argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium beige head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, tangerine/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, orange, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some resin.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at LBC. Aroma is roast and pine. Tastes like bitter coffee grounds, strong pine, and light flowers. Pretty good overall.
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Floridian. Very black pour. Rich in roast malts and some woody character. Semi-dry finish. Good beer.
Theydon_Bois (14290) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler split at Cafe Bayou, Unwinsville, RBWG ’15 day 2 - 20/02/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is pine needle, rich malt, light spice, red berry pangs.
Taste comprises charr, bitter grapefruit, spice, earthy hops, light cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with earthy hop bitterness.
suprchunk (2734) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of orange hops and slight chocolate. Thin mouth. Notes of coffee, chocolate. Bitter. Thin.
DocJitsu (1374) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a reddish-khaki head. Rich coffee and cream on the nose. Full and smooth mouthfeel. Smoky pork belly, coffee, and cream flavors.
fr5ed (59) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A = deep brown/black. Dense, tan head.
S = mostly coffee, dark roast malts, bread.
T = good hop bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, some citrus.
M = medium light.
O = fairly balanced black IPA leaning toward stout end of spectrum.
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Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at Cajun Cafe on the Bayou during RBWG 2015. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Good roasted malt character, burnt pine. Great balance. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Scorched earth bitterness on the finish, lots of baking cocoa, charcoal, pine. Very solid.
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pitch black in color with thin head. Aroma is mild pine needles, with moderate roast. Body is ok, medium leaning on fuller. The pine lingers for a good duration after the sip and provides the bitterness in the brew. Straight forward Black IPA.
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Engine 15 brewery bar, Jacksonville. Light aroma - not much going on aside from very light maltiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some lemon some choc and coffee but it's thin watery and pretty dull.
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Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler poured up on tap at the Cajun Café stop of the rbwg2015 brewery bus tour where it exhibits a nice deep dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, black licorice spiciness, candi sugar and then a thin layer of pine hops. The taste starts with malts, dark roasted malts that have a burnt malty edge and some pine hops. I like the play between the chocolate and piny woody resiny hops. Solid