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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Black IPA
Shipley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Regular.
A black IPA, with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.


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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - OCT 10, 2011
Cask at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Very dark brown with a thick tan head leaving good lacing. Very little, if any, aroma. Not much in the way of flavour, either, some caramel and a little roast malt. Too sweet in the finish. Very uninspired.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (843) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at Pi, Altrincham. Near black shade. Nice head, lace. Canít fault the appearance. Roasted malt and grape fruitiness in the aroma. Taste is a step down. Seems very lacking in hop flavour and bitterness. Soft subdued roasty taste instead. Bit of a let down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Black beer with a thin bubbly head. Light malt aroma but the flavour is more balanced with a fruity sweetness. Aftertaste is where the strength comes through.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
At the NWAF Manchester 2012. Will have to try this again as Iím sure it was in bad condition. Muddy dark brown, no head. Some roasted malts but very little hops coming through. Thin palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
Cask (Fitzgeralds, Sunderland) - Dark brown in colour. Pine, roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Roasted and slightly soapy taste with notes of hops, liquorice and fudge.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Cask at the Euston Tap, thanks to Rilester for the tip off, 19/03/14. Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed light beige head, good lacing ensues. Nose is floral hops, light tropical notes, perfumed twang, rose hip. Taste comprises more floral notes, Turkish Delight, light roast, hint of tropicana, a little hoppage. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter linger at the close. Looks and feels the part but doesnít really tick the boxes for this style at the business end of things, just not hoppy or bitter enough. That said itís an inoffensive easy drinking affair and better than a fair amount of the twig water Iíve encountered in recent months!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Med brown. Aroma is basically toasty. Light, toasty character. Not much hop. Bit of nutty sweetness in the finish. Decent brown ale, but nothing cascadian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1761) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Cask @ London Drinker Beer Festival 2014. Pours nice and dark with roasted malts, teasing pine and bitter hops. Not mindblowing but drinkable nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3388) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask graviity at The london drinker beer fest. 2014. Brown colour with red hues, stodgy loose off white head. Aroma is some hot alcohol, berry, earthy pine hop and a touch of roast. Flavour comprises of rubber, roast, earthy pine hops, English yeast esters. Some hot alcohol in the flavour as well. Served too warm. Solid dirty bitterness. Medium full body, lowish carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1514) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
cask jdw dewsbury. V dark red colour good off white head and lacing. Aroma is red fruits and malts. Taste is similar sweet mild bitterness. Medium body soft carbonated. This was decent but no where near enough hops to call a true black IPA decent session stuff low abv.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stretch37 (2) - WALES - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
A cracking pint in the Victoria Durham, almost black, creamy head not too bitter in taste, lasting after taste, all in all excellent.


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