liquidhedonism (289) - 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.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - 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.
grundsow (107) - 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! It’s 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!
Dr_Quick (1) - - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This rules as my current favorite (often a short-lived crown). Just a really well-executed Black IPA. Great balance between malt and hops. Lively carbonation distinguishes it from many Porters. Medium body. Just a well-balanced effort.
Cybercat (3876) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque warm sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head. Strong aroma is fairly hoppy with a firm undertone of citrus, mainly orange and a bit of grapefruit. Strong, hoppy flavor has smoky and nutty undertones and hints of chocolate and licorice. It fairly successfully marries most of the flavors I like in a stout or porter with the hoppy and citrus flavors I appreciate in an IPA. Maybe I should change my favorite sort of beer to black IPA. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy with a slight tinny undertone.
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dark cocoa aroma with definite hop presence but smooth and heavy. Solid dark appearance.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours super dark, almost stout color, with a medium to small head that thins out as the beer disappears. Slight bitterness on the edges with a whollop of fizz that helps to conceal alcohol. Super malty and flavorful with a nice calm finish. I loved this beer, as well as the packaging, style, and feel.
tknight401 (5) - - AUG 4, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel hints with. Deep, dark appearance with IPA taste. Not too bitter, solid taste. Marriage of IPA and Porter. Fantastic! Pair with glazed pork loin.
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 it’s 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. I’m not sure if I agree with that or not because I’m not sure I know what it means. It’s delicious. Bitter, dry, has a bite but is still thirst quenching. Beautiful rich brown/black appearance with small white head. Quality brewery, quality beer.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, Taco Asylum. Coffee, chocolate & hops on the nose. Taste is Hershey’s chocolate & coffee followed by balanced hops ending in a long finish. Awesome beer.