RichTheVillan (4144) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail; opaque black pour with a thin tan head, aroma has coffee and light pine, taste has rich chocolate, pine, quality coffee, smooth mouthfeel, balanced bitterness, nice.
Niall73 (2165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity pour at Brewmasters Theatre of Beer, Clapham. Pours a murky dark coca-cola colour. Aroma has dirt, light dank hops and sweet toffee. Medium body, low carbonation. Mostly maltiness - toast, peat, bread dough. There’s some booze too and treacle and liquorice, dominion and burdock... Not much in the way of citrus hoppiness. Thin too. Not great.
danlo (1525) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a red tinge, foamy tan head leaving some lacing and aroma of roast malt with peppery citrus & pine hop. Sweetish dark malt, treacle & raisins flavour, plus a juicy orangey hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, big nose, fruity and with a lot of rich malts. Deep, rich...to me an imperial porter but a really good beer.
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - black with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, liquorice and floral hops. Similar in the taste, very well balanced, excellent smooth mouthfeel, lovely hoppy bitter finish. Excellent
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: smoked flavours, salted caramel malts. Appearance: dark brown, large frothy head, quickly disappearing though. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: some bitters coming up, burnt flavours, maybe some licorice?. Overall: decent Black IPA, quite smoky aroma. Pint at the Cock Tavern, London.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Gun Winter Ale festival. It pours dark deep brown with a small white head. Aroma is malty and grassy with nice floral hop notes. Taste is hoppier with freshly cut pineapple and mango. Nice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent cask BIPA
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Gun winter beer festival. Pours black with a small beige head which leaves nice lacing. Nose is a hop fuelled fest of passionfruit, pine and zest. All about the hops here. Plenty of earthy notes covered in big tropical fruit and piney hops. A great zesty finish with the bright fruit focus. Surprised me this. Very good
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Windsor and Eton brewery. Deep black beer with an insane frothy head. Flavour is licorice and treacle countered by lemon and pine.
DanielBrown (4054) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge. Genuinely delicious BIPA. Rich, coal tasting, big hopped. Yep. Excellent. Packed with taste.