kermis (7119) - 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 (2458) - 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 (18660) - , 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 (4964) - 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.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t realise this was a black IPA until I read this page. A ruby reddish brown beer. Great aroma and flavour and very well balanced. Defies its abv.
JohnRMurdoch (3845) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Dark brown / black, not much head. Air freshner aroma. Treacle chocolate malt flavour, bitter aftertaste. Not a typical Black IPA but still a decent beer.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle): Pours very dark brown, medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, chocolate. Some sweet fruity notes balanced by a bitter dark chocolate flavour and roasted malt. Some hops present but not enough to be a big impact. Nice but lacking.
allmyvinyl (6590) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle shared at home. Pours black with a decent off-white head. Aromas are subdued compared to other black IPAs I’ve had, and definitely veer towards the maltier side of things - toffee and coffee. Some pine and citrus coming through. A good rounded bitter-sweetness, but a bit thin on the palate. Not bad.
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Didn’t pour it. Smells very malty, caramel, biscuit. Taste is very hoppy, zesty, but with overbearing biscuity malts, caramel, toffee. Too much for me. Boomerang more up my alley.
Fin (8417) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked this up at Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 3rd August 2013 consumed in a field at Cropredy Fairport festival 8th August 2013 Pours murky (can’t see through) dark brown off-white head. Quite soft in mouth, a little roasty and bitter. Juicy citrussy beer, drinks well for the abv, supping whilst watching Edward II. V.good beer. A6 A3 T8 P4 Ov14 3.5