Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2012
From cask @ ACBF 2012. Pours dark, no head, nose is all c hops, grapefruit, lemons, ... Not much in the aroma relating to a dark ale. But it’s all good... Christian (13809) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
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 Theydon_Bois (20497) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at Ales & Tails, Twickenham - 15/12/12.
Light black with a mahoooosive frothy tan head.
Nose is pine, hops, chocolate, a little mustyness.
Taste comprises pine, hops, liqourice, touch of chocolate, light metallic and mineral notes, bitter grapefruit, puff of smoke.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish.
Decent. jmgreenuk (9870) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 27, 2012
Dalston Black IPA. Cask at King Willliam IV, Leyton. A durian fruit aroma! Really. The flavour is medium bitter, with fruit, liqourice and spicy notes on the palate. A superb ale. jackl (8301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee Shop. The pour’s a deep brownish black color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is charred wood, mild biscuit. Bitter chocolate and ash. The taste is woody hops, spruce. Unwashed bitter roots. Earthy hop flavors. Hints of melon rind. Supporting roasted malt body. Aggressive bitter profile. Still, this is quite drinkable and pleasant. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Tons of citrus on the nose with peach, lemon zest, fairy liquid and papaya. Pours a deep ruby with a firm, fluffy head. Flavour is true to what is fast becoming my new favourite style - an excellent balance of deep, roasted malts and zesty, spicy hops. Pasionfruit, charcoal and burnt orange peel. Finish is very dry and very bitter and very pleasant. Very nice. tiong (7517) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by MailTheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, exotic fruits and hints of citrus. Taste is smooth, and quite a nice mix of roastiness and exotic fruitness with a touch of salty licorice and grassy hops. Finish is dry and fruity with lots of roastiness and salty licorice. Quite nice, although a tad too salty and roasty black IPA.
Keg at Hanging Bat. Pours dark Brown with a thick White head. Very hoppy aroma. Tropical and pine. The flavour has Grapefruit and pine. The lingering grapefruit bitterness is formidable. mile (4032) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate to full malty and lightly sweetish aroma, roasted malt with some tropical fruitiness, light caramel, roasted malt - faint burnt malt, light tropical fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint caramel, roasted malt - light burnt malt, faint tropical fruitiness, piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dry, lots of roasted malt - light burnt malt, lots of piney hoppyness - light grapefruit hoppyness. Well hopped and roasted BIPA - bit thin though. Quite nice but not top notch. Camons (13035) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Cask @ Old Coffee House, London. Pours dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, tropical fruits, grapefruit. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Good one. 170913