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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2458) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1498) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (557) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (606) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (461) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (3879) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from BenH - many, many thanks! The black IPA pours out in a deep black colour with low steady head and medium to smooth body. Nice aroma of hops and dark berries. Taste of fresh hops, dark bread, light malt, dark grains, flowers, grass and citrus. Light gints of chocolate. Delkicious and smooth to drink, I enjoyed it a lot.


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