ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014
Location: Draft at BRC, 4/1/14
Aroma: The nose is more roasty than hoppy, some caramel, and light pine notes
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lighter brown head and some decent lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet, with a good amount of roast, and a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, roasty mouthfeel, and a mild dryness
I thought this example of a Black IPA was just a little bit light on the IPA part of the equation. Still, this is a nice beer.
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Roast malts and hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Roasty malts with a hop bitterness that dominates to the finish. Although not quite a marriage, it is a hand off from dark to IPA.
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice for the style. Roasted and toasted malts with a piney bitterness for the aromas. Dark brown color that looks like coffee. Heavier than average palate but not filling. Good carbonation. Strong roasted, woody, coffee and char flavors with a strong bitterness that is slightly muted by the strong character of the malts. Another good one.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. The look is dark brownish with a light tan head. The smell is roast, malts, dust, and cocoa. The taste is hops, citrus, roast, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Deep brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of cocoa powder, roasted malts, and citrus. Taste is of citrus, pine, dank, earth.
ShawnC (76) - - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark dark dark with a stable creamy foam head. Nose is burnt caramel with some vanilla undertones. Mouthfeel is ok. A little thin but it is late in the beer drinking evening. Malty sweetness dominated but is cleaned away by a piney hop presence that finishes with a hint of spice.
---That dog will hunt!
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap) Black pour and a tan head..Nose is hops, citrus, pine, honey, resin, sweetness..Taste is Hops, pine, citrus, roasty malts, plum, honey..Palate is light bitterness with pine
AndresTM (307) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pungent aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits, grass, and floral hops, complemented by a faint roasted malt presence. The taste is pinier and spicier than the nose portends, with some pepper and overall a considerable bite. Very natural-tasting, very powerful. The malt character is more subdued than I had expected. Make no mistake, this is an IPA first and foremost—and a good one at that.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brown pour with creamy tan head. Citrusy hops with some toasted malt and earthiness. Sweet burnt coffe resiny biter that grows. Medium bodied but foamy.
Mickey6Pack (5) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Gold.. And IPA with a strong Molasses finish. Awesome. It replaces the traditional hoppy finish with a really nice (but not thick) molasses taste. Very enjoyable.