vanderkidd (7) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Looks and smells delicious! Hops are spot on. Slightly chewy. Nice lacing and legs. BOSH!! RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 bottle Coppers Ncl. Hops pine and chocolate perfectly combined. Creamy bitter palate with a lovely long dry finish. The pine and spruce lingers long in the aftertaste. Really excellent. *Rerate, 10/10/14. Bottle with a BBE 02.04.14. Even richer and more vineous, loads of body, the hop hot is still as fresh. Truly stunning. Attackinblack (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
330ml bought @ the brewery for under 3 quid and poured into a pint glass. Pours black as a crow on a cloudy night with a finger of dark tan head that lasts.
Smells like you’d think with that beauty burnt coffee and dark chocolate smell but with a bit of resiny hop peeking through as well.
Tastes like a pretty near perfect version (for my taste) of a black IPA. Lots of coffee, a wee bit of choc to keep it from the too dry side and, rare indeed, the perfect amount of sticky/piney hop to hold it’s own handily against all that darkness. Perfect balance between burnt/sweet/bitter.
Not over heavy on the palate for such a flavourful beer. Could easily go another one (or more if I’d not only bought 2).
Totally worth the hype. Had a few black IPA in my day and really only saw them as a change of pace but this one is gonna go in my regular rotation. themightyjag (565) - - JUL 13, 2013
500ml bottle from The Beerhive.
Large tan head, good lacing. Body is almost dark. Nose mainly coffee and chocolate, citrus comes through more as the beer warms. Flavour is tropical fruit and mocha battling it out, finish is bitter chocolate. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Another big winner from Tempest. Jantek (2) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Bought in Rehill’s in Newcastle. Pours black with beige head. Looks great. The intensive aroma and taste that of pine and hops with a bit of resin. Medium Bitterness which lingers for a while. One of my favourite black IPAs. Very drinkable too. Recommend it.
MidnightOwl (47) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2015
Appearance: Black as the night with tan head. Aroma: True Black IPA, coffee, chocolate, pine, resin and tropical fruits. Taste: Aromawise, more IPA than Black. Aftertaste: Slightly bitter. Lovely!
Grzesiek79 (4297) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Piwo bardzo dobre. Black IPA szczegolnie lubie i cenie. Barwa czarna jak nowa opona natluszczona srodkiem do konserwacji, piana szarawa, sina jakby srednia ale oblepiajaca szklo. W zapachu orzechy i bob gotowany, tak mi sie kojarzylo. Smak chmielowa gorycz subtelna palonosc, lekka nawet kawowa kwaskowosc. Troche moze zbyt alkoholowe. Ale wszystko ogolnie dobrze zgrane. Degustacyjne piwo, polecam jamestulloch (4111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, cocoa powder, orange, chocolate and pine. Flavour of peanut shell, chocolate, blackcurrant, freshly rubbed hops and pine. Sharp, lingering bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. A fruity, flavoursome Black IPA. Superb. Cokemonkey11 (879) - - MAY 12, 2015
Black IPA. 330ml, brown bottle, cork and cask, Edinburgh. Scent is strong grapefruit zest and lightly bitter. Pours black with a thin brown head like a cola. Taste is earthy, full-bodied, and malty. Fantastic. Saeglopur (2178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 17, 2016
330 ml bottle from Firma Bier, bb 27 Apr 2016.
Almost black body, with a big, stable, creamy, lacing, light brown head.
Amazing aroma with a lot of pine, citrus, grapefruit, dark berries, dark chocolate, caramel, cocoa.
Taste is also delicious and very smooth, with pine, citrus, tropical fruits, berries, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, coffee, subtle liquorice.
Medium, a bit creamy, velvety mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, a bit warm, bitter, roasty, a bit dry, piney, citric, with cocoa, coffee, some liquorice.
Wow! As much as I like this style, Black IPAs tend to be quite similar in my opinion. But this one really offers a uniqueness and character like very few others and especially the balance is outstanding! Distinctive pine notes, lovely smooth berries and creamy dark malts in perfect harmony. Clearly my favourite BIPA so far!