RichTheVillan (4451) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; coca cola brown pour with a beige head, aroma has light pine and chocolate, taste has pine, chocolate, some spice, roasted malts.
JohnRMurdoch (3779) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Hippo Beers. Almost black, big foamy head. Hoppy aroma. Treacle hop flavour. Chilli hop aftertaste. Big spicy Black IPA.
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with bit of a roasty note. Flavor is more of the dark malts. Kinda loses the hops in the flavor but still decent. Not the best black IPA as the hops are not pronounced but the roasted black malt is ok.
mR_fr0g (5333) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home picked up from Mother Kelly’s. Clear dark caramel brown coloured pour with red hues and a big lasting light tan head. Aroma is nice mix of dark malts, cocoa, toast, burnt pine needles, citus lemon hop. later a little soap on the nose. Flavour is composed of toasted malts, biter roast, pine needle, citrus fruit. Lingering roast and citrus. This is pretty archetypal for the style. I’ve been told that this is the same recipe as Kernel’s black IPA. Palate is medium bodies, little creamy and highish carbonation.
kaser (4063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from can at JP Burkes. Tons of creamy foamy head. Malty, earthy, cookie dough and cocoa taste. Bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Good beer
tmoreau (2926) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown color, with some ruby highlighting, thick, tan froth to the head foam, and patchy cling to the lacing. Roasted notes were present but minimal in the aroma, with a fruity, pit fruit sweetness taking center stage. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste offered a touch more of roasted character, adding an earthy, citrusy, & rind-like bitterness that lingered with a dry finish. Nice BIPA, but a bit roast deprived.
tfontana (156) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is combination of bready malts, yeasty dough and piney hops. Appearance is dark reddish brown--almost black, with 1 finger-width off-white creamy head, fair retention, no noticeable sparkle, minimal lacing. Taste is interplay of rich, roasted malt sweetness with overtones of hop bitterness, each one taking its turn in the forefront. Palate is medium-bodied creamy texture with late carbonation on the top of the tongue and nice loooooong mild bitter finish. Overall, this beer hits on all cylinders.
popkow (301) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into glass releases crisp dark body under nice foam head. Aroma of coffee roasting. Taste of malt, coffee, resin and nice hop notes. This is one of the better cross over IPA’s.
Christpuncher (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt and roasted coffee flavored dominate this beer. Smells earthy and malty. Pours deep brown almost black with a 2 finger thick brown head. Had out of a can at home. Okay beer
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ordybill (655) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt, chocolate and some citrus
Appearance- A reddish black color with a tan head. Looks real good
Taste- Has a roasted malt flavor that also includes cocoa and some citrus
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A real good brew, I will drink this again.