RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Keg/Cask at William IV Bunny Basher; tried both versions side by side both quality BIPA’s, piney resinous hop balanced with a slight roast malt, the keg held on to head longer, the Keg version was marginally better for me the colder dispense made the hop taste crisper.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
Big sucker-punch of sherbet, grapefruit, lemon rind and pine. Then cream and something milder rounding out the edges, fading through charcoal porter vibes to a lasting ipa bitterness. Some dirty muddy note on there too. Tastes very strong, I wouldn’t recommend drinking a full pint of this. Pretty damn awesome. undercurrent25 (2203) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Pours very dark colour, taste is extremely hoppy with some tropical fruit, one of the best beers I’ve had zacgillbanks (5506) - 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! cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle at home 01/12... thanks to james ... deep brown ... small off white head ... big juicy pine hop and roast malt nose ... light bitter pine hop front ... juicy malts ... light body (what makes the difference between black IPA and Hoppy stout for me) light oilyness ... little mandarin ...little soapy ... but all round not bad
JanLaursen (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
cask at King William 08/11
dark black ... thin tan head .. zezty ... big sweet woodty toffe malt ... big pine ... juicy ... light body ... little soapy ... great fruityness
bottle at home 05.12... deep black ... small head ... zezty dry woddy nose ...light bitter woody front ... soft pine ... light soapy ness ... dark woody malts .. still very good 3.7 but a little better fresher
Bottle, 50 cl. Black-brown with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma is hoppy with toasted malts, grapefruits, citrus and hints of licorice. Flavor is bitter-sweet with lots of grapefruits and licorice, leading to a dry bitter finish. Medium body. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2012
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. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
Very robust head, body black. It smells hoppy, a bit malty. The taste is intensive bitter, roasty and very hoppy, A good black IPA. 14/12/11/12/-/11 planky84 (3431) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask at GBBF, 2012. Reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants. Very nice nose. Flavours of blueberries, blackberries with some coffee notes. Fruity bitter finish. Nice. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle, beermerchants.com. Strong fruity aroma which transfers well into the taste. Dry and bitter,faint traces of smoke. Finishes long lingering and fruity. Excellent stuff.