Ferris (14379) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Floral piny, herbal hops. Jet black with a creamy beige head. Perfumy hops, pine and some roast. Aromatic and perfumy with light roast. Nice.
imdownthepub (14221) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The King William IV, Leyton, London. Black with tan head. What a way to finish off a long, long day. Full of fruity alcohol, bitter, hoppy with a citrus edge and roasty background. Quite a big and chunky beer, great.
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Mason & Taylor (7% and named Dalston Black IPA). It pours very dark brown, with a ruby tinge and a thick creamy beige head. The nose is charcoal, resin and aniseed. The taste is resin, wood, charcoal, burnt caramel, salted liquorice, well hidden alcohol, roasted malt and a touch of smoke, with a big bitter-dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and good balance. Really tasty stuff.
Borup (13610) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, roasted malt, licorice and yeast.
Christian (13340) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap take over at Mikkeller Bar. Dark brown with a small white head. Fruity aroma with bright and clean citrus along with a touch of licorice. Citrus and licorice also dominate the flavour, with a faint hard roasted finish
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Deep dark brown color. Sucade, plum and lots of dried fruit in the aroma. Harsh oily hopbitter flavor with lots of plums. Floral. Some question marks about the balance, but this is a delicious beer.
Stuu666 (12504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is woody, pine, taste is dry, bitter, roasted, fruity.
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at King William IV. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, grass, brett, pine and citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet, heavy bitter, light sour. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, as Black IPA, half-pint, in a very relaxing atmosphere sitting by the open fire place at the excellent King William IV in Leyton. Deep black body topped by a decent, creamy tan-coloured head. Solid artwork to the glass. Semi-tart berries and aniseed fruits to the nose. Flavoured with citrus fruits mixed with malty hints of liquorice, grain and chocolate. Rather too much of bitter tartness towards the ending. Good without being outstanding (Greater London, 24.11.2012).
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head.
roasted aroma, bitter hoppy balance. flavor is roasted malty, bitter hoppy balance, faint herbal bitterness. (english hops added?)