JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle - black with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, liquorice and floral hops. Similar in the taste, very well balanced, excellent smooth mouthfeel, lovely hoppy bitter finish. Excellent MrTipple (4955) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma: smoked flavours, salted caramel malts. Appearance: dark brown, large frothy head, quickly disappearing though. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: some bitters coming up, burnt flavours, maybe some licorice?. Overall: decent Black IPA, quite smoky aroma. Pint at the Cock Tavern, London. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at The Gun Winter Ale festival. It pours dark deep brown with a small white head. Aroma is malty and grassy with nice floral hop notes. Taste is hoppier with freshly cut pineapple and mango. Nice. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent cask BIPA maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Cask at The Gun winter beer festival. Pours black with a small beige head which leaves nice lacing. Nose is a hop fuelled fest of passionfruit, pine and zest. All about the hops here. Plenty of earthy notes covered in big tropical fruit and piney hops. A great zesty finish with the bright fruit focus. Surprised me this. Very good kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at the Windsor and Eton brewery. Deep black beer with an insane frothy head. Flavour is licorice and treacle countered by lemon and pine.
DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from Oddbins, London Bridge. Genuinely delicious BIPA. Rich, coal tasting, big hopped. Yep. Excellent. Packed with taste. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at home from BEER:shop St Albans. Pour is dark caramel / red with a lasting light tan dense head. Aroma is liquorice, roast caramel, melanoidin, leather, light fudge. Some alcohol presence in the nose but it is under control. Hops in the nose are secondary but piney / earthy in nature. Flavour is initially malt forward with caramel, smooth roast, medium sweet dark sugar, then the hops kick in with pine and hints of grapefruit citrus. Palate is thick and slightly oily, but moderate carbonation lifts it off the tongue. The is a big bold ballsy black IPA. TBone (17524) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark ruby color, small steady beige head, some lace. Milky, lactose aroma with some toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Flavor has crystal and roasted malts with notes of lactose. Finish has nice bitterness and lingering salty licorice. Not like CDAs more like well-hopped Foreign Stout. Scopey (14707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Fest. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, caramel, aniseed, cola cubes, pine and dark fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, pine, liquorice, dark fruit, berry, toast, mild acidity, charred wood and light alcohol with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and damn tasty. Guest92330 (16) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
9 month aged cask at Le Gothique, Wandsworth Common (Halloween Beer Festival). Colour is dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is a mix of bitter hops, coffee and chocolate. Big hops on the palette, but otherwise everything you’d expect from an aged porter. Smooth, roasty, toasty and plenty of coffee in the mouth. A very good example of a strong, hoppy porter (or ’black IPA’ as some insist on calling this style of beer).