pdx77 (1369) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Apex. Midnight black color. Aroma is sweet and tart tropical fruit, with some dark grain notes. Taste is tropical fruit, dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted malt, and a hint of cherry. Finishes with a refreshing fruit and chocolate aftertaste.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at Belmont Station. Big citrusy, resinious, tropical fruit, pine hop notes. The finish is a bit rough with the roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate. Not bad.
mcberko (6456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station’s Bier Cafe, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a great mix of roasted malt and piney hops, like a well-balanced black IPA should. Flavour is super pungent, with loads of roasted malt, dry dark fruits, and potent pine hops. Impeccably well-balanced, without any harsh elements. Damn fine flavours. Fantastic double black IPA.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours near black with a modest beige head and a heavy treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied blackstrap flavor with some licorice and a dry bitter finish. True to the style and very tasty.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the Boise guys
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and piney
Taste: Roasted malts, pine resin and some chocolate
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to the Boise crew. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. An excellent fruity nose with light chocolates. The flavor comes across as a massive very fruity, light resiny hop forward brew, some lighter chocolate and roast. Excellent.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with an off white top. Scent is citrus and pine with roasted malts. Taste is roasted malt and then a staggering amount of hops, piney bitter finish. Love it!
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try a sample of the ’08 Stranahan’s whisky barrel version of this from a growler that someone brought to the 2010 pre Fred-Fest tasting at the home of, "hannont". Colour... amber-brown with no head. Nose... HOLY HOPS!! Palate... opens with a nice shot of whisky then follows with loads of flagellatingly sinful hops, scorched pine bark, grapefruit skin extractives and a finish that just won’t quit!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Black double ipa. Reminds me of a more drinkable version of Stone XI. Excellent. Need to rerate this.
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Belmont station they said the alcohol was 11%. And calling this a double ipa is oddm bt where else could you put. More hybrid styles springing out all the time, Big hop aromy\a, floral, with resin. Abundant brown head over darkest brown. Light and smooth inthe mouth, but a little turbulent. Strong hop flavor, with oak, cherry, roast malt and alcohol. burnt finish, warming.