madmitch76 (15855) - , 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.
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2013. Black beer lasting beige. Hoppy aroma. Yes its a hoppy beer not much roast. Some milk choc. Quite a bitter finish. I will be happy wjen the black ipa craze finishes. Ok tjough
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London - many thanks to BlackHaddock for the trade! Pours clear, deep red-brown with a large, billowing tan froth head. Nose has earth, hints of tangy citrus, roasted malts, burnt pine. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt grass and pine, some tangy grapefruit, a bit of bittersweet baking cocoa, hints of the alcohol, well toasted bread. Medium bodied with lively, explodes-in-your-mouth carbonation. Light warmth to finish, further tangy citrus, dark bread, some lime, roasted malts, dirty pine, bitter earth. Decent effort.
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The Town Wall Tavern, Coventry. Very dark chesnut with white head. Lots of dry bitterness from richly roasted dark chocolate malts but remaining crisp rather than giving over a chocolate flavour. There is fruity alcohol, but not over bearing then a grapefruity, citrusy, hoppy bitterness. An absolute belter for me, loved it, even if it did make me late for my pick up.
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, Beermerchants.com, 04/08/13.
Light black with a mahoosive frothy light tan head.
Nose is soapy, liqourice, berry fruits, hop notes.
Taste comprises light roast, pine notes, hops, light cocoa, light blackcurrant tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness and mineral notes.
Solid enough CDA - good work Salopian!
Fin (7624) - 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
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 1) Cask gravity, The Crown, Nuneaton, 15/12/12. Headless mahogany with ruby edges. Liquorice, cheap coffee granules, strawberry jelly aroma. Roasted and fruity leaning towards the BIPA ball park; hints of strawberry and raspberry fromage frais behind the roast. Decent but far from dizzying. 737314=3.4.
2) So much better in the bottle and chilled. Aroma of raspberry/strawberry jelly cubes, soapy liquorice, filter coffee and earthy roast. Lip-smacking combo of ripe juicy berry, liquorice and roasted notes suggesting mocha, black black chocolate and burnt pistachio. Lovely.
Scopey (7221) - 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.
downender (6446) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the winter beer festival, the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/2/2013. Dark brown with next to no head. Milk chocolate, a touch of coffe, some citrus fruits and hoppy, dryish finish. Good, but not the best black IPA.
kermis (5643) - 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.