travita (3504) - 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 (3077) - 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 (71) - - 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 (1127) - 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 (271) - Texas, USA - 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 (4416) - 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 (4) - 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.
Sledutah (3652) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery during RBWG
Dark brown with a nice sized dark tan head and good lacing. Lots of roasted malts, pine, chocolate and grapefruit. A nice Bipa.
GODiSSOUTHERN (323) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Disclaimer...I usually do not like this style of beer...for me this was not too much of an exception. The hop character is nice and grapefruity with some spice, but like a lot of black ipas, I find the roasted malt gives it a weird metallic note and takes away from the overall taste.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/25/12. On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Black pour, moreso dark brown under the light, with a small tan head that fades. Light hop aroma with a bigger kick of roasted malts, coffee, etc. Roasted, light porter characteristics seem to dominate - roast, chocolate, a bit of acidity - followed by a touch of hoppiness. Not bad.