saxo (18571) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, chocolate and caramel notes. Great beer. Leighton (21298) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a foam head. Huge pine nose with notes of earth and grapefruit. Great, sweet flavor, nice roastiness, juicy hops, light cocoa. Medium bodied, oily, with average carbonation. Slightly sticky finish, rindy citrus hops, pine, good roasted malts. Delicious. ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to bobinlondon. Poured a deep brown, nearly black, with a thick beige head. Pure roasted malts, toffee, coffee, chocolate, with a huge piney hop bite. Absolute cracker of a beer. Nice bitter finish. Slight heat at the finish. BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Really like this - hops blend really well with the roast malts and it manages to be hoppy without being too bitter...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle from brewdog online. Pours thin black with a medium tanned head. The head disappears fairly quick. Same aroma as 5am saint. Lightly carbonated and slightly oily texture. Bright butterscotch flavours with a hint of smoke. I helped make this and I’m bloomin proud.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2011
On keg at the BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. A black beer with a lacy tan head. Fruity, hoppy nose, quite sweet with roasted malt also. Passionfruit and mango hop flavours are balanced nicely with the roasted malt, toast and bitter chocolate malt character. Nicely bitter with a floral, malty finish. Foamy mouth-feel. Very nice! planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Blackberry, raisin and black cherry aroma. Smooth, dark fruit implosion in the flavour. Warming alcohol. Long finish. Nice. olio (10290) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Draught @ BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. (As Black IPA)gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
Rated on 20110726.
Pours deep dark red, almost black colour with small head. Aroma of salmiac, ripe fruits, lots and lots of hops, roasted malts and liquorice. Flavour of liquorice, salmiac, roasted malts and ripe fruits. Excellent.
Bottle - sampled at home. Pours deep brown with a small lingering head. Nice thick lacing. Aroma of light malt, green paprica and fresh coffee beans slightly roasted. Light to medium body with a gentle roasty touch, nice sweetness and bitterness appearing as from the middle. Taste is crisp malts/toast and coffee. Balances on the edge with being a porter, but the hop character puts it right back to IPA. Very nice beer. ration (2238) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Tap. Pours black as expected. Strong roated malts and hops in the aroma. Oak and other wood feel. Not Bad.