Magic 8 ball Black IPA

Magic Rock Brewing

7.0% abv

This is a review of two halves. The bottle in the video was super fresh, had only been back at the brewery 3 days before I recorded that that review. I’m now drinking another bottle from the same batch about 3-4 weeks later.I’ll be interested (and hope you […click the heading to read more]

Black Rocks

Buxton Brewery

This rocks!

5.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

I’ve said it a few times before now that I’m a fan of this oxymoronic hoppy roasted goodness otherwise know as Black IPA.

The first time I encountered Buxton Brewery’s Black Rocks was during their “Tap Takeover” at Leeds’ pioneering specialist beer bar North […click the heading to read more]

Proper Black

St Austell Brewery

6.0% ABV


Reviewed by RD

Appearance: From a clear glass bottle (risky!) this emerged a deep black beer topped with a mocha coloured foamy head that hung around and laced the glass.

Aroma: As soon as I popped the cap aromas of grapefruit, Satsuma peel and coffee virtually leap out […click the heading to read more]

Dark Hops

Beer Here

A beer of 2 halves

8.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: Up steps another of those “so-called” Black IPAs, Cascadian Dark ale… This dark hoppy Danish delight poured black as night with a mid brown head. Bubbles of carbonation lined the sides of the glass.

Aroma: This was like a glass […click the heading to read more]

Conqueror Black IPA

Windsor & Eton Brewery

Command and conquer!

5.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: As it cascaded out of the bottle it looked lighter and more like a strong bitter but once it collected in the glass it had a solid dark body with a gradient of color from deepest ruby to a dark […click the heading to read more]

Sublimely Self-Rightious Ale

Stone Brewing Co.

8.7% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: An amazing looking beer, Black but when held up to the light I could be areas of glowing deepest ruby red. Three fingers of dense mocha foam appeared on the top, left behind lots of lacing and retained until the very bottom of the glass.

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