West Highland Black IPA - Fyne Ales Ltd
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.5/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from cask via air pressure at The Bow Bar. £3.50 a pint.
Impressive full strong shiny black without the smallest fragment of light escaping or penetrating it. And if it wasn't for the darkness of the tan quarter inch head (which is smooth and clings to the glass like a thick almost brown snow drift) you could almost think this was a pint of Guinness. Thank god it isn't.
Smooth creamy start with some good IPA hop on top followed by long roasted malt and dominant sharp bitterness, strong black chocolate, espresso and tobacco. Super density here but. Not heavy. Smooth but substancial.
Excellent bitter IPA length which goes on and on to an equally long 5 or 6 minute aftertaste. Not at all ridiculously filling but there's real potency here giving you the impression that this could be a 7 or 8 % ABV pint so be warned.
Should really be more critiucal of its fence sitting style but for a beer so beauitiful and big its hard to harsh. And if I didn't take the IPA/Porter/ Conundrum into consideration then this would have score at least a 5 in a category or maybe two.
Serving type: cask
10-22-2011 07:08:53 | More by Zimbo
West Highland Black IPA from Fyne Ales Ltd
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