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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A black IPA, with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.


imdownthepub's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, London. Dark brown with off white head. The roasted malt flavours are definitely there, maybe a little thin, but charred husk notes and chocolate, however; I didn’t get the hops very much, there wasn’t the prominence I was expecting. A touch disappointing.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent head. Nose - liquorice and charcoal. Taste - more liquorice. Imagining some dark fruits. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - more of a light dry stout than a black ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at Stockbridge Tap. Reddish dark brown. Nose is red fruits, light roast. Tastes light sweet, light dark malts and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours deep ruby, nose is tropical, cheesy, roasted, taste is similar, sweet, juicy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Bottled and drunk on the train home. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate and lime flavour in the mouth. Decent chocolate not too roasted. Likeable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at Pi, Altrincham. Near black shade. Nice head, lace. Can’t 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 (943) - 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 I’m 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 (6465) - 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 (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 doesn’t really tick the boxes for this style at the business end of things, just not hoppy or bitter enough. That said it’s an inoffensive easy drinking affair and better than a fair amount of the twig water I’ve encountered in recent months!


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