curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with dark brown edges and a big creamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, floral and piney hops. taste has good balance of sweet malt and hop and burnt malt bitterness. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, some dark fruit sweetness on the finish followed by a longer coffee/pine bitterness.
savnac (2364) - 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.
dcschiller (2155) - 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....
Sparky (2132) - 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.
IndianaRed (2049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Front Door in Boise ID. Black, duh. with a thin dense an head. Subdued hop aroma for an IPA. Rich sweet and itís of candy licorice and spices. Modest hop flavors would be a generous appraisal. Soft smooth feel and soft carbonation A strange but pleasent black beer.
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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alaskan Brewing Company--Alaskan Double Black IPA--Black Imperial India Pale Ale--PILOT SERIES--Limited Edition Specialty Beers--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. (3.0 / 5.0) Cascadian Dark Ale--Imperial. Clear pour. Mild lacy thin coffee head. Opaque obsidian black color. Rich smoked hint burnt mild hop chocolate hint front. Tangy rich spicy dry sweet mild textured hoppy dry Porter body. Hot malt hop spice end. Odd mildly hoppy spicy Imperial Porter. Sampled 9/23/2010. Purchased for $9.49 @ The Ballard Market on 9/14/2010.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2010 On draft at OíBriens. Arrived black, opaque and thick, with a small beige head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is resplendant with dark roasty malts, fudge, earth and bold hops. Rich chewy flavors of chocolate, anise and heavy roast, are subdued by prominent resiny, west coast hops. Medium to full body and slightly prickly carbonation.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer rocks. Pours very dark blackish with a good head and a silky canopy that lingers. Smells of fresh ground espresso beans with a touch of malty sweetness. Full and rich on the palate with excellent carbonation. This brew exhibits staggering hop essence that mingles with a dark roast component like a pimp dressed up as santa clause at a sorority sleepover. A mild touch of sweetness help to balance this beast. The finish goes on and on. Fantastic!