Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours clear brown-amber with a frothy, light beige head. The nose has some lightly toasted brown bread, pine, orange, berries. Medium sweet flavor with nice toasty-roasty malt character, a bit of burnt pine, oily hops, ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with subtle char, pine, orange rind. Solid.
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Leighton’s. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is fresh, piney, bitter-sweet, orange sherbet, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, zesty citrus, piney varnish, pepper and toast with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid black IPA.
UDBeernut (2009) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from thebaldwizrd. Pours dark with a thin cream hued head. Solid pine nose. Taste begins with pine and ample bitterness on top of light malt sweetness, toast, and black malt. Medium bodied.
MrHangover (3064) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma is very malty, touches of licorice, dried citrus, molasses and fruity. Flavor is moderately bitter, loads of molasses in there as well as a crispy hoppy note in the back. Dry moutfheel, soft carbonation and good in balance. Again a nice BIPA.
Dr_Fellini (744) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is a faint, fruity, sweet hops. Flavor boasts more of a light roasted malts with a burnt finish. Solid black IPA.
Bendrixian (1276) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown to light red and clear colour. If I nosed this blind I’m sure I would struggle to pick out the toast as it is a very fruity citrus hoppy IPA and shows little if of toast from blackening up this one. On the palate it is a fresh hoppy experience with decent length and good body. Bitter with caramel. Very good.
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is citrus hop and pine. More hop forward than roast forward, nice smoothness compared to over bitter over roast from regular black ipas.
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to jsquire for this bottle! Great floral fruity nose with hints of dry malt. The beer starts fresh floral, great dry. Dark roasted malt, fresh citrus hops, pine, nice intense bitter. The aftertaste is intense-floral, fruity, nice roasted-smooth with a nice bitter aftertaste. Great brew!
mambossa (46) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nearly-opaque deep burgundy with off-white head. Aroma is a warm tropical sweetness with high pine notes. Taste starts as sweet citrus then to a smokey, rounded chewiness, finishing off with a nice lingering hop bite. As good as, if not maybe better than the white rajah, in my opinion.
Nephilium (1463) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild roast aroma, with a pungent bite of pine and citrus. Pours a dark ruby red, with a full light tan head. Very good interplay between the hops and the roasted notes. The flavor starts with a touch of roasted coffee, which then fades into citrus and pine, with a long bitter and roasted finish. A very nice black IPA, and a good representation of the style.