gad905 (90) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Zeitgeist SF. Dark with red highlights, cream head that leaves good lace. Dank aroma, some dry roasty notes. Moderate sweet burnt sugar then resinous and floral hops, dry roast. Decent body. Good, but would like more fruit.
Bebum (310) - - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper, avg lace.
Medium body, thin texture, medium flavor, fairly long palate.
Ok, perhaps not my style.
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mlane76 (38) - Albany, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very light and golden...smells of hops and something else I can’t distinguish...ginger? Tastes refreshing with a clean aftertaste
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost opaque black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby fringes and an abundant eggshell head that leaves thick soapy lacing. Deep malty aroma, as well as a hop-forward presence. Flavors of rich roasted malt, coffee, nice peppering bitters, hints of floral and citrus hopping, toast and grains finish with a bold bitter presence. Smooth mouthfeel mellows out the end of the pull and provides a semi-creamy texture to the brew. This is a nice offering here. Complex and substantive, but quaffable and medium-bodied. Good job.
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can - Roasted malts and piny hops. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Roasted malts, molasses and light piny malts and bitterness. Rich malts and nice hoppy balance. Well done with a great balance towards the roast.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned and tasty. This is one of the better black IPAs. Not overly roasted so not so heavy. Plenty of hops and a good crisp finish.
Tide (1813) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 21st Amendment. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, nuts, licorice, chocolate and pine. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops and citrus. Very nice black IPA.
Alengrin (2186) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of those craft beers that come in cans nowadays. Creamy, beige head over a near black beer with wine-red hue. Aroma of black coffee, salty liquorice candy, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, citrus peel, sweet tobacco, candi syrup, banana, caramel, leather, sherry. Sharp dark maltiness with fairly strong carbonation, slick, oily and granular mouthfeel, spicy, chocolatey, candied fruits, roasted bitterness increasing in strenght and assisted by bourbon-like, warming alcohol and citrussy hop bitterness in the finish. Very good example of its style.
Shot (156) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours dark brown, like cola, with a massive beige head. Good cling. Aroma of floral hops and sweet malt. Flavors are chocolate, vanilla, coffee, nutty tones. Hint of licorice in the finish. Fairly light mouthfeel. Really good!
Salmoniform (836) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from can to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy off white head that lingered nicely. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, coffee, dark caramel, roast. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium-full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a mix of hop & astringent malt bitterness. Overall this was a bit too heavy and astringent for my personal taste. I prefer my CDAs to be a bit lighter bodied and not as malt astringent. Little hop fruitiness on the nose. This was more like a Porter than a CDA.