olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 26.05.2014.
Pours pitch black color with a large and thick off-white head. Aroma of mandarin, roasted malts, some pine needles, hops, some licorice notes and caramel. Flavor has quite a lot salty licorice, mild roasted malts, resiny hops, orange, faint grassy notes and some lemon. Quite slick, bitter and malty palate with a burnt finish. Very heavy mouth feel. A tad too salty but otherwise very good black IPA. Better than the standard Conqueror.
Osprey87 (1092) - London via, WALES - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2012 - Roasted barley imparts smokiness. I suppose it is a bit more hoppy than your average porter though overall. I’ve had better black IPAs for sure, but there’s nothing wrong with this.
prawlie (1041) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Black, almost no head. Well hopped, quite bitter and smooth. Very dry finish. Decent hoppy aroma. Reasonable but a bit overdone with the hops.
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2013. Black beer lasting beige head. Leafy hoppy aroma. Yes a good hoppy beer. Yes hits all the its big and hoppy ticks. Light in mouth at same time. Some syrupy alcohol comes through at end. Good though. Great aroma.
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Dark amber/brownish beer with a lasting beige head. Malty roasted aroma, vanilla, caramel, hoppy bitter, grass, chocolate, cocoa powder, milky, citrus, pine apples, mango notes. Pine needle flavor, caramel, chocolate, citrus, mango, pine needles, cocoa powder, hoppy bitter, vanilla notes. Nice beer with a chocolate finish, some pine, citrus and chocolate.
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Coffee, liquorice, plain chocolate, roasted malt and soap in the aroma. Soapy and roasted taste with notes of liquorice, pine and coffee. Very nice indeed.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England
Dark brown color with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, flowers, perfume, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hop bitter, good balanced, dry, burnt malt and licorice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Palme (2916) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. This one pours a deep dark brown body down in my glass and on top there is a great looking big and big-bubbly khaki head. It smells really nice this one! Lot’s of fruity hops, salty licorice, chocolate, marzipan, roastiness and some suiting boozy alcohol. Yeah, this has to be one of the better BIA’s I’ve nosed I beleive. It has a silky smooth oily mouthfeel and its soft to average carbonated. Great flavors as well! This is impressive stuff. A gentle roastiness juiced up with warming alcohol, soft chocolate, a fruity bitterness and it all feels really integrated and tasty all the way. Ends with a nice leather/licorice flavor that goes on and on in the aftertaste. Really impressive! 30.06.2012
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 330ml bottle at home into UK half pint glass (Jan ’12).
This is a hopped up/sexed up version of the standard Conqeuror Black IPA (5% ABV).
Deep chocolate brown verging on black in colouration with a pretty thin tan head.
Great piney hoppy nose to this beer with a little sweet malt.
Dried fruits - something tropical and citrusy in there. Hints of toffee, maybe even a faint taste of coffee a little Licquorice. There’s a lot going on in the glass.
Some 7 or 8 cask barrels were also released into the wild and I was also lucky enough to sample this in that format at Egham beer festival (Nov ’11) - it didn’t disappoint!
2 word simple review for this great Black IPA - " BOSH - WALLOP " !!!
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep coffee and roast malt nose ... light oily body ... rich chocolate malts and big pine ... juicy and rich ... sweet roast .. very nice... little coco nib (how odd)