skoisirius (1438) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, bold, and black. Everything roasted out IPA should be, yet this is more in the Black DIPA catagory, though the 8.1% is well hidden. Lots of roast, chocolate malts, and a big swoosh of burnt bitter hoppy goodness at the end. Great brew.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tannic red/india pale ale aroma. Decent label, 22oz bomber; clear, ruby black-brown with an impressive, dense tan head. A buffered, chalky roast and hops aroma. LIghtly sweet, tangy, moderately roasted, properly hoppy, powdered cocoa flavors. A muddled mouthfeel - frothy, pasty, undercarbonated but mouthy. Acidic finish. Respectable, but less than I was expecting. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
Berard (166) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with creme colored head that dissipates. Very mild carbonation. Bitter chocolate flavors up front with mellow hop flavors on the end. Nice black ipa.
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mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More roasty than hoppy aroma, kind of a fruity, chocolate coffee. Those flavors tailgate onto the palate, onlong with an ample dose of hop bitters. Finishes with dark malt dryness and that bitterness. The porter vs IPA bout on my tongue leaves much confusion. If I rate it as a hopped up strong porter, itís top notch. As a BIPA, only middling.
AWISLguy (1009) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Coral Bay in Greeley. Pours a dark black with a tan head leaving a lot of spotty lacing. Aroma has black patent malts, citrus, caramel and pine. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, bitter citrus, fruity hops and molasses. Medium bodied. Somewhat syrupy but dry-ish in the finish. Finishes terrifically bittersweet - good blend of both the citrusy bitterness and the sweet molasses. A nice one!
gmb5127 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seems to be missing some of the stouty taste. Not amazing but very drinkable. Aaaaaaaa
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts and moderate piney hops - not the most aromatic of black IPAs. Flavour brings out a nice balance of piney hops and roasted malt, though the flavours are rather weak and almost muted. The flavours come out more as the beer warms up, but the whole thing is rather underwhelming. Good black IPA, but leaves something to be desired.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma, with notes of vanilla, fruit (grape, plums) and wood. Smooth body, low carbonation, easy sipping. Quite good. (on tap, Church Key, Washington DC)
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Definitely black, but IMHO not anywhere in the same league as the other Racer brands. Full disclosure, Iím not a big fan of the "black IPA" rage thatís going on. This is yet another example. Rich with some rich, bitter chocolate malt, the assertive hoppiness doesnít exactly go a long way to blend in, at least as far as Iím concerned. Drinkable enough, I guess, but I rather have had a porter or an IPA, not a blend. (#5172, 7/23/2013)
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit, caramel. Medium-full body, light acidity.