probstblueribbon (3106) - Nepean, Ontario, - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz can shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass. 08JL12.
App.: Deep brown-black with a thick, dense, creamy light tan froth.
Aroma: Strong C-hops, pine/resin, grapefruit, diacetyl?, rich caramel, alcohol, maybe a little dark-roasted malt, really nice stuff.
Palate: Medium+ body, creamy effervescence.
Flav.: Really big caramel, plenty of pine/resin, nice C-hops character, some more dark-roasted malts than the nose, coffee/chocolate, mainly a big AIPA with colour, lovely; dry with good bitterness and a great long, lingering hop finish.
dliberto (205) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the can into a snifter. Pours a dark brown/black with a small white head. Aroma is mocha, chocolate, citrus, and roasted malts. The citrus in the beer compliments the overall taste of the malts very well. It is a balanced beer that is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight sticky mouth feel that is slightly bitter in the finish. Very good beer
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned from Grocery Outlet. Black in color with slight clarity. Roasted nose with a good amount of hop bitterness. A hint of sweetness as well. Roasted malt with a little bit of coffee. Nicely hoppy finish with some grapefruit peel.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with high carbonation. Smells and tastes like an IPA, although less hoppy than most. Malty and sweet, but still well balanced with a lingering hops bitterness. Unique and pretty nice.
Jeffsayyes (32) - - JAN 1, 2015
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark, stouty and hoppy. Drank in a can from Dan's. Im not a hoppy guy and a half stout so its not an easy sell. And Im just not into it. Good song though.
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fiulijn (15378) - 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 (439) - 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 (221) - 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 (2786) - 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 (22) - 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