Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the one and only Holy Grail in Plano, TX. Black pour with an off white head. Taste is pine tar, roasted nuts and burnt wood. Decent.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, dark brown with thin foam ring, aroma is light roast and malt, flavor is watery roast and some hop bitterness, thin finish
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Dog and Duck Pub in Austin, TX. Sk
Lightly hazy dark mahogany under a medium tall tan head. Roasty aroma with some citrus. Hoppy bitterness up front with mild pine and a little milk chocolate followed by fatly roasted malt, toffee and a hint of smoke. Slightly thin mouthfeel but not watery. Dry finish with a lingering hoppy bite. A solid Black IPA no world beater.
rougeau13 (2549) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really dark brown with a moderate tan head that laces nicely. Mild aroma of cascade hops and roasted and chocolate malts. Taste is malty, roasted and slightly hopped. Body is medium. Essentially, they’re on the right track, but the hops are very weak in this beer. Extremely bland for the style, but still a very drinkable beer.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color/ tan head. Mild roasty, black malt, pine sap aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate, light roast, dry black malt flavors with pine sap hoppage--good.
thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) Dark brown near black, thick creamy dark tan head
Nose of chocolate, light herbs, some pine and pineapple for good measure
Taste of bakers chocolate, grapefruit, and mild astringency
Medium thick body, creamy and a bitter citrus oil linger.
mar (5241) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at plano gingerman. Black with a khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, fresh citrusy hops, and a nice fruity backdrop. Perfect on the palate, flavor is roasted malts upfront, big fresh fruity hops, and a toasty finish.
SudsMcDuff (7981) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
well, 512 in on the black ipa racket, lets see .. . Pours a deep brown with fantastic head, lacing is superb .. . the bastard gave him your home address .. . nice roastiness and a good dose of hops- this is how an american black ale should taste, balanced .. . another winner from 512 .. . My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if I’m good, she’ll
give me the other one next year.
djd07 (9759) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is a raisin malt and light roast. Medium mouthfeel with a smoke and coffee flavor. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very good black IPA from 512.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Gingerman plano. Pours deep dark red almost black with a medium tan head. The aromas are light chocolate, grass and maybe some bread. The mouthfeel is sticky, dry abs bitter with a heavy body. This was a nice beer. Cheers!