gegwilson (3847) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours deep brown, almost black with a big lasting cream head. The aroma is sweet with pine and cocoa. The taste is big and bitter pine followed by smooth dark chocolate. Moderate spice too. Very drinkable. Sublime indeed. Birronauta (8) - San Severino Marche, ITALY - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Almost perfect as Black IPA style. Black color and a little bit cloudy. Aroma is very complex, cacao and coffee and a little of fruit. Perfect balance of malts and hops. Vey creamy, blackberries, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, grapefruit, orange, sweetnes from the caramel malt, bread, pine, roasted notes, and some citrus. Very bitter.
Creamy, oily texture. Medium body e medium carbonation.
This is real Black IPA, no compromise.
One of my favourite black ipa’s ever. Martinus (4790) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of cacao, red berries, quite fruity, coffee, citrus. Quite bitter flavour, coffee, citrus, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, berries. Finish coffee, straw, fruity hops. Lingering bitter. Nice.Quick3Beers (1605) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2015
(from 66cL bottle @ home. Thanks for the bottle, Tim!)
Pours a black from a bottle with a white head, good lacing. Sweet roasty smell, overly sweet flavor. Bitter finish. Okay beer. craftbeersweden (745) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
I got this bottle in a Stone Mixe Pack 2014 and I’ve tried it before but not reviewed it. This is my last bottle so this is the time to correct this!
badhack (591) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
The beer pours dark brow with a red tone and a two finger high beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass! FInally the head sinks down to a 2 mm layer on top of the beer, still creamy and fluffy.
Nose: Wow! Fantastic nose! Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cream, vanilla, orange, alcohol, toffee, butter, herbs, smoke and dried fruit.
Taste: Oh, this is so creamy and soft! Black berries, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, grapefruit, orange, sweetnes from the caramel malt, smoke, pine, roasted notes, dark bread, citrus - a LOT of flavours here!
Body: Medium body and soft carbonation. Creamy, oily texture. Complex flavours. So rich and soft.
This is an excellent beer!
Most black IPA go straight for very dark, charcoal malts. This was a refreshing IPA with a balance of dark, cola, coffee and bread crust malts which made it much more drinkable. Everything was well balanced, nothing stood out. Nice citrus hop finish. Pairs well with grilled meats, beef, pork, etc. Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Jet black pour with tan head. Coffee and hop, aroma. Very well done and n aroma. Taste is very light coffe and dark malts ...obvious hop backend. Slightly dry finish a great blend of hops and dark malts. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours very dark brown with a big and frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet, grapefruit and a little herbal. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Medium bodied, thick bodied, average carbonation. Finish is sweet and hoppy. TedBell (20) - Utah, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours deep black with a tan head. Roasted malt and piney aroma. Dark roasted malt flavors balanced by piney hops. Hoppy finish lingers on the palate. Balanced. GreatDane1632 (1177) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 20 May 2012 -- This is a great black IPA. Hops everywhere with a great malt base that isn’t overcome by the hops.