jjsint (2576) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpull cask at the Rock, Cambridge. Very dark brown. Certainly bordering on black. Liquorice, malt, soot and spruce in the aroma. Taste is malty but very chalky and sweet. Short to medium cloying finish. Oily body. Not great and not really a BIPA.
Finn (6824) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra fat på Gog & Magog, Plymouth 22 Sep 16. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget, stabilt skum. Teppelacing. Aroma av plommer. Smaken lettrøstet malt - men også mye frukt. Tørr kaffe i avslutningen.
stevoj (4298) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask draft at the Three Magpies. A bit more porter than its American cousin, but I like it. Dark brown, but opaque. Small foamy beige head. Aroma is toast grains and chocolate. Taste also features the roast grains, and their bitterness blends well with hops to make for a nice bite. A bit tamer, but very enjoyable.
theprof (626) - Nottingham, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Aroma roasted malts and spice. Pours dark mahogany with creamy tan head dissipating to broken lace. Taste has some chocolate malt and biscuit to the fore but it finishes hoppy and with a pleasant wash to the palate, although there is some strong herbal aftertaste For me a good example of a black IPA. And it explains why I prefer porter and stout.
leaparsons (10130) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Black with an off white head. Earthy coffee with gritty dark chocolate. Hints of cola with dark berries. Creamy woodiness with medicinal notes. Nutty with light citrus pith bitterness. Easy drinking.
Panewby (5) - Washington, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Union rooms.another great black IPA strong roasted flavour not to much.nice after taste
Rune (11632) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint, cask at JDW’s Gog and Magog. Crocheted lacing from a fawn-coloured head. A deep reddish tint to a ruby dark body. Roasted dark malty nose with a touch of chocolate. Blended taste of cocoa, caramel and dark fruits followed by a bittersweet tail. Medium bodied. Pretty nice (Plymouth 22.09.2016).
amhart88 (117) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ale, but light in palate. Smoky bitterness with a hint of hops. Some molasses and malt, but lighter and more refreshing than your typical dark winter ale. Nice
MarcinG (665) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka 500ml. Czarny kolor. Piana bezowa mala szybko zanikajaca. Aromat czekolady z nuta cytrusowo-owocowa. W smaku przyjemna goryczka .czekolada kakao cytrusy owoce tropikalne. Przyjemne w teksturze o raczej niskim wysyceniu. Niezle
Erzengel (8174) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask. Smooth and slightly roasted beginning. Easy to drink, moderate bitterness, round and refreshing with a malty roasted bitterness. The body has sweetish hints, moderate malty with sone smooth hops. Malty fresh aftertaste. easy to drink, nice.