Borresteijn (4679) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle, tfs R&J! Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, some melon. Flavour is of a hoppy dubbel with some extra roast, dark fruits, some melon, light hoppy bitter finish. Light bodied. Lacks punch.
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Coppers Newcastle. Surprisingly sweet and malty for a beer if this style. Pours ruby black, the head disappearing fairly quickly. Ripe red berry flavour and whilst initially not what I expected, the hoppy bitterness comes through more as you progress through it and it finishes pretty strongly.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Hippo Beers, 15/06/14.
Light black with a good sized tan head that dissipates then stays for the show.
Nose is light roast, faint dogs fart, red berry fruits, liqourice, pine, bitter tropical tinges.
Taste comprises Ribena berry pangs, light roast, dankish hop twinges, earthy cocoa rub, tropicana mash, pine petticoat.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light spritz, hop bitterness and red berry fruit vibes at the curtain call.
Decent enough CDA.
melush (696) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, malta, ligeramente a chocolate. Muy buena Black IPA.
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty brown with a small beige head. Nose is mild roast, light citrus and pepper. Quite earthy and roasty with mild citrus fruits coming through. The malts are a little burnt and ashy. Solid but nothing to shout about
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Colour is very dark almost black with tan head. Aroma is mostly roast and chocolate with a bit of hops. Flavour is pine hops.
ianwelby (479) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer with a thin beige head and a light spicy aroma. A balanced fruity edge and a dry, toasty finish. It’s not really special but it’s very drinkable.
AdiBeer (1085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: hoppy, caramel malts. Appearance: dark brown, small brown head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some smoked flavours coming up, long finish. Overall: nice Black IPA, big fan of the palate. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
MichaelAwesome (4082) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Quite a classy one. Hops mixed up with some berries and bit of coffee in the back. Well balanced and deep in body. Really fine one.
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 25/01/14. A black beer with a white head and lace. Nice hops throughout. Quite orangey. A bit of smoke and a touch of caramel especially in the nose. Not as hoppy as most BIPAs but still pretty nice.