fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2012
Clear dark brown red colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, heavy hoppy, pine, orange - citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor with hitns of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish. madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
18th December 2011cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, bubbly pale tan head. Dry palate with mild carbonation. Robust dark malt, roasty with bitter coffee. Balanced with bitter hops that are both piney and citrus. Bitter grapefruit with a trace of lime. Bitter dry finish with some sublte red fruits and aniseed. Wow! A smack in the chops of a black ipa. A big old beer this, unsubtle but hugely enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
bottle at home ... deep red black ... thin tan head ... dark chocolate toffee malt with lots of pine hop nose ...soft soapy front ... juicy malts ... light pine hop bitterness ... some citrus ... orange and lime ... juicy.. nice Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours a cloudy dark brown with an off-white head. Intense aroma hops overpower the roast - at least in the nose. Medium body, some subtle sweet roast in complete harmony with the citrusy hops. Some raisin. Dry if not overly bitter finish. Very enjoyable. 030312
Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle at the brewery, London. Pours black-brown with a foamy, off-white head. Earth, pine and light roast in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, strong grassy hops, charred malt roastiness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Dry, dirty hop finish, char, pine, grass, some citrus. Very good. Some woody earth lingers. Good stuff. fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Courtesy of jan (fonefan)harrisoni (19536) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Dark brown color, with creamy beige creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, fruity, overwhelming any kind of roasted malt; there is also some yeast. Smooth mouthfeel; chocolate flavor with roasted malt; strong bitterness, with just a dash of yeast and fruits, and infinitesimal liquorice.
Excellent example for the style.
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Now I was one of the first to embrace this style but also one of the first to fall out of love with it. There was just too much going on. A lack of harmony. So I approach this beer with a levep of scepticism. Black looking beer with thick dark beige head. A good lokking beer no doubt. Citrusy hops on the aroma are aluring. Yes well the malt is not the roasted variety that some have usex and it is without doubt a tasty beer and pushed back a certain amount of my prejudice. Its smooth with just a dash of ash. Its good. Yes a hoppy what? A hoppy dark ale? Smooth hoppy and rather good. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a very rich lasting beige/brown head. Hoppy aroma, fruity, spicy, grapefruit and some chocolate. Hoppy flavor, metal, fruity, figs, perfume, chocolate, dry grassy, some grapefruit. Bitter hop finish with metal and perfume. Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, full sized, creamy, tan head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, hops, perfectly balanced. Taste malts, roasted malts, a nearly perfect mix between roasted malts and hops. I don’t get any of the sourness nor chocolate that some of the users apparently tasted. Average to decent body, medium carbonation. Top notch black IPA if you ask me!