Weezel (164) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark but a translucent black, with little head. Aroma is wet hops, hay, and a little coffee. The taste starts with more bitter and piney hops and goes to some smoke and finishes with a bitter end. Good stuff.
Darkmagus82 (448) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA rated on1-27-12 -
Poured from can into pint glass
Appearance -A nice dark brew, deep brown toward nearly black. Some sediment is seen floating about the brew which sinks to the the bottom of the glass. Looks of hop pellet. A nice tan head forms with big bubbles entrapped within. The head fades with a bit of lacing.
Smell - Initially pick up the slighted roasty coffee and malt notes. This however is soon is lost to a nice moderate piney hop aroma.
Taste - Coffee and a bit of chocolate are the first to be experienced in the taste. the hop then starts to work its way in around the middle of the taste experience. Not as potent as a traditional IPA of ~ this abv, but definitely miles above the standard stout or porter. A nice blend of flavors with noting too overpowering.
Mouthfeel - More in line with the traditional IPA then a stout or porter. A little thinner then I was original expecting. Thinner, but not anything bad, just sorta average.
Overall - Its not quite a IPA and not quite a darker beer. Its good, but I think if the hoppiness was bolstered a bit it would possibly be great.
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very tasty black IPA. Plenty of hops combined with delicious malt character.
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
04-MAY-2014, can @Hyatt Regency hotel room, from Wholefoods P Street, Washington DC.
Almost clear mahogany, a bit darker than cola with a lasting lacing tan head. Aroma is hops and roast, coffee, grape fruit, pine.
Taste the same. Very fresh hops. Very coffee-like. Quite burnt taste. Perfect hop/roast balance. Full body, soft carbonation. Just what I hoped for:-)
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. A little transparent, almost a brownish tint to the color. Nice lace on the glass. West coast hop flavor. Very drinkable. I like it.
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can @ Sofitel Bay Bar, Redwood Shores, CA
Enjoy by 08/05/14 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasty malts, hops, licorice and smooth grassy notes. Taste is smooth, grassy and roasty with some grainy notes, bitter hoppiness and licorice. Finish is smooth, bitter and roasty with some fruity notes. Okay black IPA.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the can a dark reddish-black with a huge, frothy, tan head. Nose is what you expect from an IPA - all hops, mostly piney; a little malt coming through. Taste is surprisingly malty and sweet. The hop seems to be mostly in the aroma. There’s a nice bite, but none of the mind-numbing hop-assault of typical IPAs. Medium body, lively carbonation, long hoppy finish. Tasty brew!
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra fad, RedFarm, NYC. Petfekt balanceret ml maltsødme og let udtørrende bitterhed. Karamel, mild lakrids, grapefrugt, citrus, gran. Nå ja, og den er - sort! Skummet er lysebrun og frodigt. God Black IPA.
citydave (52) - - APR 25, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
I do not like it sam i am. I do not like this black ipa. It is probably mostly me not caring for this style.
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at wob. I like this beer much better in the can. Fresh, highly carbonated, hugely roasted. Nice coffee flavor throughout, medium bodied. Slight slick mouthfeel on the finish. Awesome tasty Sessionable brew.