undsioux7 (796) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel/choclate malt. Taste is the same with a nice hop bitterness.
dwyerpg (4552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Canned and tasty. This is one of the better black IPAs. Not overly roasted so not so heavy. Plenty of hops and a good crisp finish.
Tide (1772) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 21st Amendment. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, nuts, licorice, chocolate and pine. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops and citrus. Very nice black IPA.
Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of those craft beers that come in cans nowadays. Creamy, beige head over a near black beer with wine-red hue. Aroma of black coffee, salty liquorice candy, soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, citrus peel, sweet tobacco, candi syrup, banana, caramel, leather, sherry. Sharp dark maltiness with fairly strong carbonation, slick, oily and granular mouthfeel, spicy, chocolatey, candied fruits, roasted bitterness increasing in strenght and assisted by bourbon-like, warming alcohol and citrussy hop bitterness in the finish. Very good example of its style.
Shot (136) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours dark brown, like cola, with a massive beige head. Good cling. Aroma of floral hops and sweet malt. Flavors are chocolate, vanilla, coffee, nutty tones. Hint of licorice in the finish. Fairly light mouthfeel. Really good!
Salmoniform (575) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from can to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy off white head that lingered nicely. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, coffee, dark caramel, roast. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium-full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a mix of hop & astringent malt bitterness. Overall this was a bit too heavy and astringent for my personal taste. I prefer my CDAs to be a bit lighter bodied and not as malt astringent. Little hop fruitiness on the nose. This was more like a Porter than a CDA.
radio_nowhere (800) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into snifter glass, deep ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and grapefruity/citrus/pine hops. Taste adds notes of coffee, some dark fruit, caramel and faint spiciness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, dry, soft with roasty/citrus/hop bitterness lingering. Nice black IPA, well balanced.
fitwitchik (303) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass darkest brown black with a tan head.
Aroma is roasted malts & sweet hops.
Flavor is chocolate with light coffee some brown sugared sweetness.
Quite smooth. Better than the average.
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can on a plane. Black colour. Roasted malt, chocolate aromas and flavour, along with pine hops
SG111 (89) - - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned on 02/04/14. Agressive pour. Nice dark, black color with a big tan creamy head. lots of awesome lacing. Aroma is citrus, orange, grapefruit with a very sligtht bit of maltiness at the end. Taste is big roasted coffee flavor right up front, that settles down in the middle before dissolving into a big hop flavor. Not as balanced as some black IPAs I’ve had but it delivers a really nice hoppiness that I expect from a black IPA. Firestone’s Wookey Jack is better but this is still very good. Would definitely buy again.
mtdewa1 (303) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Piney roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate. Taste is very balanced. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, pine, citrus and some hop bitterness. Very good thick mouthfeel. Very good black ipa, one of the top on my list.