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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
A limited release and fine one at that. It's a black IPA which gives you the hops you like with a bit more. 7.5 ABV so can be enjoyed frequently with just a bit of caution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Large sample during a Beer and Indian Food evening at The Clay Oven, Irvine Orange County on 14th July 2014. Looked good and interesting: it was in fact both good and interesting. Poured a dark, deep brown with full tanned head that hung around. Toffee sweetness in both the aroma and taste of this malty IPA (is that allowed?) that has a good hop presence but is second fiddle to the maltiness that gives the beer it’s colour and most of the flavouring/aromas. I am no regular Black IPA drinker so can not really compare this with a host of other tastings, but I thought this different and well made, no matter what style it is supposed to be (medium to thin Stout like in my opinion).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ Strand ][ Free ][ Conical Pint ][ 8.10.14 ]
>> Clear cola brown pour, good foam. Nose is tobacco, soy, savory. Taste is lemon, big roast and acid, sharp bitterness, tangy, soil. Flash of celery. Long bitterness. A tad harsh, but no big off flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6205) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, bitter chocolate and citrus. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, salt, biscuit and heavy bitterness. Chewy citrus. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite heavy. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6135) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours jet black color with a large off-white head. Licorice and burnt malts on the nose, faint fruity notes and some hops. Burnt malts again on the flavor, faint licorice, citric fruit notes and some wood. Bitter palate. Feels a bit harsh and unbalance though.
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8171) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, from Public Beer & Wine Long Beach, 09/05/14. Light black with a good sized tan head that retains. Nose is light roast, pine, earthy, light fart, hint of hops. Taste comprises bitter roast, pine, earthy cocoa, light hop and tropical pangs. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. So so CDA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks.to Colin for this one. Opaque black - brown beer. Big bright yellow tinged pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with superfine carbonation. Mild dark malts with a little earthy dry roast. Light spicey pine hop. Mild hop skunk. Whisper of citrus. Light dry finish. Light dry.finish.with an earthy bitter linger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to my CDA comrade C-Dog. Pours deep brown with a frothy, yellow-beige head. The nose has well toasted brown bread, toasted pine, old grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, bitter earth, cocoa, dried fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Earthy bitter finish with further baking cocoa, roast, charred pine. So so. Pretty dirty and gritty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Hazy brown, tight tan head. Caramel, woody hops. Some chocolate covered trail mix. Pretty hoppy. More pine wood, lemon curd. Smoked herb. Chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6672) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, earth, dirt and caramel. The taste is bitter, toasty, resin, pine needles, grapefruit, peppery, tar and dirt with a lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Pretty alright,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is more like a black ale than a black IPA. Kind of dirty aroma, some roast. Flavor is bitter, but not really hoppy, some roast, molasses, hints of chocolate, muddled. Unbalanced. Meh.


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