Rob_D_UK (1246) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, shocker. Has an off white head and a citrus smell, grapefruit? The taste is bitter then roasted and bitter again, nice.
RichTheVillan (4190) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail; opaque black pour with a thin tan head, aroma has citrus plus chocolate, taste has citrus, chocolate, a hint of coffee, some smoke, hint of pine, nice roast, good bipa.
Borresteijn (5258) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from Beer Boutique. Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of toffee, roasted malts, light grapefruit and citrusy hops, malts, some liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet, soft toffee, liquorice, light earthy, grapefruit, some pine, citrus, coffee, hoppy bitter finish. Light bodied. Decent mellow BIPA.
Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted malts, light pine, taste is similar, fruity, bitter.
AdiBeer (1917) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense caramel and bread malts, dark fruits, some floral hops. Appearance: clear, very dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: toasted malts, light beacon, getting slightly bitter and dry in the finish. Overall: nice Black IPA, well-balanced and relatively complex. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Sheffield Tap. Clear, dark chestnut brown. Thick, bubbly, lasting tan head. Light roast malt. Lots of fruit, mostly citrus. Some dark toffee. A little mintiness. Some tropical fruit on the end. Taste is dry, and moderately bitter. Palate is smooth, although there’s a little astringency. Finishes dry, and zesty bitter. Good, but a little tart.
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Hamilton Hall (JDW), Liverpool St. Pours black brown with tan head. Well hopped black IPA, very fragrant and easy drinking. Good stuff.
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the North London Tavern NW6. Unusual pint this. Dark brown red colour, minimal head. Real attack of malt flavours, treacle, caramel, licorice, something smokey. Some hop bitterness. To me felt more malty than hoppy, more estery and less clean, in many ways more interesting than many of the American Black IPAs. I wasn’t fully convinced whether I liked it so had to have another one. It has though given me a rotten hangover.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival on the 3rd October 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Opaque black mahogany in colour with a thin buff head. Strong Del Monte tropical fruit salad present in the intense hoppy aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a burnt black toast note initially and then strong juicy tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango and lychees full in the mouth. Strong, dusty citrusy hop flavours present in the long bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and eclectic with dry black malt grains jarring against the sweeter tropical fruit salad flavours. A decent session Black IPA and worth trying.
HampshirePhil (208) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle - Thick black appearance, with a frothy pale white head which disappears quickly. Smooth crisp taste.