EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the biggest fan of black IPAs but this is nice. Pours dark brown, off white head. Nose is lots of tropical fruit and citrous. Lots of pineapple juice, then passion fruit, mango, papaya, guava. Citrous and lime and bit of grapefruit bitter. Taste is tropical fruit sweet. If I were blindfolded I wouldn’t necessarily know this was a black rather than West Coast IPA. Doesn’t have that black sugary cloyingness. Fair amount of grapefruit, pine and dash of eucalyptus on finish.
superflyguy (431) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
deeep dark brown pour retains a thin tan head
subtle aroma of tropical fruits with dark roasted malts lingering in the background.
loads of flavours, coffee, choc, lemon, lime, crushed overripe strawberry, a little licorice and a slight burnt charcoal.
amazing mouthfeel. silky smooth.
very bitter and hoppy finsh.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores. Pours a pleasant looking deep ruby brown colour with a thin beige head; lots of mango fruit aroma; soft and fruity to start with some underlying pine resin and well-burnt toast; the finish is long and hoppy (of course) without being too aggresive, making this an approachable, easy-drinking beer.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - full malt with pleasent citrus
A - dark with lasting creamy head
T - sweet with full , roasted and hoppy bitter
P - full and creamy
O - real good
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor with hitns of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home thanks to DanTheMan278!
Those NZ hops really make themselves known on the nose. There’s gooseberry and watermelon plus a touch of citra mango. Plenty of bitterness too...mouth drying but too moreish to stop for water. Lots of citrus -satsumas maybe? plus more of the aforementioned fruit. A slight touch of dark malt asserts itself as toast but this beer is all about the hops. Gentle carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown red colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, heavy hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an off-white head. Intense aroma hops overpower the roast - at least in the nose. Medium body, some subtle sweet roast in complete harmony with the citrusy hops. Some raisin. Dry if not overly bitter finish. Very enjoyable. 030312
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from...the fridge. Black indeed with a fine, thick cappuccino head. Aroma a cocktail of great things; blackcurrant, mango, Rubicon, cracked black pepper and papaya. Overpoweringly, a soft, perfumed tropical fruit note. Wow. Black IPA slanted more towards the IPA than the black; soapy hop front gathering bagfuls more blackcurrant, mango. Light burnt finish with touches of blackened husk. Then grapefruity. Up The Kernel.
gowdy (897) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, spruce, black, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, average carbonation.