unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep ruby red that looks almost black with a thin tan head. Nutty aroma with an undertone of coffee and alcohol. Very strong roasted aroma with a slightly bitter and chocolaty finished. The bitter stays with you for a time. Quite tasty.
gerbs001 (2) - olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first sip I was hit with a sledgehammer of hops. Not that I’m not used to hops but I was expecting a porter with a hoppy aftertaste. After a few sips I began tasting the fullness of the porter and it turned into a full hopped up porter like I expected.
John25 (138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light black with a small tan head. Aroma is pine, dark chocolate, and black coffee. The taste has strong hazelnut notes followed by dark coffee. There's also a nice bitter hop punch. The palate is simple and clean. A very enjoyable black ipa/hoppy porter.
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zoucrew102 (347) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Roasted malt aroma along with a good amount of hops and subtle caramel and chocolate notes. Pours black with a medium, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted malt flavor dominates to start, but there are notes of caramel and chocolate. Finishes dry with a bit of hop bitterness. Good porter.
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conway (1069) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with little head. Awesome mix of roast malt, chocolate and juicy citrus hops in aroma and taste. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Solid.
Concealer (583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, pine and grapefruit citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, and chocolate, light caramel and then some pine and grapefruit near the end. Medium bodied, just a touch dry and bitter in the finish.
wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is black with tan head. Aroma of caramel and smoke with chocolate. Taste is slightly sour.
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty/light coffee aroma with earthy hops lingering on top. You could get blackah, still pretty dark. Minimal to no head. Light sweetness mixes well with a respectable bitterness topped off with a scoash of soy umami. Medium bodied, soft carb, and a long finsh which undualtes from bitter to cereal. The original "black IPA" is always exciting to see on the shelves in early January! Go Buffs!
badpuppy69 (176) - orange, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red dark amber. Beautiful color! Thick soapy tan head! Aroma is chocolate and some vanilla notes aswel roasted malts and light dark fruits. Taste is upfront roasted smoke malt followed by dark fruits and dark chocolate under tone and a touch of a dark roasted coffee note. And a un denyable lingering roastyness malt character, medium mouth feel. Super fine well put together fine Porter! YuuuuuuuM!!!
rondphoto (1454) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY - Clear very dark mahogany with a long-lasting 1/2" tan head, bands and streaks of lace. Taste is strong porter - roasted malt with burnt toast, chalky chocolate, and bittering that is nearly sour w/o reflecting the natural taste of hops. A unique brew, but not strong enough to require sipping, not tasty enough for gulping. Verdict: good not great.