Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

West Highland Black IPA | Fyne Ales Ltd

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fyne Ales Ltd
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zimbo on 10-22-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
1
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 1
Reviews by Zimbo:
Photo of Zimbo
4.5/5  rDev n/a
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.

 1,083 characters

West Highland Black IPA from Fyne Ales Ltd
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe