AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, - MAY 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Highlander Inn, Craigellachie
Very dark brown, lot of light through, thin tan head, little lacing
Aroma - light aroma of dark caramel malts, soft roast, hint of chocolate, light citrus hops
Taste - soft dark caramel malts, light chocolate, touch of citrus hops, soft roast, light bitter hops, bland for a black IPA...needs far more hops...dull and boring
Palate - soft carb, thin body, watery, light bitter roast palate. Finish of soft roasted malt, bitter chocolate, hint of fruit, very rapid - washes away from the mouth - rather bland
Overall - Not like other Black IPAs iíve had - rather insipid and bland....needs more hops, more malt, just too thin and dull
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Tanners Hall (JDW), Darlington. Medium off white head. Dark chestnut body. Citrus, grapefruit, roast, black malt, fruit, nuts. Bitter. Dry finish. Refreshing.
mr_h (1447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - dark red ale, medium tan head, fruity hop aroma, good temperature, berry fruit flavour, oily feel.