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

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11760) - Tampere, - JAN 21, 2012
Cask at the Gallows Bird XV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Black colour with tiny light tan head. Roasted malt, grassy and fruity hops, bitterness and liquorice in dry aroma. Dry hoppy bitterness, liquorice and roasted malt in flavour. Tasty. Nice bitter aftertaste.


3.5
joe19612 (3033) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Cask at the Prince of Wales North Farnborough. Pours a deep dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, the aroma is roasted malt with hints of chocolate, the taste is medium bitterness and malty with a dry bitter finish.

3.5
ruigo (3088) - PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2017
500ml bottle [as Oatley 10]. Clear dark brown with a small tan head. Citrus, roasted malts and chocolate. Nice.

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.

3.7
jmgreenuk (9870) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is yeast, grassy citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a roasty, liqourice, big hop bitter palate and lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.2
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark brown, with a fine toffee-coloured head. Sharp aroma, creamy with a something akin to Biro ink. Dry flavour, heavy coffee and cream. Dry aftertaste. Very much like a stout, as opposed to a black IPA.

3.8
SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle from M&S, Merry Hill. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, lactose and some hops. Taste is chocolate, some hops, a bit of smoke and dark malts. Creamy palate. Very good.

3.4
Bjammin (23) - - MAY 7, 2016
A dark smoky beer with chocolate notes. Small head and deep dark colour. Bitter taste with some ash at the end

3.2
jookos (6973) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
[email protected] Black, guinness-white top. Pine, soft roast, dry licorice on nose. Med bodied, bitters, bit hollow, roasty, licorice root (woodsly), bit earthy hoppy. Lefg a slightly unpleasant woody aftertaste

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3.6
mike_77 (7029) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Aroma is quite prominent in green, resinous hop. Fairly hoppy flavour with a decent roasted malt bitterness.

3.8
Towey1989 (3169) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, slight resin, subtle lemon, roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee and some earthiness. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some resin, slight grapefruit, subtle earthiness and herbal hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, chocolate bitterness with a subtle resinous aftertaste. A really nice dark beer, more stout than black IPA but the subtle hoppiness is enough.


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