jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fresh Craft. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is citrus fruit and hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice, yeast, moderately dry hop palate. A nice beer but a black IPA needs a little more I feel.
TylerGreenDC (191) - - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at brewery. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and sweetening hops, more mango than citrus. Nice head, dense lacing. A brisk, drinkable example of the style.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Falling Rock it was listed as Ore Cart but I saw it on the internet as Ore Bucket so whatever. Dark black color, light tan head, it certainly looks the part. The aroma was alright with a slight hint of hops but really smelled like a porter to me. I swear these "IBA’s" are really just extra hoppy porters. The flavor was good, hoppy,and extremely easy to drink. I’d definitely order this again if I had the chance.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-08-2011 23:20:32
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Falling Rock, visited on October 7, 2012
Very dark brown to black color, tan head. Hoppy, sweet taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Roasted, malty, hoppy scent.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On ta at Hop[s and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruitand light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crushed on tap. Not very hoppy. Dark malts, roast, this is a porter. There is basically no hop presence whatsoever. No body.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours black with a tight retaining light brown head. Aroma is sweet resin, roasty dark malt. Taste is sweet resin/pine hops, roasty dark malt-anise. OK/soft carbonation.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, mango, passion fruit, light pine, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, nuts, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Freshcraft - black pour with an impressive off white head - nose of bitter black malts and resinous, piney hops - creamy body - falls into the trap that many black ipas do up front in that it is a bit too sweet and stouty - a fair amount of acidity through the middle - dries out enough for the strong, earthy, wood hops to be welcome - finish is a bitt too acidic - pretty good, though.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Falling Rock. Black appearance with a thick brown head. Roasted dark malts and piney hops in the nose. Slightly grapefruity, medium piney hoppy flavor with mildly roasted dark malts. Piney bitter finish with a mostly piney aftertaste.