bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Hand Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with an average beige head. Aroma of cocoa, citrus, and roastiness. Flavor of cocoa, citrus/pine hops, and caramel with a somewhat sticky finish.
marcus (5896) - 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.
douglas88 (5482) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Black, nice tan head and lacing. Nose of light soap and a touch of caramel along with the citrusy bright hops. The flavor is surprising, nearly no roast, just a faint chocolate note. Sweet yet balaced, plenty of hops in the flavor. Sticky, nice, strong.
mcberko (5228) - 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.
Sledutah (4074) - 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
boFNjackson (4007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured deep, almost black. Insanely citrus, hoppy nose. Acidic and high alpha bitterness that assaults the palate. Slightly roasted malts, but nearly completely muffled by the high IBUs. Not an unbalanced mess though.
beernovice39 (3076) - 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!
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Brewpub pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. A nice hop aroma. It looks crazy a black double IPA. Very tasty
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown clear with a small light tan head. Aroma of mostly hopps but a touch of dark roasted malts as wel. Flavor was like a lightly roasted IPA. Didn’t taste very "double"ish but an unusual combination of malts makes this IPA the color it is. Ballanced and mellow for a IIPA and goes down easy for what was explaind to us as "just under 10%" ABV