Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Black IPA
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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Bottled, regular
Originally brewed for cask as Battle of the Brewers 2 Beer X in 2012
A Black IPA

AshtonMcCobb's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3413) - Edinburgh, - NOV 27, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a toffee colour round the edge and a nice head. The nose is charcoal, liquorice and general dry stout characteristics. The taste by contrast is grapefruit, pine and a lemon finish. The palate has a medium body, a zingy texture and a refreshing finish. Overall, this is confusing as it smells like a dry stout and tastes like an IPA. It’s good but I was told that the cask version was better. I think this probably needed a bit more late hopping.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (682) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Cask @ Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh. Body is clear dark brown, head is medium tan creamy mostly lasting excellent lacing. Nose is black tea, aroma is light roasty, chocolate, caramel. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation. Easy dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 7, 2015
Cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh.
Deeep ruby one with a fine creamy cappuccino like tan head. Moderated fruity aroma of light coffee-roasted grains, easy herbal hops. Easy drinkable ale, light but balanced roasty-malty mouthfeel with a nice bit of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1429) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Cask at JDW in Edinburgh airport. Malty base, some caramerl, a little citrus and pleasant floral hops to balance. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (255) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
bottle @ Scotland. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with ok off-white head with some acing. aroma/taste: grain/bread, caramel, chocolate, citrus and hints of floral notes. palette: low to medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: interesting, complex back ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cruzer (94) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Very dark pour, with an aroma of dark malts and hops. Flavour of hops, with some hints of dark malts and caramel, with some citrus added. Finish was not as bitter as I expected, turned out to be a satisfying beer altogether.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours black, nose is pine, lemon, roast malts, taste is similar, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (639) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Nice dark brown/black pour with good hop and malt aromatics. Had a nice fresh pine burst followed by some citrus notes and a mildly bitter malt backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4520) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and citrus. Taste is a light roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nicely balanced and flavorful black IPA that needs to be sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Very gassy ale lots of head dark body aromas floral citrus rich malt hoppy the flavours pear melon stone fruit toffee wheat nice smoothness hops a good touch medium bitter the finish best tastes hops are crisp rich malt lasting bitter grain taste not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1133) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
500ml bottle, dark brown pour with a small off white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, citrus hop. Nice and balanced, very drinkable Black IPA, but at 5%, only a mild one. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

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