fonefan (49520) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.
[ As Surf Black IPA ].
Clear dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, sweet orange, licorice, wood - tobacco notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark malt, grapefruit, sweet orange - fruit, licorice, salty licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy piney aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty piney bitter licorice flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty bitter hoppy piney finish. madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014cgarvieuk (24788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and light with fine carbonation. The dark malts are not heavy but they are robust, bringing bitterness and dark chocolate. Piney hops, slighlty sweet. A bare whisper of citrus before a light dry finish. Bitter linger. Full on CDA.
bottle at home ... deep black .. massive tan head ... soft dry toffee chocolate roats malt nose .... soft dry fruit ... dry chocolate roast .. dry toffee chocolate ... dry roast ... soft toffee chocolate Leighton (21458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in CA. Pours rich brown with a frothy beige head. Burnt toast in the nose, some toasty pine, dry cocoa, orange. Medium sweet flavor dry minerals, baking cocoa, burnt earth, wood, grapefruit, other citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice dry edge on the finish, further minerals, scorched earth, grass, grapefruit pith. Solid, very drinkable. Nice one.
Theydon_Bois (19703) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s parlour, big thanks to fellow CDA Bro - LKS.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent sized light tan cap that dissipates to a thin covering.
Nose is dark red berry fruit, light roast, earthy cocoa, dark toffee fudge, pine linger, earthy hop.
Taste comprises red berry fruit, cocoa rub, pine bite, light smoke, hint of spice, earthy hop bitterness in a semi drying close with fine carbonation.
Decent CDA. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
The pour is really dark brown with a tall khaki head. Really good hop aroma to begin. Plenty of citrus hops, light grass, pine, and pineapple. There is some good roast, very mild bread, and a light sweetness. The flavor has only a hint of cocoa and a moderate roast character. Mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Moderate bitterness on the back end with a light sweetness. Benzai (15711) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, hops, fruit hops. Very well mixed, for me a perfect Black IPA has the roastyness of an Impy and the hoppyness of an IPA an D this beer has got it. In the aroma that is.... Taste is malts, hops, roasted malts, bitter, bitter hops, fruit hops. Very well balanced, perhaps a little bit too roasty bitter in the initial flavor instead of in the finish. But I’m gonna stop the wining, this is just a very good black IPA. Nice! bhensonb (15331) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige/tan head. Aroma seems pine over roast/burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is malty, chocolate, pine (or perhaps citrus). Decent version. Scopey (14945) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is pine needles, sherbet, roasted malt, orange peel and chocolate powder. The taste is bitter, roasty, toast, charred wood, earth, cocoa, pine needles, soapy edge and pepper with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough cda.