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


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 (4811) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (988) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
500ml Bottle served in a pint sleeve. Mahogany brown with a tan head. fruity farmyard aroma’ definite cowpat in there. Liquorice imp flavour slightly ashy and medicinal. Thin body, not the best BIPA, and suffers from one of my personal Bêtes Noir - too gassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (515) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
.25 pour from refrigerated bottle into wine glass. Black, opaque, super fluffy off-white. Sweet, bready, a hint of caramel. Light to medium body, dry. Lightly bitter, bready,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1736) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Bouteille. Brune foncée. Notes de malt, un peu de torréfié, léger goût métallique, peu de houblon. Un peu aqueuse, trop de gaz, buvabilité moyenne. Correct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2557) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
Flaska från Utobeer, London. I det närmaste helt svart öl med ett bubbligt moccafärgat skum. Dofter av lakrits, rostad malt, tall och lätt av tropisk frukt. Smakinslag av kaffe, lakrits, grapefrukt och tall. Medelbeska. Oljig munkänsla. Något tunn i kroppen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2723) - 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 (8794) - 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 (193) - 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 (2542) - 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 (1428) - 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 (2455) - 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.

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