Garrold (369) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark copper colour. Beige, thin, but creamy head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate cake, privet leaves. (So, just a bit going off then...). Taste has a hint of salt. Then a big, dry, bitter finish, that slightly overwhelms. Complex.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour, off-white head. Hoppy aroma, tropical fruit, light caramel, pineapple. Hoppy bitter flavour, cacao, pine and brown sugar. Bitter finish, cacao, coconut, sweet caramel and malts.
(From 33cL bottle @ decadent symmetry tasting. Thanks for sharing, KyotoLefty!)
jd543 (331) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick beige head. Aroma is of strong floral hops, some citrus, orange, with underlying nutty, toasty malt. Lovely thick oily texture with light-medium carbonation, full body. Really nice beer.
allmyvinyl (1120) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Sourced, St. Pancras. 6.5% version. Pours reddish brown with a good off-white head. Aromas of creamy coffee and pine hops. Burnt orange. Some roasted bitterness on the taste, good hop bite. Creamy texture, good carbonation and lacing. Long bitter finish. Very nice.
Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [6.5% abv, hops: Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, Zeus]. Red glowing dark brown colour with average to huge, creamy, fairly lasting, well lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with hints of coffee, grassy hoppy overtones. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, minimally chalky, additional dryness by a roasty dark malty note, subtle sweetness, hints of coffee, dark chocolate with orange, mocha. Combines, contrary to US West Coast specimen of the style that typically have a bitter, roasty, peppery, green onion note resulting from the dark malt and hop mixture, more fruity hop notes with a refined dark malty basis, delivering more sweet chocolately notes.
Camons (4543) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, London. 6,5%, hopped with Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, Zeus. Pours dark brown with creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, rich fruity hops, mango, grapefruit. Flavor is malts, dakr chocolate, cocoa, rich hoppy, grapefruit, light pine. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Very good. 180913
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of KyotoLefty. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Bottled on 31/07/2013. Pours a murky cocoa brown with little head. Nose is huge grapefruit, touch cocoa blended with grapefruit, touch brown sugar. Taste is pine resin, bitter herbs, combined with some cocoa & brown sugar, slightly grassy & touch citrus fruits. Cocoa hazy body. Very nice BIPA overall, quite enjoyed it.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, enjoyed at Barcelona. Bottled 31.07.13.
Fresh batch, hops: Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook, Zeus. Pours a pitch black colour with an off-white thick head. Aroma of roasted malts, floral hops and strong herbal grassy notes. Rich flavour of roasted malts, cream, intense floral hops, herbs and tangy citrus. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a long, lingering bitter and citrusy finish. Great stuff.
viktorvee (477) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
New batch at 6.5% at the Brewery. A soft green heddgerow buzz - pitch black - cofee/roasty vibes fading to some green hops but not that many... OK but better BIPAs out there.
Niall73 (709) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Market Row Wines. 6.5% ABV. Bottled 31/07/13 and I drank it not too long after (I neglected to write down the date - mid-August). Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a mix of toast, toffee yet there’s a very fresh, crisp fruity side too. Medium body, lovely feel, nice fine carbonation. There’s a fair amount of dark toffee with some cola, a hint of coffee and a bit of lemon too. Nice lingering bitter-sweet fruity finish. Nice.