Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2012
On cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a very dark ruby brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of plums, sarsaparilla, blackcurrant and blackberry. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is quite present. Interesting and unlike any other black ipa I’ve had. planky84 (3214) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, caramel and licorice aroma. Smoke and dark fruit flavour. Interesting. Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On Cask at the Horse and Groom in Windsor (Dec ’11). Dark Brown to Black in appearance.
Very hoppy for a 5% beer, tan flavours, slightly burnt, very mild smoke going on, verging on a burnt nut/oil combo.
Great tasting beer and a great first effort at a black IPA from a small English brewer.
I immediately followed up with a 2nd pint - it made me want to go back for more!
JamesBirch (25) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
On tap - Charles Lamb (Angel, Islington) - low carbonation, chocolate malt, sweeter than Guinness, finish not quite as bitter
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On tap at The Rake, London. Pours a dark brown colour with a small bwige head. Aroma is roasted malts and piney citrusy hops. Well done. Taste is similarly balanced but assertive, with espresso and nuts alongside to mango and pineapple. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable black IPA.
EdKing (2574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
Cask in The Harp. Opaque black, thin off white head. Nose is tropical fruit, mango, pine hop, roasted malt. Taste is lots of tropical fruit, pine and a nice balanced malt with a tinge of roasted bitterness. Really very good. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
Matthews tasting, Gyngen, Aarhus, DK.
Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Flavour with spices and coffee. chrisv10 (17271) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottle, 5,0%. Very dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops, little caramel, little roasted malts and a little chocolate. Flavour is malt, hops, caramel, little roasted malts, little pine, medium bitter, little grapefruit, chocolate and a little coffee. mikkellund42 (849) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
Sample @ Torben Matthews smagning. Pours opaque dark brownish black with small off-white head. Aroma is resin, dandelion and rye. Taste is heavy bitter. Body is watery with good carbonation. Finish is heavy bitter with dandelions. Not my kind of beer Rasmus40 (20300) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and rather hoppy - pine needles and a touch of pepper. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170412