sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BeerViking (4603) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful stuff - red-black with a faint haze and lots of hops on the nose, then a big rich flavour taking in chocolate, dried fruit and burnt orange. The finish is very bitter but softened by a lasting fruitness.
Habanero (4582) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy and deep brown with a medium size creamy, lacing and beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, tropical fruit notes and citrus. Sweet flavor that ends up solid bitter. Mediumto full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent
MrTipple (4492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus fruits, maybe grapefruit, some toasted malts and chocolate. Appearance: black, small head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus fruits again, some caramel malt, some grass. Overall: amazing Black IPA, excellent aroma and palate. Pint at King William IV, Leyton.
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Hand pulled at the Southampton Arms, London. Black, with tight, thick, cream head. Smells extremely enticing. Smooth hoppy flavour. Warming finish. Very fruity. Juicy. Good bitter finish. Love it.
VsXsV (4395) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Dark brown/black opaque liquid with medium to big off-white/light tan head. Aroma of grass, citrus, tropical fruit, coffee, some light ash and lots of Citra hops. Really reminds me of a BIPA I’ve brewed myself. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of grassy hops and roasted malt. Medium bodied with medium to high bitterness. Nicely hoppy.
daje (4334) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends, february 15th 2014. Very dark brown body, big beige head. Rich aroma of citric and tropical hops, roasted malt. Taste of pine, tropical fruit, blueberries, dark chocolate. Nice. Good bitterness and a pleasant roastiness. Pine, peach and coffee aftertaste. Good job.
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the William IV. Very dark brown colour, almost black, with small frothy gold head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, sweetness, some fruity hops, bit of cat pee hops. Taste is sweet, roasty maltiness, fruity hoppiness. Orange and mango finish. Smooth and medium bodied.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ acbf. Aroma is roasty malt, some coffee, english hops. Flavour is a nice combo between hops and roast. Good black ipa.
jamestulloch (3986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, burnt caramel and aniseed. Flavour of coffee and citrus. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture. Faint carbonation. Sits closer to a Stout than an IPA, although it lacks the depth of a great Stout and the hop character of a great IPA.