ClassyBeagle (319) - 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.
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Taphouse Grille, Seattle
Dark brown color with creamy head. Itís a roasty example, with a good contribution of dark malts and resiny hops, very nice aggressive result.
hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Course black with a tan head. Hops, citrus and roasted malts. Coffee and roasted flavors with citrus and bitter finish.
liquidhedonism (185) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz can. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of resin and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and a bit thin; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Fantastic malt/hop balance.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours brownish black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pine and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, citrus, chocolate, coffee and piney hops.
turtlesugar (5) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
"(Thoughtful face) Black IPA.... I would say itís the beer that instead of wanting to slap the devil out of it, you want to slap the Devil into you. BLACK IPA."- my esteemed roommate. Iím not sure if I agree with that or not because Iím not sure I know what it means. Itís delicious. Bitter, dry, has a bite but is still thirst quenching. Beautiful rich brown/black appearance with small white head. Quality brewery, quality beer.
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my first black ipa or cascading pale ale..who cares what they want to call it..BIG shout out to the pacific northwest for this style..I love this beer
grundsow (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love the black IPA style! Itís the bitter roasted flavors of a good porter, complimented with bitter hops. Compared to Otter Creek, not quite as flavorful with still more alcohol. Excellent beer though!
dgess32 (10) - - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can pours nicely into a pint. Well balanced with strong roasty malt flavors and a nice hop finish. Would definitely get again.
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the 21:st Amendment in San Fransisco.
Brown head. Dark red-brown color. Roasted malt aroma that also dominate the taste with a tuch of caramell. Big bitterness and hop taste. One of the best balck IPAís Iíve tried. This beer give me hope that there actually are enoyable Black IPAís.
Danyel (1087) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black with thick, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, sweet. Taste is a little roasty, bitter finish, chocolate, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, good.