furthur (30) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big tan head dissipates to 1cm, dark redish brown. Aroma of hops, caramel. Taste is hops and lemon/grapefruit, faint spruce. I get very little malt. On the palate it is smooth, slightly viscous, with fine bubbles. Finish is bitter.
mzaar (1212) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burk. Svart öl med smutsvitt gräddigt skum. Både doft och smak är mörk choklad, kaffe, citrus och rostad malt. Medelstor beska. Väl värd de 2 dollar den kostade i en spritaffär på Columbia Rd i Adams Morgan, Washington DC.
sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet citrus and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, some coffee. Dry, bitter finish.
stevoj (1335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and hoppy, black body with creamy beige head. Nice roast grain flavor comes through to accent the hops.
commonshawn (157) - - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Black. Little aroma. Malty and bitter. Fairly typical black ipa. Smooth mouthfeel. Not great, but ok if you’re in the mood for this style.
Bamsen78 (1967) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours cloudy black with stable light tan head. Clear, roasty aroma with malty notes and touches of caramel and fruit. Bitter, hoppy and roasty flavour with rough, malty notes. Bitter finish. OK.
merc7186 (1470) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours beautifully with a nice deep dark brown color that passes no light through it, has a nice brown foamy two finger head with great lacing on the glass. The smell is decent with an overpowering dark chocolate and coffee scents with a following of dark malty smells on the back end. The taste is average with an overpowering chocolate, coffee flavor to it but no hoppiness to it what so ever. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and leaves you with a mild coffee flavor. Overall, a decent beer if it were a stout...this has no hops to it to qualify it as a Black IPA.
sitzds (135) - - OCT 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can into point at Rocklands. Pours cola dark with tan foam that dissipates quickly. Smells of roasty malts and piney hops. Flavor is bitter, smokey, sweet malty. Thin body, dry finish, porter-esque.
swanmann (519) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
from the can into a Stella "chalice": dark chocolate brown with amber tone and nice tan foam. Good aroma of pine and citrus, some toasty bread crusty notes come out as it warms. Some bright twangy bitterness blends remarkably wells with roasty bitterness and mellow caramel sweetness. I think it’s pretty well done and balanced for the style.
scanovajr (614) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown beer with a tan airy head. Aroma is hoppy and roasted malts, some caramel notes. Flavor is sweet with strong maltiness but with a quite hoppy finish. Caramel notes and piney hoppiness.