rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 At Fork on Lincoln. Way to easy drinking for the strength. The roasted flavor out battles the hops but the hops leave a reminder at the end of the sip. Nice stuff. Serving: Draft
chucklemation (919) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black with a thick, long-lasting white foam head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and grapefruit hops, and chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is citrus and pine hops, and chocolate and resin. The malts mute the bitterness somewhat. Very good.
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not seeing the % here. a standard across the board black ipa. The balance comes off a little muddled. dark roast and bitterness, yes. The hops are outshined. Nothing unpleasant at all, but not very interesting either.
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This comes off as more of a hoppy porter than a black IPA not that there is a huge difference between these two styles. Itís a lovely beer with a dark brown color and rich, long lasting head and lace in rings but, sadly, that is the only thing exceptionally good about it. I am getting chocolate and roast coffee up front in the nose w/ some floral and citrus hop tones around the edges. The taste is harshly bitter and ashy which goes a long way to cover up what is actually a really nice, creamy texture to it. There is really something rather off and metallic about this while it does have some very good qualities, it is also kind of unpleasant to actually drink. This makes for a below average beer in my opinion.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle from Lockeís Party Shoppe. Pours black with a modest beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty treacle and citrus flavor with a bitter finish. An excellent example of black IPA.
Evolutionary (418) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Oxford beer store. Pours black. Little head and thick body. Lots of hop and malt to balance it. Alcohol shines thru. Would do again but already had another before.
Christpuncher (2272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one is super malty beer. Smells malty and has a very carbonated finish. Not the best beer I have had. Pours reddish brown in color with a cream head. Had at Arcadia.
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Niko100 (2389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, pine hops, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, pine hops, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nice.
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brew, small white head. Mellow. Roasty, nutty, dried dark plum and apricot aroma. Mellow body. Peachy. Roasty fruitiness. naturally good.
mansquito (4455) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine, Delaware 12oz: Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, hints of chocolate, and a hop. Basically, I didnít get that much hop aroma, nor did I get much bitterness in the taste. I got instead a sort of bland, strong brown ale with this one. I donít think the bottle was too old as Total Wine has generally good turnover. I mean it wasnít bad, but I would barely call this a Black IPA.
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Tap in snifter glass at Clark Street Ale House. Cask pour. Deep black with frothy, yet understated head. Aroma is coffee like with heavy roasted malts. Flavor also leans that direction with bitterness at the front and mild sweetness in the middle. Aftertaste reminiscent of coffee but more enjoyable than drinking that swill. I think it would be better as a traditional pour than a cask. Worthy of another sample.