ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: August 7, í12
On draft at The Yard House, served in a half-yard.
A: Light piney hops. Sweet malts.
A: Pours a super dark brown, almost black, with a one-finger light tan head that dissipates slowly leaving decent lacing.
T: Initially some roasty flavors giving way to a fruit like flavor and some sweetness. Bitterness follows.
P: The body is pretty light with low amounts of carbonation and a slightly sticky feel.
O: Not nearly as hop-forward as a black ale should be. It seems more like a watered down version of a RIS. Maybe it was the half-yard, but this black left me disappointed.
ciocanelu (1001) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some grassy hops and roasted malt but I doesnít go into stout territory. Taste is quite good and really balanced. There are grassy/resiny hops but also a good amount of roasted malt. There is a nice bitterness on the finish, roasty but also hoppy. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall itís a quite good BIPA.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
translucent brown with thin white head. medium body with moderately high carbonation.
aroma: rich chocolate roast, crystal malt, carob, licorice, piney fruity hops.
taste: sour upfront, nice hoppy middle, ashy burnt vegetable in swallow, hop bitterness in finish..
smells great, tasted not so great. lacks hop aroma and flavor, not that itís not there, but that itís muddled in with the roasted character and gets lost.
bigericsports (50) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can, poured into a pint glass. Dark reddish brown, with a nice tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, pine, coffee, light licorice, black currants, grapefruit / citrus. Some citrus comes through in the taste. Well balanced black IPA. Would recommend to friends.
Dacrza (801) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE: June 3, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: Relaxing after a nice coach pitch win....pours a powerful three-finger brown head that is creamy, rocky, foamlike lacing... the black body akin to cola... aroma has the strength of punchy citrus--lemon, watermelon--with the malt-forward spiciness, especially pepper and toasted bread.... the palate is warming, slightly crunchy, dry at the finish, and nicely textured for a beer at 6.8% ABV... medium-bodied and, as the write-up suggests, quite mellow.... the flavor is malty, spicy and hoppy in balance... enough citrus exists to evoke an IPA, while the low end bakes nicely in the taste buds... another quality offering from 21st Amendment, and a beer that dangerously entices the drinker to session...
Nocturne (1716) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark reddish brown. Hoppy aroma. Floral, grassy, minty. Taste is sticky date, cherry and fig, cola, baking bread. Nice bitterness. Feels more of a hoppy brown than black IPA but good stuff regardless.
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 12fl.oz. Poured into a teku glass. Opaque dark brown, tall creamy tan head, good retention and lacing; aroma roasted malts, coffee, light licorice, black currants, blackberries, light citrus; taste medium sweet and bitter, roast malts, chocolate, dark fruits; sweetbitter middle part and aftertaste, some alcohol and spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; complex, well-balanced and tasty, very good.
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours dark brown (cola color) with medium off white head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Sweet with hints of chocolate followed by moderate bitterness. Medium body and carbonation with some warmth going down. Interesting, well-balanced IPA.
jmgreenuk (7093) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Thirsty, River Valley Road, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light roasty mat, light grass, resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth, light citrus, grassy hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
LF_Evan (4) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
L: Looks a lot like coffee. Even the head has a creamy, bone-like tone to it.
S: Chocolate orange
T: Significantly more hop-forward than roasty. The Centennial hops are showcased well, bringing a bright tangerine quality to the flavor profile. The supporting dark malts are pleasantly mild and add some depth to the finish with notes of chocolate brownie and black tea.
F: Velvety carbonation and resinous hop oils coat every inch of the palate, letting the hops and following roasted malts cling long after the last sip.
O: On the drinkable side of black IPAs, but not sacrificing any complexity.
Pair with chocolate ice cream, crab rangoon, sweet potato fries.
profXpat (30) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ipa plus chocolate malt stout. Well balanced. Good. Nice black ipa. Dark black color.