jookos (3373) - FINLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@gallows. Black. Ashy roasty nose. Initially some citrus, pretty nice fresh feeling fruity notes, later mostly the roast, some rubbery sweet licorice. Med full bodied. Good bitters, soft full mouthfeel. Roasty, but stale flavour. Feels bit oldish, old dusty mehhy.
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird Magna Carta Real Ale Festival 2015) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, liquorice and pine. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were smoke, liquorice, pine, burnt malts and low bitterness. Aftertaste was smoky, burnt and bitter. Not so good roasted and smoky brew.
Rob_D_UK (1262) - 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 (4384) - 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 (5320) - 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 (6189) - 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 (2013) - 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 (2504) - 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 (1703) - 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 (1410) - 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.