olio (10168) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
33 cl bottle.Svesse (8580) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Pours murky brown color with a large, thick off-white head. Aroma has the intense hops and roast malts familiar to most black ipas, pine needles, nice floral notes, some resin and caramel are there too. Lots of citrus fruits, mostly mandarin, on the flavor, roasted dry malts and resiny hops follow. Quite bitter but still somewhat dry palate with a nice refreshing effect. Very nice brew altogether.
(Cask at Old Fountain, Old Street, London, 27 Apr 2013) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity, hoppy nose with coffee, chocolate, caramel, pine needles and hints of tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit, resin, raisins and a generous resinous/piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Surprisingly well balanced and drinkable. Very nice. The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Err, well, guess what, yep, this is good. Black IPA exactly as it should be. Maybe a tuppence, ut it’s a rich tuppence. total nonsense that you could understand completely. Perhaps even a pfennig if that’s how your bread is buttered. Dommod2011 (706) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Beepers, deepers, eyepeeaas, sayzons, goooozes, impeys, frooots, all very confuzing four a pour boyee lick moi. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Key at HB. Dark brown with a generous head. Tropical fruit araoma with nothing apparaent from the dark malt. Flavour is tropical friot with a lingering dry grapefruit finish. Some chocolate and coffee appears once it warms.
Niall73 (2432) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Tap at William IV. Pours a dark coca cola colour with a pale tan head. Aroma is pine, cannabis with an earthy funkiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's pine, toffee, grapefruit, coffee, pineapple, funky fusty stuff. Yep, nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Habanero (4639) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
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 Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
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. MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
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. s_hartshorne (2767) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarky northner /secret Santa. Black thin head. Aroma is roasted dark malts pine resin citrus good grapefruit taste same good long bitters. Decent oily body. Good stuff.