bubbleflubber (1853) - 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 (4988) - 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 (4643) - 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 (1880) - 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 (2431) - 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 (176) - 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 (999) - 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.
radio_nowhere (913) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Can into snifter glass, deep ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and grapefruity/citrus/pine hops. Taste adds notes of coffee, some dark fruit, caramel and faint spiciness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, dry, soft with roasty/citrus/hop bitterness lingering. Nice black IPA, well balanced.
fitwitchik (367) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass darkest brown black with a tan head.
Aroma is roasted malts & sweet hops.
Flavor is chocolate with light coffee some brown sugared sweetness.
Quite smooth. Better than the average.
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can on a plane. Black colour. Roasted malt, chocolate aromas and flavour, along with pine hops