savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh 22 oz bottle. Dark chocolate brown with a thick, creamy, sticky light tan head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops with some coffee and caramel, light alcohol scent too. The flavor is acidic coffee, semi-sweet chocolate malt and a hop bitterness that comes in at the end. Medium to full body with a mild carbonation and a thick creamy mouth feel. This is a great beer, but not what I really expected. Very thick and chewy for an IIPA and the hops arenít really that pronounced.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by BOLTZ. Pours dark brown/mohagany with a 3 finger tan head that left thick lacing. The nose is oily leafy hops, oats, burnt malt and light coffee. The taste is citrus hops, ashy cocoa, charred barley and coffee with some resin in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Nice beer.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz. bottle). Pours almost black with tan head. Aroma of ash, hop funk, and leather. Taste is neither sour nor sweet and the bitterness is fairly mild, but pleasant. Just seems ashy with a bright hoppiness coming out at the end. Medium body with oily texture. Finish is bitter and like licking an ash tray. I love IPA/DIPAs, but I guess I just donít get this Black IPA thing. I like the lable....
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, a hint of spice, and tree bark. Taste is lots of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Medium bodied. Decent, but a bit one dimensional.
OldMrCrow (2103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. I was a bit disappointed by this one. Nice enough nose combining roast with hop juice, but the flavors were off. Grapefruit juice in a mocha, with a side of cauliflower.
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from local "Stop-n-Go" market just north of my apartment on Liberty Rd,Salem
In even bright sunlight this beer is BLACK..the head is dark tan and is very thick and frothy. Looks extreme.
Confusing to what is expected from a black beer..but the aroma is of fresh zesty ,piney hop..though eventually some chocolate and tastyness rear.
Woah an extreme beer that is extremelly balanced!!..the lemony,spicy hop balanced completlly by the caramal/toasty malts..they blend to almost perfection..in that in one gulp i amgetting hop then malt, then hop then malt very strange but very good.
Nice palte to this one..not too thick
Overall a very enjoyable beer and well worth the money.
PS its great to see a small 7-11 type store get beer in like this. Thank you "Stop-N-Go"
malrubius (2015) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on old notes. I brought this to Paulís tasting. Black with nice dense head. Mild toasted coffee with green fresh hop aroma. Coffee cocoa fresh green hops mild green hop flavored finish. Nice efferevescence. Very fresh. Very good even though Iím not a big fan of the style.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Black, beige head. Clean roast character up front in aroma, hints of pine, chocolate. Flavor has a heavy dose of bittering, not much for flavor hops. Again clean roast character with hints of chocolate. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with a cream colored head. Aroma has some earthy hops, lightly toasted malt, and some chocolate and caramel notes. Flavor is a nice balance of hops and full malts, creamy, lightly sweet, finishes bitter. A very tasty beer.
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 42į. Color is black with a little purple coming through in the light. Carbonation is good producing a small light brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasted with a nice hop note. It has a bold medium body with a sharp mouth feel. Flavor is a deep roasted almost sour malt taste, bitter/sweet chocolate, floral hops and a light bitterness. After taste is sharp with the bitterness holding on and a faint metallic taste. Overall this is a very taste brew, its a little sharper then some of the other Black IPAs Iíve had but still I havenít had one I donít like.