Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a creamy off-white head.
Big, resiny aroma.
Creamy, bitter chocolate, roasty caramel malt taste.
Bitter coffee, piney hops...
Very nice.....bold hopping.....good stuff.
Shot (222) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler at Matt the Miller’s Tavern. Cola-colored with a thin white head. Aromas of floral hops. Flavors are floral hops, dark fruit and herbal notes; caramel and burnt toast. Clean mouthfeel. Actually very nice.
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Very dark reddy brown, small foamy beige head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet, resin, toffee apple, a little coffee. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light resin, sweet caramelised fruits and toffee, soft bitterness. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Bespin Cloud City W2, from an IP trade with an Ohibro, 05/05/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is pine, charr, tea leaves, earthy hop, toffee, dark fruit shreds.
Taste comprises pine needle, charr, roasted elements, blackcurant, dank hop strokes, caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with an earthy hop scrub.
mR_fr0g (5024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks to the Black IPA king. Clear caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of grayish head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malts, toffee, meaty, light pine hop. Flavour is composed of nutty, caramel Base grains, sticky pine hop, little hint of warming alcohol, sticky hop resin. Palate is medium full, sticky, highish carbonation. Firm pine bitterness, Semi dry finish. Semi sweet. Bit wishy washy.
Leighton (13620) - 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 (8544) - 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 (2061) - 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 (3111) - 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 (778) - 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.