dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfiltered and unpasteurised bottle BB 6 March 2015. Pours a red tinged mahogany with a strong thick off white head. Nose is masses of pine resin, citrus, oak, alcohol, pineapple and dark cherries. Bitter, with tang asserting itself towards the finish. Unappealing alkaline/very hard water finish. Strong carbonation. Refreshing. Depths of flavour. Very impressed. I disagree with the Black IPA label however, as this lacks the black body and roasted malt character necessary: this is actually a recreation (and improvement upon) Fuller’s ESB.
Taboada (262) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mml tasted on 30/04/2014. It looks nice dark with a decent head. Roasted malts and very cereal aroma. The taste is predominantly roasted and chocolate. Intensive bitterness on the aftertaste. It´s a complex beer with a lot of flavor.
s_hartshorne (1024) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle the greystones Sheffield. Aroma is great piney orange hops. Taste is is same great dark malt backbone great long hoppy bitter finish. Black colour great beige head lacing. Medium body nice mouthfeel prickly carbonated. OMG thus stuff is the best would be full marks if the body was a bit fuller. Absolutely smashing!!!!!
jackafholmes (122) - - APR 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from greystones, Sheffield. Looks fantastic, pitch black with a healthy off white head. Aroma of lychee and the sea. Taste is excellent, tangy fruits and a subtle bitterness. Very good.
SilverfoX (194) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
citrus, floral, earthy, ginger aromas from a solid black body thick head soon vanishes, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, lively, bitter, im in no way an IPA fan but this is really good stuff, very impressed.
BRW (948) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Citric, hoppy, roasted aroma. Citric, fruity taste, also roasted. Medium body.
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of toast, floral hops. Dark brown with a fairly lasting beige head. Dry, meaty like cooked bacon, bitter herbaceous and vegetative flavors. Medium bodied, long bitter finish.
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells sweet and earthy. Smooth. Like unsweetened chocolate bitterness, astringent. Dirt. Wood. Bitter.
samsmith33 (351) - - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Khyber Pass pub, Philadelphia . Appearance Is dark black. Medium white head. Lasting legs. Aroma Is floral, hops, malt. Taste is toasted malt, almost fruity but not quite. Smoke, ash. A nice beer. Great way to wash down my fried catfish po boy. Yum.
k0mpsa (1068) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at konttori. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma is roasty, hoppy, some coffee. Nice crispy taste, balanced, roasty, fruity. Big after hops.