mR_fr0g (11907) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Keg at the Lovibonds tap takeover Brewdog Camden. Hazrd chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting thin cream coloured head. Aroma is nutty malts, light roast, toast, pine resin hop. Flavour is composed of burnt toast, pinch of caramel. Lemon and piney hop, toast in the finish. Palate is semi sweet, medium body, little nice sticky resin, highish carbonation. Good black IPA. MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Sweet citrus fruits, orange tangerine, lightly toasted malts and molasses, a hint of pine. Clear, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Some bitterness appearing quickly, floral hops, dark malts, molasses, medium bodied. Very nice Black IPA, not too intense, subtle, well-balanced, fairly light on the hops in the aroma . Keg at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames. jackl (8029) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Keg @ The White Horse. Deep brown with a medium tan head. The nose is peppery, caramel and plenty of toffee. The taste is lightly hoppy, with plenty of toasty grain, more chewy caramel. Not the hoppy beast I was expecting but still quite pleasant. Sweet and sticky. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort. Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Cask at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours black-brown with a soft, off-white foamy head. Nose holds quite a bit of ripe citrus, strong grapefruit, dark pineapple, some well and toasted malts. Decent flavor, medium sweet, some burnt caramel, burnt grapefruit, strong burnt grass, some juicy pine, mild smoked meat. Medium bodied with fine to average, smooth carbonation. Pretty dry yet resinous to finiush, a good dose of burnt wood, robust grapefruit notes, dark toast. Some burnt sugar. A nice black IPA overall. Reasonably well-balanced. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Draught at Brewdog Camden. Clear deep ruby-brown, solid fizzy offwhite head. Very light roasty aroma, acidic coffee and green fruit. Taste follows, but very big malt/cocoa and coffee. Thick, slick and well carbonated, burnt-bitter finish. Very nice!
allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Keg at the Bat. Nice change after some fairly bog-standard pale ales elsewhere. Dark brown more than black, but good citrus hop notes balancing the roastiness. Some chocolate in the mix, and a grapefruit note. Creamy, good carbonation, long finish. Really nice. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2014
Tap at BD Shepherds Bush. Nothing out of the ordinary. Very woody and pine driven with a hint of bubblegum. Decent stuff cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Keg at brewery... Dark brown... Big tan head... Soft dark roast... Bitter malts... Too cold too fizxy... Burnt cho olate... Stick 3.5
well i assumed this is unfined 69 ... but if it is its hell of a unfied beer .. black (at holyrood 9A) .... zezty pine hop nose ... too fizzy ... wzy too fizzy ... little cold ... juicy roast malts ... rich pine ... zezt flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
On-Tap at Brewdog Edinburgh:Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Medium pine to begin with although darker than a standard IPA and backed up by some background malts as well and a dark fruit aroma on top of this. There is a mix of berry, citrus and very light caramel.
Really dark ruby to brown in colour with hints of black around the edges and an off-white to brown coloured head that is about the width of a pinky and settles to a thin lacing.
Fruit and pine flavours coming through along with a caramel malt taste and more touches of summer fruit and berries. There is a little grapefruit that I’ve come to expect from an IPA and some earthly herbs and malts to round things off. The beer is quite dark tasting and bitter towards the end.
Medium bodied with a strong amount of bitterness, especially towards the end and a smooth feel with a wet finish. The beer also seems quite strong leading me to believe that the alcohol isn’t particularly well hidden but it doesn’t effect things too much.
Not a bad beer really, one that started well but was a little too bitter towards the end for my liking. It’s certainly worth a try and is a nice example of a black IPA but the bitter grapefruit was slightly overpowering.
Keg tap at the brewery in Henley, 05/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a medium beige head that retains well.
Nose is dark malts, burnt toffee, grain, hops, light pine, hints of bitter grapefruit.
Taste comprises an aggressive hop bitterness, dark malts, demerara sugar, pinch of cocoa, orange pith, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, bitter dry finish.
Decent black IPA.