JohnnyJ (5286) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Dark brown pour. Mostly roasty dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate, sweet malt, and finish with biting bitter piney hops. I liked it but the flavors clash harshly, not the best black IPA out there.
kaser (5190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from draft at uncle mikes. Graham cracker and coffee aroma. Tan head. Sweet and marshmallow yet dry finish. Weird. Don't love it or hate it
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Malrubius I think. POurs a deep dark near black- oily, good frothy head- lasting. Aroma is toasty, nutty big chocolate followed by good grassy citrusy hops, orange, grapefruit and slight weedy dank hints. Flavor is chocolate, toast, grass, floral hops, resin and light pine. Solid easy drinking finish- pretty fresh and good overall.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Brouwers. Black with very thick lasting brown foam. Dark malt chocolate and hop scent. Chocolate IPA taste. Lots and lots of bitter chocolate and hops. A delicious beer.
travita (4750) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, beige colored head, cola colored. The smell is malt, roast, coffee, fruit, bread, and raisan. The taste is really roasty, hops, biting, bitter, pine, and good.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a viscous dark black with one finger of creamy tan head. Rich nose with lots of chocolate and coffee notes and heavy malt sweetness over some citrusy notes. Rich and chocolaty with piny notes and some coffee bitterness. Definitely some caramelly notes. Full bodied with a low carbonation and piny bitterness.
jkwalking05 (4530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, sourdough bread, herbal tea. Taste is of roasted malts, pine, bitter florals, herbal notes.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with a light brown creamy head. The aroma is nice hops with roasted malts. Taste is an edgy hops bitter, little spice, and roasted maltiness.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a really pleasant mix of roastiness with floral hop notes coming off it. Taste is roasty and bitter, but leans more to the bitter side of things. It remains remarkably light on the palate, though. Me gusta.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured pitch black with a khaki head. Floral, citrus, piney, resinous hops on the nose. Tasted much like the hop aroma, with a huge malt, roast, and stout-like depth. This seemed to have a lot more roast than other CDAs/BIPAs/TBAs/IBAs i’ve had and also imparted some coffee tones. The hops floored a mild alcohol bitterness which was all balanced by a citrus tanginess and sweetness.