N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted and hoppy, like a Christmas tree being slow roasted in a moist fire. Bringing together "black" and "IPA", I tell you folks, it’s harder than it looks. It’s delicious but it’s dirty - dirty deeds, done dirt cheap. This beer will always fill your ballroom, the event is never small. A few of these and I just want to lie down outside, looking at the sky cause it’s getting me high. What else can I say? I’m thunderstruck.
Jimmis (9) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a 2-finger beige head. Aroma of hops, pine. Flavors of coffee, chocolate. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. An excellent, well rounded beer!
bluemooner (631) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and citrus hops. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, citrus fruit, and piney hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.
smallfry (33) - - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 (Can) It’s an okay beer. Lots of citrus / grapefruit hop aroma and a long, lingering, astringent, bitter aftertaste. Flavor is okay. There are a lot of bad black IPAs out there; this one is not bad, but it’s also not good either.
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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John25 (581) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark cola. Aroma is roasted malt and earthy hops. The taste adds chocolate, coffee grinds, bitter hints of citrus, and dark rich malts. Average to low carb, bitter finish, light body. Damn, this is a great all around black ipa. A little of everything with excellent balance.
JBPortland (848) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours dark licorice black with 2 finger offwhite head. Nose is round malty orange and some light roasty ash, bitter cocoa, and dirt. Taste is on the sweeter malt side with some earthy pine and soil, light sweet citrus and lemon, touch of vanilla, nutty coffee bean.Finish is thin, bitter cocoa and evergreen, some fruity citrus. Decent enough attempt but not something I’d revisit.
RyanK (216) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 12oz can pours black with an off white foamy head quick to dissipate but stays as lacing. How Black you ask? Well when put up to light it actually looks red, with plenty carbonation and filtered for sure.Smells of roasted malts but also quite sweet in an odd way. Taste bitter and of roasted malts, has an unfortunate alcohol sweetness to it. Prevalent carbonation in mouth-feel and leaves an almost ashy malty bitter aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"i don’t know if 21st is having quality control issues or what, but this is the second straight beer that had a sour/tangy/metallic quality that didn’t belong, and it became more pronounced as the beer warmed. without this it would be a decent black ipa, though the roasted malts kinda overpower the hops. it looks nice enough at a murky brown with a thick khaki head, but damn, that sour thing hampers the aroma, and nearly ruins the feel and flavor. i’m gonna stop bothering with their stuff soon. monks blood is the only standout in the bunch. 11/2012 - again, i haven’t spent money on these guys in a while as i had a couple straight spoiled brews, but again, as expected, this is pretty dang good when made right. good dark malt/chocolate and hop balance. Unfortunately, the range is 2.7-3.7...so it gets a 3.2 for now."
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 2,15$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de pin et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #5789)
tightslice (218) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a dark cola. Aroma is burnt sugar, roasted malts, some pine resin. Taste is the same but a little watery on the finish.