kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Double Black IPA
Date: November 19, 2010
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, citrus hops
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, balancing roastedness, nice citrus, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Boltz75555! Pours almost black with a cream colored head. Aroma has some earthy hops, lightly toasted malt, and some chocolate/caramel notes. Flavor is a subperb balance of hops and full malts, creamy, lightly sweet, finishes bitter and is a very well rounded beer.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hits the spt. Bottle from h-e-b. Above average mouthfeel. Jet black with ice cream lace. Very drinkable emphasising roast over the wonderful citrus.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a 18 oz. bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Pours a very dark black body and very thick brown-blackish head. Roasted hoppy aroma with an alcoholic, hoppy, dark, creamy flavor.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz courtesy of wavers1. Pours a clear deep brown with a gigantic, dense, micro-bubble, tan head that has infinite ice cream scoop retention and big sheety lace. Aroma is not really hoppy but more bacon, smoke, barbecue, along with raisins, prunes, anise, pretty intense grape cough medicine thing going on. Taste is medicinal, lots of grape cough medicine, like swallowing a bunch of grape childrenís Tylenol. Thereís some toasted bread, char, dry wood. If I were blind tasting this, I would say itís some weird Danish stout thatís supposed to be awesome but ends up a huge mess. Palate is soft, not too syrupy. Picks up some heavy oxidation after sitting in the tulip for 10 minutes.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big spicy hops, earthy with some sweet roast. Nice earthy hop presence with some spicyness. Chocolate, roast, candied grapefruit on the finish.
slowrunner77 (9417) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"eh. this one had promise, though at $8-9 bucks a pop, itís overpriced. nice smell and look. smooth too. but the combo of spicy floral hops and dark fruit malts just doesnít quite work for me in this one. an ok beer at a premium. "
BVery (9290) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Dark pour with reddish highlights. Dense frothy cream colored head. Citrus hop nose with a bit of roast underneath. More hoppy IPA than roasty. Very well done, this is a standout in its style.
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, Longmont 15/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a bitter roast malt finish.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Chocolate malts are studded with citrusy hops and their bitter resins, while berries and roastiness develop even more complexity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the dark brown.
-I simply love the flavors Alaskan get from their grain bills.
-The mouthfeel is really comfortable; rich, but approachable.
-Alcohol is not that apparent in the flavor profile.
-Creamy, milk-like caramel flavors are also perfectly integrated.
On tap at Brouwers Cafť.