abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2013
On tap at Cardinal. Black body with a small dense light brown head. Tropical fruits, raisin and cat piss on the nose. Pungent dried fruits malty sweet and bitter flavors with toasted notes. Medium to full body. Smooth and joyful to drink. Long bitter finish. andrepintado (3661) - Porto, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at animal, Madrid. dark color with thin head. Soft body. Hop and roasted aroma. mzaar (3643) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. Helt svart öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av lakrits, kaffe och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits och grapefrukt. En lätt ton av alkohol stör något i smaken. Oljig munkänsla. MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
Tap paf. Pours Black with a off white head. Aroma of juicy tropical hops, peach, orange, grape, subtle roast notes, mild licorice. Very balanced. Taste is rather hoppy bitter, light roast. Very good balanced. evergreen0199 (3492) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Keg at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a very thin tan head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes malty, hoppy, chocolate, distinct grapefruit taste in the background, slight bitterness. Rich and complex. Another quality brew from the excellent Magic Rock.
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
From bottle. Pours as good as black with bubbly tan head. Wowee the smell is tidy, lots of grapefruit (Nelson?) and mango, some resinous aroma also. Similar taste, little malt on the finish. Well bittered. The hops really dominate. It’s..........Delicious! planky84 (3428) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Black pour with a beige head. Sweetcorn, blackcurrant and blackberry nose. Nice. Dark fruit flavour with a hint of malt and caramel. Quite a smooth character. Long bitter-sweet finish. john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Soho, London in Dec 2015 - Pitch Black in colour. Average beige head. Fair lacing. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, toffee, liquorice. Hoppy; piney hops, nice hop bitterness. Fruity; citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter roast chocolate and liquorice malty throughout with balancing fruit and hop bitterness. Good Black IPA! (2015-12-22)
NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Very dark brown pour that starts with a thick khaki head. Nice lace. Odd mix of pale and burnt malts. Some spicy bitterness but not particularly hoppy. Charred grapefruit. Pumpernickel. Blackcurrant. Treacle. Cola. Peat. Black liquorice. Marmite. Interesting but not sure it completely works. Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows soft roasted and toasty malt along with a bready character and spicy, piny and fruity hops.
Similar flavours, with more roasted malt and caramel followed by a massive resinous and piny hop hit.