callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-black body with a medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, pine, light grapefruit and lemon, earthiness throughout. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, assertive bitterness, semi-dry throughout.
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious IPA with dark roasted notes and full hoppiness. Pours a dark brown with a thick head... With legs!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ontape (362) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid! On tap. Dark dark brown with mahogany highlights and a thick tan head. Smell is citrus and pine hops backed by roasted malts. Taste has nice bitterness and American hop notes with a dark, chocolate-y background. Full-bodied and smooth with a pretty dry finish. Hops really come through but don’t overpower. Extremely well-balanced.
sitzds (318) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach poured into a nonic. Beer pours clear dark brown with a two-finger tan head that leaves rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty malt, dank leafy hops, citrus peel, and light cocoa. Taste is initially sweet and roasty with cocoa and malt, then some citrus juice cuts through. Pine and herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, slightly sticky resin texture, medium-low carbonation, roasty, bitter, and mildly astringent finish.
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable black ipa. Very dark brown with lace sheet. 99 IBU not felt through the roast, but still a solid beer.
Inbreak (2403) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ Tørst:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, hops, leafs, pine needles, tangerine, newly cut lawn, rubber, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, lots of hops, dark malts, pine needles, leafs, rubber, burnt caramel, newly cut lawn, citrus peel, hints of alcohol. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.
jtclockwork (8914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, resin, mocha, pine and light hops. Medium body. Smooth.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice burnt wood color, smell of wood, light smokiness, with a rich hop character on the back end.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Squid ink pour...one of the blackest black IPA’s I’ve encountered. Piney, resinous, citrusy with a mild roast. Still not as bright as others in the style.
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, brown, nutty, dessert, good