madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017 WVHouseofBeer (1109) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a hell of a black IPA...if this was brewed in California it would be an instant classic and people far and wide would be searching for it. Coal black color, great retention with lacing, nice roasted malt balance with a big hop nose. Citrus hops rise through the darkness with a velvety mouthfeel. You won’t find much better than this.
19th July 2017oobawa (1922) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Floor 42, share a bottle or two! Thanks to Leighton for the can. Almost clear dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and has decent fine carbonation. Bitterish dark malts, some roast. Bitter dark chocolate. Little dark fruits. Bitter finish leaves a bitter linger. A bit harsh.
Solid black IPA, more roasty and porter-ish than a hop-bomb, yet with enough piney bitterness to offset the dark beer notes. Chocolate and dark roast coffee meet with resin, pinecones, and grapefruit, leading to a classic--if a tad mellow--Northwest hop fade. Easygoing texture is almost too thin, but eeks out a win. Tasty. Garrold (5941) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Can, sent as an extra in a trade with Wingmane. Cheers Dave! Pretty soupy, dark, cola brown. Messy, sticky, lasting, light tan head. Nose has wood ash. Some dark toffee. Bit of blueberry hop. Taste is ashy, woody bitter. Not a deal else going on. Decent mouthfeel. Bit of chew. Light carbonation. Full on, ashy, bitterness to close. The_Osprey (9912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2017
July 2017 - Tasting at One Canada Square. Can thanks to Leighton. As 'Greenbrier Valley Mothman Black IPA', 6.7%. Dark brown with a red-orange hue, foamy light brown head. Aroma is apple, cheap pop, green apple. Body is light and a bit frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is more of the same – apple and cheap pop, sodawater, white pepper and some chalk. Not fussed. (4-4-5-3-12=2.8) MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Sweet and bitter citrus fruits, sweet, dark, grain malts. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. More bitter sweet orange, unripe tangerine, dark, bitter malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice CDA, great palate. Can shared at L42 tasting - thanks to Leighton!
mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Can shared on Level 42 19/07/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A dark brown black coloured pour with a lose tan head. Aroma is nutty malts, pine, pencil, light jam. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty, brown bread, liquorice, caraway, , numbing. Palate is semi sweet, frothy carbonation, liquorice. . Lingering biting black sugars. Theydon_Bois (21849) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Can split at L42, big thanks to LKS for the double bubble .rar state and CDA rake, 19/07/17.
Light black with a big tan head that retains well.
Nose is roasted malts, cocoa powder, charr, light pine trace.
Taste comprises dusty hops, pine, chocolate biscuit, toffee, background tropcial fruit notes, black peppery spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A serviceable CDA. Scopey (16537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Can at L42. It pours pretty dark, near black with a thick tan head. The aroma is toasty, dark chocolate, charred wood, burnt peach and juicy tinned fruit. The taste is crisp, dry, toasty, earthy, wood, roasted malt, slightly waxy, soapy, citrus peel, burnt pine and cacao with a dry, citrussy finish. Medium body and mdoerate, foamy carbonation. Pretty tasting. A solid balck IPA. WingmanWillis (440) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Can share at Level 42. Thanks to Leighton for this state whale. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma is roast malts, a little chocolate and some citrus. Taste is chocolate, a little coffee, some good citrusy hops with a decent bitter finish. Nice stuff Leighton (23092) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Can shared in London - picked up in a trade. Pours clear brown with a creamy, khaki head. The nose has modest toasted brown bread, vague cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with more well toasted brown bread, mild milk chocolate, dried berries, earth. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with toasted brown, some earth, dry cocoa. Enjoyable, but pretty simple.