Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg blend at BP Little Italy, 12/11/14 - looked like a fairly 50/50 split.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering.
Nose is bitter roast, earthy hops, light charr, pine needles, red berry snappage.
Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter tropical fruit infusion, light smoke, hint of cocoa, pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter hop wash.
GT2 (8685) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.50-2 ][ Stemmed Tulip Flute ][ 11.6.14 ]
>> Deep, clear red pour with good foam. Excellent Black IPA nose, grilled lemon and orange. Tremendously rich with light roast, vanilla, and big hops. Taste is solid Black IPA with low roast, mild soil, but ultimately it is spot on and excellent all around- extremely hop forward, mild roast, great mouthfeel. Really good, I guess this is the secret to good Black IPA :O
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, San Diego. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, citrus, pine, chocolate, some cocoa. Hoppy roasted flavor, chocolate, grassy, cocoa, citrus, floral, some licorice. Good beer.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the India St Tasting Room. Deep brown in color with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, pine, and grapefruit. Taste is of pine, bitter florals, cocoa, light coffee, and citrus. Nice blend...surprised that it’s not pre-blended, but blended from the tap. Guess it makes sense though.
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Has a sweet aroma of tropical fruit, chocolate, and pine. Taste is sweet but a little watered down with fruits, light hops, and some malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
bergstaden (1333) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Nice hoppy aroma - Good malt to support a very good hop flavour and bitterness - Nice hoppy finish - This was good
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. Wow, I really enjoyed this one. It pours a ruby red/brown color with an off white head. The aroma is cocoa, bread and tropical fruit with some light floral and citrus esters. The flavor is very nice with more of the IPA showing through up front. Tropical fruit, citrus and florals followed by some cocoa, toast and bread. It has a bitter finish. This is a really nice blend. Very drinkable with good interplay between the IPA and Porter bases. Recommended.
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour from dmac's sixtel. Thanks bromosexual! Pours a dark brown/light black color with a thick frothy light tan head. Aroma of tropical fruit, roasted coffee, and some piney & herbal hops. Taste is of chocolate, light roasted coffee, burnt toast, citrus, and pine.
dmac (4169) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well this isn’t draft only on site anymore as kegs of this are in distribution, and in my sixtel now. Poured a medium density super dark reddish brown body with a huge frothy light beige head that with some extra carbonation leaves way too huge gobs of head that need to be poured out. Aroma of light roast, very light regular coffee, hint of milk, light citrus and a hint of tropical fruts that were roasted, some candle wax. Lighter to medium body with softer carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste.Flavor of light chocolate and citrus with a touch of medium toast and a hint of some super light coffee. I bet this would be about .3 higher if it was not 4+ months old.
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Orange glints at the bottom edge. Hoppy aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of chocolate and dark malt. Decently bitter. Nice for the style.