overall
55
19
style
Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Black IPA
Shipley, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A black IPA, with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine aroma of the Cascade hop.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14346) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, London. Dark brown with off white head. The roasted malt flavours are definitely there, maybe a little thin, but charred husk notes and chocolate, however; I didnt get the hops very much, there wasnt the prominence I was expecting. A touch disappointing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2325) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3517) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12755) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours deep ruby, nose is tropical, cheesy, roasted, taste is similar, sweet, juicy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (18230) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1973) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at Pi, Altrincham. Near black shade. Nice head, lace. Cant 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1328) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
At the NWAF Manchester 2012. Will have to try this again as Im sure it was in bad condition. Muddy dark brown, no head. Some roasted malts but very little hops coming through. Thin palate.


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