jerd16 (225) - Gloucestershire, - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with nice small mocha head. Burning pipe tobacco, charcoal, maybe a little skunk and some faint citrus offer an aroma that is original if not appealing. Body is fairly thin in first instance, it gathers some steam but is ultimately disappointing. Flavours are muddled and oppressed by a really repugnant growing roasted-malt (primarily coffee) bitterness which carries to the finish. Yuk, this really isn’t for me.
Johnstledger8 (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours pitch black with a mostly lasting coffee brown head. Aroma of pine, dark chocolate, biscuit. Taste is of chocolate, pine, coffee, biscuit. Long finish of chocolate and pine. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Bozo_skeleton (649) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @BiercabNoire, collet epais et persistant, belle dentelle. Aromes fleuris et citronnées.Superbe présence en bouche. Café sur l?attaque mais ça ne dure pas, grosse amertume qui arrive vite et se poursuit longtemps longtemps...
fellebag (1036) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Medium foamy light brown head. Dark clear brown head. Aroma is nettles, almost hempish. Herbs, rose leaves, green leaves, green tea. Taste is bitter and dry, but believed to be even more bitter.
likeatrainwreck (54) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light tan head. Aromas of citrus hops and malt. Toasted flavours of malt, coffee, with a hoppy background. Very long bitter finish.
jackafholmes (508) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beer central, sheffield. Black with good lacy tan head. Aroma is grassy reedy resin and grapefruit. Taste is dry and bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice bipa.
rosenbergh (7779) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Euston Tap, London, England.
Black colour with a small light brown head.
The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, sweetness and mild hops.
The flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some hops. Tasty.
Scottishchris (329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the hive. Brown/black, tan head. Resin and hops. Deep butter chocolate and hops. Soft carbonation. Long bitter dry finish. Very good BIPA.
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose had some enticing hops in tandem with roasted malts and juicy citrus. Gentle carbonation. Flavour ran along similar lines to the nose with fairly robust hoppage in the house alongside notes of berry fruit, coffee and cocoa. Very moreish, a tasty BIPA - no doubt.
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of Twiglet ash, cigarette butts and blackcurrant. Flavour of dark chocolate, coffee and dark cherry hints. Medium body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. A bit too ashy and malty to shine as a Black IPA.
Martinus (3437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of coffee(!), light vanilla, roasted malts and caramel. Bitter coffee flavour, light caramel, light cacao. Finish coffee.
(from draught @ Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush, RBESG 2014)