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a bottle. Near black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, blackcurrant and dark chocolate. Good mouthfeel and a taste of liquorice, blackcurrant and pine needles. Strongly bitter finish. A good Black IPA with plenty of backbone (ABV 7.2%).
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from wine seller, Compton. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some citrus hops. Taste is citrus, roasted malts, licorice and a little ash. Full bodied. Very good.
tommann (3374) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee and blackcurrant lozenges. Taste has blackcurrant lozenges to start. Medium blackcurrant finish with a liquorice aftertaste.
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown black color. Aroma is filled with herbal hop roasted malt and coffee. Taste is nicely balanced not super hoppy but a creamy coffee finish.
MarcinG (478) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 330. Prawie czarne z brazowa mala piana ktora redukuje sie szybko. Ciekawe polaczenie cytrusow i lukrecji. Piekny zapach . W smaku czekolada kakao i cytrusy. Ciekawy mix ipy z ciemnym czekoladowym stoutem. Dobre piwo na prowadzenie Polski 1-0 ze Szwajcarami
jjsint (2373) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg tap from the Coopers Tavern, Burton-on-Trent. Purplish black and opaque. The tiniest bit of sandalwood on top. Burnt malt, liquorice and pine needles in the scent. Sweet piney taste which I expected to be followed by an extreme bitterness, but no. Finish is more balanced but it is a reasonably sweet beer. Well carbonated with medium fullness in the body. Yum.
jamestulloch (3486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin beige head. Patchy lacing. Aroma of wood, furniture polish and Ribena. Flavour of brambles, nuts and sweet chocolate. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture. Faint prickle of carbonation. Rich and sweet. A great beer that doesn’t quite hit the heights of Polygraph.
MrTipple (3671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, lightly toasted malts, citrus fruits, earthy flavours, pine. Very dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Intense toasted malts, lightly burnt flavours, cacao, pine, dark fruits. Quite an intense Black IPA, not bad though. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 20 April 2016) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, black rye bread and resiny hops. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, a touch of smoke, black rye bread and a balanced piney bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made. Nice one.
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, little coffee, hop and a little pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little grapefruit, hop and medium bitter.