Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle split at L42, thanks to Kenny, 23/01/17.
Rich mahogany brown with a decent tan cap.
Nose is light soap, floral hop, spice, cocoa powder, toffee, light charring.
Taste comprises toffee, charr, mild roast, ashen, cocoa, light pine dusting.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Middle of the road CDA.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
23rd January 2017Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Level 42 Bottleshare. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, quite tangy and with a mild roast bitterness. Something vaguely brett like. Modest piney hop and generic fruits. Light dry finish. Needs a better backbone but its alright.
Bottle thanks to Kenny, shared at level 42. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich roast, toasty, cocoa, rocky road, varnish, wood, sticky treacle, chocolate and coffee grounds. The taste is dry, bitter, toasty, roasted malt, charred wood, ashy, some booze, coffee grounds, mild acidity and a bit chewy. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Decent enough cda. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 24, 2017
65cl bottle shared at Level 42. Many thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a clean brown color with a medium off white head. Aroma is roasty estery woody and lightly plasticky. Taste is all the same, more wood, plastic, roasted malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, meh mR_fr0g (12119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 23/01/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A nut brown mahogany brown coloured pour with a. Loose light tan head. Aroma is brown toasted bread raspberry, pine needles, little soapy, wax. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, toast, plastic and pine needles, woody. Palate is frothy moderate carbonation, little resin. . Ok. Firm bitterness. .
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle shared in London / thanks to Mitch. Pours deep brown with a dense, rocky tan froth cap. The nose has some berry twang, light roast, cocoa. Light sweet flavour with suggestions of brett, a little metal, scorched earth, berries. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Finishes with more earthy bitterness, a little ash and baking cocoa, tangy berries, a little bretty funk suggestive of infection. Fun, if a little unintentionally. The_Osprey (7991) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle share at One Canada Square as ’Crazy Mountain Moonlight Mile CDA’, 6.2%, many thanks to Kenny. Black, almost opaque with a slight red hue, foamy brown head, full lacing. Aroma is soapy, washing up liquid, slight urinal.. Body is frothy, soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is ashy, varnish, soapy, chalky, bread crusts, spicy. OK. Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pour is Deep brown with a slight red tint and big creamy tan head - sticky lacing. Grapefruity, roasty, some cocoa, light grass, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is roasty, toasted bread, some cocoa, dark fruits, orange peels, and grapefruit with a big bitter finish. Think mouthfeel medium carbonation. Good. onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Black pour under a thin white rocky cap. There’s an aroma that’s roasty and black but somehow reminds me of paper, with a roasty sweetness and a touch of floral/citric bitterness. Good not-acidic flavor of roast and deep bakers chocolate with some pine and orange zest, maybe some earthy fresh floral hops and a bit of sweet almost-coffee-like roast. If I didn’t know better I would have thought this was a slightly-hoppier-than-normal-Porter/Stout. Not super bitter at all. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Tap at Crazy Mountain Brewing. Color is black with good carbonation that gives a big thick brown head that settles down slowly to be thin and tight. Aroma is where things went all wrong, its old dish water with a hint of hops. Flavor comes out of a medium body with the same musty old dish water thing as the aroma with some bitterness and a hint of pine showing. I ask for a fresh pour in a new glass and it was just the same. This is the worst Black IPA I have had and can only hope that something was wrong with this batch. If I ever get a chance to try it again I’ll rerate it, till then this was just bad.