Arayaga2 (1897) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a mild, sweet roasty, nutty aroma. Taste is the same, with delucate vanilla and almond notes, but this is not a black ipa. 5/22oz
stevoj (2814) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too far removed from a dunkel/tmavy, pours almost black (very dark brown), thin beige head, roast/smoky aroma, some oak barrel/wood notes. Taste is also mostly roast grains, for an IPA, hops are in the background, almost an afterthought. Good dark beer, but tough to classify.
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, pours a night dark black with a tan head. Nose is hops and malt and a bit of roast. Nice mix of roast/stout notes and IPA hops. Finish is crisp and clean.
radarsock (1115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought for $8.99 at Hunger Mountain. To undersized snifter, it pours a deep purplish charcoal brown with a beige-ringed head half a finger in length. Tastes and smells of black olive juice, prunes, grill char, wet ash, ginger, herbs, grass, and roasted peanuts. Sawdust, cedar, London yeast, and bitter hops by swallow. Has a nice creaminess. Better than expected.
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with red edges and lots of tan head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is dark malt, lightly smoked, light hop presence behind with a bit of herbal green hop behind. Taste is not super expressive, dark black malt that is lightly smoked, the hop isn’t as prevalent, still a touch green, bitter coffee towards the finish and lingering. Well carbonated smooth medium body. Not bad.
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Roasted aroma. Taste is bitter flight fruity chocolate.
XaenDovet (1221) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights, and an off white airy cap that quickly reduces to a sustaining blanket. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and raisin. Taste is tart fruit, roasted malt, a lingering sour. Some piney hops but not a bunch. Kind of an odd black ipa. Was expecting more out of this.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear dark brown with a red tint, a small tan head, and very little lacing.
smell is of grape juice, hops, woody, and malt.
taste is a little thin, sour, yeast, bark, hops, grape, a strange flavor in the back that I cant put my finger on, and some malt. ends funky.
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dissapointing. I love the IPA stuff and this was a bland let down. More like a mildly hoppy stout.