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


on tap

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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 (4131) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle from Hippo Beers in Glasgow. Mahogany with a frothy cream head. Fruity citrus aroma. The taste starts fruity with light spice before some pine and a bit of liquorice in the background. Not the best BIPA ever, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8173) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle, shared at game night. Medium-to-dark brown, tan head. Pleasant floral hop character, maybe some stonefruit, chocolate and brown bread. Light, and with only moderate bitterness, but nicely flavoured. Good session black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (131) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours thick, black, and nearly opaque, with a foamy tan head. Aroma is grassy, floral, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich, malty, roasty, with notes of chocolate and finishing astringent with lingering floral notes. Average body, slightly oily texture. Very well balanced, enjoyable black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1928) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours like cola, dark brown with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, pine, citrus. Taste is citrus, orange, chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1050) - 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 (2451) - 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 (1527) - 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 (451) - 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 (103) - 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 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Keg at the Southern. Pours black, nose is pine, lemon, roast malts, taste is similar, chocolate.

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