macca147 (498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2017 yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kick. A black one, topped by a dense, light tan head leaving lacings. The aroma is faintly buttery, with caramel, dark chocolate and some lightly citrusy hops. Roasted flavor with chocolate and coffee. A pleasant bitterness chimes in, bringing some balance. Full body, soft and pleasant carbonation, rather dry. Lasting roasted finish. A proper beer indeed, although a bit buttery especially in the aroma. 130520
568ml bottle. Pours an ink black with a tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, bitter cocoa, toasted bread, citrus and mild tropical notes. Taste: roasted malt, bitter cocoa, citrus, grapefruit, mild peach flavours. Complex flavour balance. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Moderate bitterness, that lingers on the palate. Quite tasty without being exceptional. Definitely a beer I will drink again! zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Bottles from Tesco, Gateshead and Open All Hours, Keswick. An extremely dark brown-black beer with red highlights. It has a sharp bitter citrus hoppy flavour followed by roasted coffee, chocolate and pine on the warming finish. Excellent! lysander666 () - - NOV 10, 2017
Gets a high rating, surprisingly, for being one of the most unique beers I've tasted. Smoky, woody, harsh, sharp and with a lingering finish. Definitely an autumn/winter ale. jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle. Black body with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of plum and coffee. Flavour of wood and filter coffee. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Woody and easy to drink. Pretty good. LLaurin (526) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2017
Pours black or dark brown with small head. Some notes of burned malts on nose and taste. Palate also slight burnt notes and slight bitter.
LittleShit (3) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2017 does not count
Tesco- 500ml Bottle Conditioned version 24/10/17.
Pours deep black with a slight bleed of red at the bottom of the glass. Initially, a compact 1&1/2 finger head dissipating to a thin off-white 1/2 head.
Aroma, a good citrus hopped backbone, edge of banana and slightly soft melon; surprisingly a limited amount of roasted malts coming through.
Initially, without the conditioning poured in it tastes like a well-rounded IPA. Once the conditioning is added the roasted element comes to fruition on the back-end.
This is also echoed in the aroma.
Light-ish mouthfeel, would hope for a tad more.
Overall, very drinkable and an enjoyable Black IPA; interesting to see how before the conditioning was added the emphasis laid with the hops but then with the conditioning came accentuated chocolate and coffee flavours. Snaggletooth (1) - - OCT 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Pours smoothly and leaves very little head on top. Combination of strong roasted malt and hops flavours combine well making a good strong flavour with out being overbearing. This sold out fast at the Tesco's in Sunbury and I'm not surprised. Lovely beer. steveddy (32) - Chichester, West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Pours like a porter. Caramel head. Gorgeous hope aroma but not backed up with bitterness or much malt flavour. I like it but not as much as I wanted to. Proper job IPA does a better proper job. Desverger (12915) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle sourced from Tescos Streatham, thanks to and shared with the folks (11/09/2017) - black pour with creamy beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy with some caramel, some chocolatey malty notes, pine needles, roasted malty and hoppy into the close. MarcinG (1003) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Czarny kolor. Piana srednia,bezowa opada dosc szybko do pieracienia. W zapachu intensywne polaczenie palonych slodow ,czekolady i kawy z cytusowo-sosnowymi akcentami. W smaku jak dla mnie wygrywaja te pierwsze,dlatego nazwalbym to piwo cytrusowym stoutem niz Ipa. Duza dawka ciemnej czekolady daje sporo goryczki,ktora jest jeszcze spotegowana cytrusami. Kawa, palone slody i lekkie nuty owocow tropikalnych na oslode. Niezle i bardzo pijalne piwo