jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2016. Barely black with a loose off-white head. Scent of liquorice, coffee and crystal malt. Taste. My God. Liquorice, liquorice, liquorice and liquorice. Sweet like liquorice allsorts with a salty Finnish liquorice note. The finish is bitter, hoppy and intense with a final salty umami note. One helluva journey for Berkshire’s other craft brewery. Cunningham (8526) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
Appearance: Opaque black color with a nice lasting tan head. Good lacing.Mr_Pink_152 (5754) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Aroma: Good intensity with grapefruit hopps, chocolate, coffee and some tropical notes.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Some weird harse notes in the flavor. Grapefruit hoppy, pine, chocolate, coffee, some roasted malt and tropical on a deep malty back.
Overall impression: The harse notes in the flavor destroyed this one a bit.
Personal stats: Bottle from www.myBrewerytap.com in Leatherhead, England
Bottle from Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln. Almost black colour with a tan head. Aroma has chocolate, fruits and pine. Taste has coffee. Decent balanced beer. bartlebier (4214) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2015
33cl bb NOV 2017, on a bulky idiosynkrasie airlift, ta! - Malt-dominated, treacle & liquorice infused old ale of a Black IPA, adding rustic Old World floormalt accents to a generally PoMo beer style. The Pacific Jade hop exotics seems to have been absorbed into the rich and dense fruitcake body, settling for dried orange rind. Massive depth of malt character and liquorice notes not quite my style - still oddly satisfying when sipped. s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Keg London beer market shawditch. Black tan head. Aroma is chocolate fruits pine taste same good coffee dark roast malts good long bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel great balance. V good.
StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
A pitch black beer with cola brown tints in the light with a thick latte coloured head. A light, but complex aroma, there’s a dominant hop element, grassy and piney, then a rather smoky, liquorice malt aroma that brings in a hint of raisiny dried fruit. Medium dry mouthfeel. The taste carries on from the aroma. A big pithy citrus hop flavour, grassy and piney, then the bittersweet malt flavour comes through, smokey and woody, coffee and liquorice, dark caramel and raisiny dried fruit. The finish is long and lingering with all the complex flavours hanging around! Bottle from the Maris Otter Beer Festival 2015, Norwich. joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Maidenhead Beer Festival 2015. Pours a black colour with a beige head, aroma is all roasted malts with a hint of coffee, taste is bitter with some hops, dry bitter finish. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a thin beige head; aroma is licorice and roast malt with hints of pine and caramel; flavor is bittersweet with malt, caramel, and some hops; finish is dry and bitter with licorice and hops; very nice black IPA RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail; opaque black pour with a thin tan head, aroma has coffee and light pine, taste has rich chocolate, pine, quality coffee, smooth mouthfeel, balanced bitterness, nice. Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Gravity pour at Brewmasters Theatre of Beer, Clapham. Pours a murky dark coca-cola colour. Aroma has dirt, light dank hops and sweet toffee. Medium body, low carbonation. Mostly maltiness - toast, peat, bread dough. There’s some booze too and treacle and liquorice, dominion and burdock... Not much in the way of citrus hoppiness. Thin too. Not great.