pkbites (738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance is of cola. Dark brown/black with a nice brownish head. Aroma has a weird smell in it I can’t exactly place. It’s not overall pleasant. This has a nice bitterness to it, and a good bitter aftertaste. But not as floral/hoppy as most IPA’s. The bitterness might be from the hops, but not as floral as I like my IPA’s. A good sipper, but only mediocre as an IPA.
Beaver (1484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big fluffy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted malts, a little chocolate and dark fruit, and piney floral hops.
The flavor is roasted, slightly acidic, malts and sweet dark fruit with some decent piney bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly light bodied and watery.
Overall, a decent Black IPA. Kind of reserved, but balanced.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich black color with thick, pillowy mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee notes along with a strong hop forward nose.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty solid beer, it has a nice hop flavor and a very good finish. Not as aggressive as a lot of black IPAs but solid nonetheless.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. from Brennan. Not my favorite. I don’t understand why it tastes so tangy. I prefer my beers to have bit more body. I recommend the Pilot Series Double Black over this any day.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with thick off beige head. Lots of lacing. Lightly hopped aroma with a fresh bread note. Flavour not at all like a porter, an ipa, not overly bitter with some roast. Some citrus in the finish. A worthy black IPA
Blairgus (3463) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 feb 2012, bottle. really dark brown/ruby w/ thick head. wet wheat bread, alcohol, slightly meaty malt. nice nose. med body and fizzy. dark chocolate bitterness, burnt toast, with very bitter grassy hop finish. this has big stout flavor with big hop finish and it’s pretty fizzy. i think this is a really good black ipa, though i’m not a huge black ipa fan.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Near black in color with a medium sized head. Good retention and lacing. Sweet caramel, light roast, and substantial earth and piney notes. Medium sweet attack followed a syrupy texture then a bitter, lightly roasty finish.
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Pours a near pitch black color witha medium sized tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes and muted hops. The taste is bitter citrus and pine hops with a faint roasty finish. Medium bodied. A bit off balance but not bad.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber color with a foamy tan head. Strong hoppy aroma with a hint of caramel. The flavor is piney and dry with a light roasted malt presence.