Brewed by Purity
Style: Black IPA
Alcester, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Keg & can; Regular at 5.8%.
Cask; Seasonal - November to March at 5.1%.
Note: The 7% Bottled version is seperately listed.

Saddle Black, a full-flavoured hoppy black beer, dedicated to cyclists and available in cask from the end of November until March 2014. Saddle Black is brewed using smoked, chocolate and black malts and New World hops Chinook and Cascade. Together these create a well-rounded beer with aromas of citrus, chocolate and espresso.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - FEB 3, 2014
Very nice, standard fruit aroma, bags of bitter sweet taste, a cindery, powdery edge under the juicy ipa part.

evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chcocolate aroma. Tastes the same, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit with a bitter finale. Very nice indeed.

LazyPyro (1802) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Keg at Cheltenham Real Ale Festival 2017. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, berries, citrus, coffee. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, hint of chocolate, dark fruits, berries, finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Cask at Wibbas Down Inn (JDW), Wimbledon 2014 - Deep Brown in colour. Good head. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, some chocolate. Fruity; subdued citrus grapefruit. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Good balance. Bitter-sweet roast malty fruity throughout. Not extreme; unlike some Black IPAs. Very drinkable. (2014-04)

joe19612 (3135) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Can. Pours a black colour with a fluffy white head, light hop aroma with some chocolate, the taste is medium bitterness and feels rich with chocolate with a dry bitter finish.

MeadCaptain95 (14) - - AUG 25, 2017
Delicious. Dark/black in colour, light fizz. Rich smoky chocolate flavours. Can from farm shop at Gloucester services.

Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2017
Tap @ Purecraft Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Hazy very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light roasted malt, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 250717

saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2017
Tap @ Purecraft Bar and Kitchen, Birmingham. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, hops, flowers and has a nice bitter finish.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2017
Can. Black with a medium head. As you would expect appearance is black. Hoppy slightly dry flavour. Well balanced with a reasonable body. A good one.

Pudding (271) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
5 litre minicask, contains yeast. Pours brown/black with minimal head. Fruity aroma. Dark treacle too. Taste muted at first, lingering fruitiness. Overall a pleasant porter.

Cunningham (8528) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2016
Ok complexity. Tasty and fresh ale.
Black color with a fine tan head. Fine lacing. Good intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Semi dry ending and the flavor stays at the back of your mouth for a long time. Chocolate, tropical, mild roast, pine and grapefruit hoppy.
[On tap at Black Friar at Blackfriars in London, England]

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