Garrold (5291) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Tap at The Grove, Huddersfield. 20.01.13. Hazy, very dark red. Tight, lasting, off white head. Roast malt, black cherry, light coffee. Taste is initial sweetness, then espresso dry and light bitter. Dry, bitter finish. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 12, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is juicy fruity hops, grass, citrus, ripe apricots and mango. Taste has a lingering bitterness with notes of roasted malts, coffee beans, pine needles, licorice root. Finishes bitter and quite dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very tasty Stuu666 (13435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is woody, pine, taste is dry, bitter, roasted, fruity. androman (2351) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
1/3 pint keg @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is black, head is small beige creamy. Nose is roasted malt, aroma is roasted malt, pine, herbs, orange peel. Light sweet, heavy hoppy medium roasty bitter. Full body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Great easy dessert beer. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Brodies Bunny Basher 2015 at King William IV, London. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and citrus aroma, hay, cocoa, tar, some grapefruit. Hoppy roasted flaor, grassy, chocolate, cocoa, citurs, grapefruit, some passion fruit. Quite nice.
JackMandarin (390) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle from Salt Horse, Edin. Pours very dark brown. Red at the edge. Light tan head that lasts and good, oily lacing. Quite a savoury richness in the aroma from the first blast. Dank piney aroma comes through next. Treacle. A touch of something smoky. Quite meaty, almost pepperoni-like. More malt than hops here but with still enough resinous hop presence. Strikes a different balance from most other Black IPA’s though. Taste has a bittersweet start. Charred peaches. Very pithy grapefruit. The bitterness is quickly overtaken by a firm and drying bitterness. More hops than malt here! Roasty with rich coffee tones. Sherbert carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Astringent finish that’s a little too full on for me. A very interesting Black IPA that isn’t fully my thing but with bags of character. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of peachy hops, pine, citrus, fruitiness, ale yeast and cheesy hops. Flavor is fruity and sweet with some bitter notes, Medium body, average carbonation. Nice hoppy beer. bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012. Deep dark brown color. Sucade, plum and lots of dried fruit in the aroma. Harsh oily hopbitter flavor with lots of plums. Floral. Some question marks about the balance, but this is a delicious beer. 77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
Cask @ ACBF 2012: slightly murky brown with a close to mocha head, smell is slightly bitter with plenty of grapefruit hops, tropical fruits (sweet) & hint of white berries, taste is lightly bitter & touch watery, blackberries & malts, plenty of berries, melon, pineapple, bready malts, medium bitter finish, not bad dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
Draft @ acbf. Aroma is roasty malt, some coffee, english hops. Flavour is a nice combo between hops and roast. Good black ipa.