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 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. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair white head. Very hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple and passion fruit with some coffee and roasty malt also. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced with lingering pine and roasty malt flavours. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London. A near black beer with a white bubbly head. Very good hops in this with minimal roast from the dark malts. Nothing sweet about this at all. Tons and tons of citric fruits; mostly grapefruit. Really really lovely. A near perfect BIPA. DanielBrown (4499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
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.
Cunningham (7850) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Appearance: Pitch black color with a thick tan head. One big curtain.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted malt and rich hoppy.
Palate: Full to medium body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt and rich hoppy on a fine dark malty background. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann
Cask at William IV during Brodies Birthday Bash 2011. Pours black-brown with a white, foamy head. Lovely nose, rich pine, grapefruit, orange. Sweet, juicy flavor with restrained roastiness, plenty of resinous bitterness, some grass and orange juice. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat salty. Nice finish, oily pine, dark malts, subtle roast, citrusy sweetness, too. Excellent beer. Way to go, Brodies! dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Dark brown/black with really creamy head. Citrus hop nose, fresh and juicy. Creamy, luscious dark chocolate palate, fresh mango and coffee finish. Awesome. Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Pours red to black, a creamy head one centimetre. Nice citrus and black coffee on the nose. The palate is really remarkably smooth and soft, with dark coffee and dark chocolate flavours, along with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg hints with citrus fruit and nutty notes. Anything which can balance those coffee, chocolate and citrus flavours so well, with that mouth-feel, has to be well done. CraftBeerNick (2467) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle at home on a miserable Sunday, 23rd September 2012, pours a huge soft head that keeps on growing, nice hoppy aroma, taste is delicious and rich, like a kernel black ipa, but richer and softer in mouth, nice stuff