macca147 (736) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 On tap at Oxford Beer Festival 2017. 1/3 pint. Pours a jet black with a thin white/beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, cocoa, cream, very mild coffee notes. Taste: roasted malt, citrus, bitter cocoa flavours. Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness that lingers on the palate. Very easy drinking and very delicious. This is a very good beer. SamVimes21 (573) - - OCT 23, 2017
Cask @ 43rd Sheffield beer festival black with a cream head with a rich malty , hoppy and chocolate taste leaving a nice malty , hoppy IPA even if it is black . tombyars (1789) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Tasted this at the Troon BF on the 6th October 2017. Cask, gravity dispense. 1/3 pint. Dull black mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Strong fresh green hops in the bitter aroma, long in intensity. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives an initial roast grain flavour which gives way to burnt toast notes from the black malt. Surprisingly thin on the malt front for 6.5% - what's generating the alcohol? Strong bitter resins impart a strong pine, cut grass and citrus flavours. Finish is bitter with those fresh green hop resins still dominant in the mouth with cloying citrus zest. An ok Black IPA but underwhelming for its strength! Stuartyboy (1800) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2017
On cask @ Troon Beer Fest 2017 a dark brown almost black beer with fruity citrus aroma flavour is dark chocolate roasted malt sweet and fruity with hoppy bitterness really nicely balanced a great BIPA
Beerhunter111 (23256) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2017
Cask. A dark brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted bitter malt, coffee, bitter citrusy hops. Taste of intense bitter hops, dark roasted malt, bitter coffee, nice.
rondphoto (4508) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2017
on tap @ Bow Bar / Edinburgh Scotland --- Aroma of hops. Opaque black, deep tan head that drops to a thin cover, full lace curtain. Taste is semi-sweet malt that quickly takes on strong floral hops in a lightly carbonated swallow. A bold, satisfying brew. GRM (4237) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2017
Glass, 12 ounces, at the 2016 Swansea Beer & Cider Festival, trip to Swansea, Amsterdam and Paris with Louise, savoured on August 26 2016; eye: dark brown, semi-hazy, ring of brown head made up of rather large bubbles, no lacing; nose: coffee, roasting, light burnt barley, malt; mouth: coffee, roasting, light burnt barley, malt, dry finale in coffee with presence of burnt malt, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, harsh texture; overall: quite likable
Verre, 12 onces, bue au 2016 Swansea Beer & Cider Festival, voyage à Swansea, Amsterdam et Paris avec Louise, savourée le 24 août 2016; œil : brun foncé, semi-voilée, anneau de mousse brune formée de bulles plutôt grosses, pas de dentelle; nez : café, torréfaction, léger orge brûlée, malt; bouche : café, torréfaction, léger orge brûlée, malt, finale sèche en café avec présence de malt brûlé, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, curieusement amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien aimé jfb (6981) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
(cask) deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of toasted malts, fudge and dark chocolate, with some notes of sugar icing and mango. flavour is mostly toasted malts and yeast, with just a light hint of soy sauce, some more sugar icing and a herbal-hoppy light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Colchester. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, fruit, roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Toward medium sweetness with medium plus bitterness. Medium body and slight oily texture. Carbonation is soft. Finish is dry and has a great level of bitterness. A nice beer and pub to have celebrated my rating number 2000. saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2017
Cask @ The Victoria Inn, Colchester. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, chocolate, fruits and hops. Nice bitter finish.