Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Wine Cellar. It pours cloudy black with a medium light tan head. The nose tangerine, peach, floral, Parma violets, sherbet, roasted malt and toast. The taste is bitter, roasty, earth, toast, cocoa, citrus peel, cocoa, charred wood, dark fruits and pepper with light alcohol warmth and a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good, rich body. Nice hoppy stout action from Salopian.
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appleyard’s Deli in Shrewsbury. Pours mahogany with a good tan head. Plenty of flavour in the one. Bitter sweet with notes of burnt toast, red fruits, pine and citrus. Not sure it all fits together as well as you might like.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
cold coffee with fluffy ashen head. Pithy citrus nose. Rounded body, some toasty malts and chocolate notes, medium bitterness but missing the immediate fruity hop hit of the beat BIPAs.
McNeillR (976) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, foolishly vibrant beige head dissipating to mouldy and film. Rich, malty ash and sweet sultananess to the nose, no guided Black IPA juiciness. Tea stained bitterness initially, cheap choc and wet cardboard. Soily and oily mouthfeel, Peppery enough at times. Finish is weirdly bitter, firey Kola Nut but a weird aniseed roughness and milky over brewed espresso linger. Enough to keep me entertained for a while but a flat Black IPA.,
Bottle, The Vineyard, Belfast
zacgillbanks (1847) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark brown beer with a slight sour red fruity and chocolate flavour, nutty roasted notes and a creamy vanilla and oak finish. Very nice indeed.
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis and jmgreenuk. Black, brownish pour with a small off white head on top. Aroma is spicy hops with touches of citrus and licorice. Typical aroma of a Black IPA, very nice. Flavor is light bitter with soft malty touches. Long, lingering bitter finish. Nice one!
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of roast, citrus, chocolate, pine and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Roasted malts, low hoppiness.
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
18th May 2013
Opaque dark black - brown beer. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is slightly crisp and semi dry. Smooth and light dark malt. Light malt cream. Mild minerals and a mild floral citrus hops. Dry finish. Okay - needs a bit of backbone.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle: BBD Mar 2014: poured into a Gordons Thistle shaped glass at home on 5 Oct 2013.
Really dark body, huge beige head.
Heavily roasted malt feel to this brew: almost burnt at times. Black coffee and dark chocolate with toffee notes in both the nose and taste. I love it when this brewery brews something like this (instead of their regular citrus tasting, golden beers), it shows they can produce flavoursome beers worthy of praise.
Most likely the best Salopian beer I’ve ever had: my taste buds however are vastly different to most peoples. Pouring it into a thistle shaped glass also enhanced it’s appeal, to my eyes anyway.