argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Creamy tan head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, pine/grapefruit. Medium body, light stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-trade with jtclockwork-rich lt brown-black with red tint. A-roasty dk malt, pine. T-anise/roasty dk malt, pine/resin hops with some bite.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGSF 10. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, sour citrus and rye aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, floral hops, grains, and some chocolate.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hoppy beer with a good balance of roast, not overdone.Well malted for drinkability. Black bodied with some head. Not the best, a little weak on mouthfeel.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-12. Very dark brown, soft creamy beige head and lace. First sip is really strange. Soft sweet malt, fruity character, bit of sugar. Fruit that I can’t put my finger on. Caramel/brown sugar notes, hint of something that is not cherry but that’s the word I come up with. Mild aroma, fruit, mild dusty malt, ephemeral whispers of cocoa. I like it but it is not what I expected from a black IPA at all, and not particularly bitter. On tap at Ashley’s, Ann Arbor
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine, cocoa, chocolate malt and dank citrus. A bit chalky. Medium body. Finishes with lots of pine/resin.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating: Black with frothy head. The aroma has notes of resin, grassy and catty hops. Charred and roasted malts with some yeasty esters. The taste has sharp hop profile, acidic with some cat urine and medicinal notes. Espresso coffee notes as well. Moderately carbonated with chalky and ashy finish. A solid offering.
rosenbergh (5607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Nice bitterish hops with some darker malts.
Flavour: Dry dark hops and mildly toasted malt.
Tasty. A good one.
Theydon_Bois (5486) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Tony’s house, traded with one of the NJ/NY crew I think - notes fail me but cheers to whoever, 19/05/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a small film.
Nose is light on hops, roasty notes, bitter chocolate, dark toffee.
Taste comprises hops, pine, cocoa.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry finish with some hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA.