BeerManic (21) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another Black IPA enjoyed during our tasting session. Almost completely black, with an interesting citrus hop aroma. Quite heavy on the dark roast malt character - is that good for a black IPA? Very tasty beer. Good stuff.
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 20110721.
Pours dark ruby black-red colour with minimal head. Aroma of fruity hops, lots of malts and some grass. Flavour of malts, fruits and caramel. Medium to full-bodied and a bit complex but something is still missing.
FatPhil (10091) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Lovely fruity citrus hop aroma. Super full palate. Smooth. A bit of everything in the taste, aromatic hops, and a decent roasted malty body too. Some roast in the finish, balances the hops well. Very well crafted dark hoppy beer.
gowdy (837) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. cereal, black, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, average carbonation.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Wenlock Arms - Aug 20 2011. Clear deep ruby/black. With a large frothy light brown lasting head. Very soft aroma and taste - more wheat than grain, very light bitterness, just wild flowers and a wisp of resin - nice light roast malt, only a hint of coffee. Light body, still, decent sweet/bitter balance (is not really either, this is more a mild than anything) - quick finish. Quaffable - but this is no way an IPA, black or otherwise.
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF2011.
Deep brown one with a creamy beige head. Fine hoppy aroma with grape and citrusses, cocoa, molasses, light coffee. Mild fruity flavor, easy but oily texture, grape and grapefruit, mild roasted-toasted character, some chocolate, green leaves of hops. Good one because it is not so agressive than other Black IPAs. Easy drinkable, could it slip for hours;-)
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Black - offwhite head. Nice hoppy, coffee, nice malty, dryness, licorice, hard burned, light body, dry burned malts. Nice.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the harp. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head. Thick mouthfeel. Strong roast, pine, light citrus, burnt toffee, slightly sweet. Decent bitter finish
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Bree Louise, Euston, London. Poured a deep brown with a small & disappearing though lacing tan head. Roasty with piney hops, citrus and a perfumy malt note on the aroma. Roasted, lightly smoky malt & coffee contrasted by grapefruit & lemon citrus tones. Palate-coating medium body, soft carbonation, quite rich and balanced nicly with a roasty, ashy bitterness in the finish that fights for your attention with a juicy grapefruit note.
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity aroma of hops, ginger and grass.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.