crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark red body, almost black with a tan head that had good lace and nice retention. Aroma had mild roasted malts upfront. A nice citrus hop note, but there was this slight soapy aroma to it. Slightly off putting. Flavor was mildly bitter and the roasted malts seemed not to have an real affect on the flavor. Light on the palate. Somewhat disappointing.
adasko (766) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, full of fresh pineapple and mango with small tiny alcoholic note. From the background you can feel dark malts and roasted seeds. Itís perfectly clear, seal color, with tanned head and beautiful lacing. In taste itís so interesting. Itís somewhere in the middle between good american ipa, and classic bitter black IPA, with notes of dry stout. First itís dry, then a bit sweet and pleasant, to end with dark bitterness, which stays a bit in aftertaste. Itís really good and complex beer. Perfectly balanced. Mouth feel is changing many times. Great beer.
drpimento (2386) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good. Aromaís mainly hop with a hint of malt. Appearance is excellent with a huge, long lasting, tan head, lots of lace, and a clear dark garnet color. Taste is similar to nose, good balance between malt sweet, hop bitter, & carbonic tang. Good body. Finish falls fast at first and then tapers very slow at the last. Fairly drinkable beer; wouldnít mind another.
ArmyDO (6) - fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the can dark black with thick head. Great beer for after after a long day of work.
TATE (327) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a brown with a tan head. Piney aroma. Piney hop flavor throughout that lingers a bit. A very good black IPA.
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: this is very well balanced- there is a awesome bitter kick on top of the nice roasty and chocolaty malt flavor... Very good black IPA
SteveOrz85 (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. Big three finger off white head. Hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter grassy hops with a faint roasted touch of coffee. It does have a smooth mellow finish.
Overall it is drinkable but not impressed. Leaves a lot to be desired. I am new to the style "Black IPA" but like the idea of it being someone who loves the roasted feature of stouts and porters who also appreciates the hops of IPAs. Will look for more Black IPAs to taste and rate.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-02-06. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with a light roast and dark malt. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter throughout, fruity green hops, notes of cocoa and roast. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Solid take on the style with an interesting balance between hops and roast. Enjoyable. Can shared by mds.
p1meatloaf (249) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks dark brown red. Smells of centennials and a hint of dark. Tastes really nicely hopped whilst having a dark sweet malt. Balanced for Black IPA.
gripweed57 (872) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a large rocky tan head. Wonderful pine and citrus hop nose with a touch of roasted malt and burnt sugar. Spicy and bitter, like a good IPA should be, with the added notes of roasted malt, sweet cocoa and dark coffee. Excellent balance and full bodied. A must have. Best Black IPA Iíve tasted yet.
ttroha (401) - Americus, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from xxxporkchop. Pours dark back with frothy tan head.Aroma of a grapefruit thatís been sliced open, with hints of roused coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee and grapefruit with a bitter aftertaste. Really good IPA