JackMandarin (367) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle from Salt Horse, Edin. Pours very dark brown. Red at the edge. Light tan head that lasts and good, oily lacing. Quite a savoury richness in the aroma from the first blast. Dank piney aroma comes through next. Treacle. A touch of something smoky. Quite meaty, almost pepperoni-like. More malt than hops here but with still enough resinous hop presence. Strikes a different balance from most other Black IPA’s though. Taste has a bittersweet start. Charred peaches. Very pithy grapefruit. The bitterness is quickly overtaken by a firm and drying bitterness. More hops than malt here! Roasty with rich coffee tones. Sherbert carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Astringent finish that’s a little too full on for me. A very interesting Black IPA that isn’t fully my thing but with bags of character. Evilkniamhel (941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2016
Cask at Cloister’s Bar. Dark opaque brown with a creamy fawn head. Aromas of tropical fruit, sweet malts, coffee grind, dark chocolate, dried fruit. Full bodied and really nicely balanced on the palate, exactly what a Black IPA should be. AnchorTap (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
This beer is so secretive ,the word needs to be spread,superb palatte ,aroma and after taste . first class zacgillbanks (5128) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Dark brown-black in colour, pouring with a large foamy tan head. It has a rich chocolate, pine, citrus and ginger flavour with a creamy tart fruit, vanilla, oak and bitter citrus finish. Nice! gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours hazy deep brown with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is resiny and grapefruit, weak roasted malts. Taste is light sweet, with a more than decent hoppy addition, grapefruit and liquorice, dry bitter roasted finish, very good.
mr_h (5434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, Bath Street, Glasgow, potent pine, chocolate aroma, opaque very dark brown near black, thin beige head, sour berries, viscous, strong bitter finish rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Brodies Bunny Basher 2015 at King William IV, London. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and citrus aroma, hay, cocoa, tar, some grapefruit. Hoppy roasted flaor, grassy, chocolate, cocoa, citurs, grapefruit, some passion fruit. Quite nice. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries and soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Rasmus40 (20318) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail. A month and a half past the BB date event though I had just bought it. Still fairly fresh though. Hazy very dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 230315 androman (2290) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
1/3 pint keg @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is black, head is small beige creamy. Nose is roasted malt, aroma is roasted malt, pine, herbs, orange peel. Light sweet, heavy hoppy medium roasty bitter. Full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Great easy dessert beer.