overall
90
73
style
Brewed by Otley
Style: Black IPA
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottle; Regular.

This beer was originally a collaboration with Gazza from Steel City Brewing. It is now a permanent brew.

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4.5
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Creamy light chocolate aroma with roasty notes. Black with a nice cappucino head. Mouthfeel is silky, thick and soft with a creaminess and the flavour is milk chocolate, roast chocolate, subtle hints of freshly ground coffee and very light hoppy notes introducing a peppery spice flavour. Really, really good. The only criticism I have is that there is the slightest metallicity to the aroma and flavour, reminiscent of some what I call; ’Supermarket beers’. I don’t think that these are bottle conditioned, which would be better and would probably allow the flavours to shine to the maximum extent. Here they seem ever so slightly sedated by something.

4.3
JKaranka (60) - Cardiff, WALES - FEB 2, 2013
In minikeg at an opening at Third Floor Gallery last night. Lovely roast and fresh hop aroma. The flavour is more stout like than other black IPAs, with roast and chocolate going hand in hand with fruity and floral hops. It just looks and feels like a nice pint. It is very drinkable, making it easy to get a few pints (maybe a bit dangerous, actually!). It is incredibly rounded for what it is, not as unbalanced as some IPAs or export stouts out there.

4.3
androman (2797) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
50cl bottle at home from beerritz, uk. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity light roasty, flavor is dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, dried fruits. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting heavy dark chocolate bitter, later mostly hoppy. Full body, thin texture, average carbonation. Excellent easy dessert beer, simple but very tasty.

4.3
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Can’t mark this down really. Licorice aroma. Big foamy head. Dark black colour. Bitter enough and chocolatey afternotes.

4.1
gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Cask in the Isis, Sunderland. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Quite creamy in the mouth with coffee flavours,but also lots of hoppy bitterness. Nice.

4
Beersiveknown (5300) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 27, 2011
Factoberfest 2011 This was almost a dark saison with coriander and chocolate on the nose and a spicy lemon peel taste and bitter finish.

4
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 16/05/12. A near black beer with a ruby hue and an off-white head. Great grapefruity hops in the nose which carry through to the mouth where they are joined by roasty malts. A very tasty beer with great depth of flavour and bitterness. Unlike a lot of BIPAs, the taste exceeds the aroma.

4
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Very deep ruby, almost black pour with a great frothy head. Lovely fruit malt aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted malt flavour. Wood, earthy notes. Very nice beer. Bet its gorgeous on tap.


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