ippopotamo36 (2383) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016 EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, - OCT 10, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Very dark brown with a thick tan head leaving good lacing. Very little, if any, aroma. Not much in the way of flavour, either, some caramel and a little roast malt. Too sweet in the finish. Very uninspired.
Handpump at Euston Tap in London. Black pour with brownish highlights, ivory tick foam. Nose: American fresh hoppy notes, roast very far away. Mouth: sweet easy start, a bit roast but not unpleasant, fruity finish. Lovely!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone allmyvinyl (10618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light chocolate orange. Taste is light bitter, faint roast. Thin finish. AshtonMcCobb (6609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap.
Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent head.
Nose - liquorice and charcoal.
Taste - more liquorice. Imagining some dark fruits.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - more of a light dry stout than a black ipa. nihtila (3640) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at Stockbridge Tap. Reddish dark brown. Nose is red fruits, light roast. Tastes light sweet, light dark malts and chocolate. Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours deep ruby, nose is tropical, cheesy, roasted, taste is similar, sweet, juicy.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Bottled and drunk on the train home. Dark brown black beer. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate and lime flavour in the mouth. Decent chocolate not too roasted. Likeable. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at Pi, Altrincham. Near black shade. Nice head, lace. Can’t fault the appearance. Roasted malt and grape fruitiness in the aroma. Taste is a step down. Seems very lacking in hop flavour and bitterness. Soft subdued roasty taste instead. Bit of a let down. ianwelby (1387) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Black beer with a thin bubbly head. Light malt aroma but the flavour is more balanced with a fruity sweetness. Aftertaste is where the strength comes through. weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
At the NWAF Manchester 2012. Will have to try this again as I’m sure it was in bad condition. Muddy dark brown, no head. Some roasted malts but very little hops coming through. Thin palate.