Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A thick, whipped head. Heavy with a wonderful balance of sweet and bitter. Dry hops with a straw and pepper character. Thick body, smooth carbonation. Chocolate finish.
Travlr (11380) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty much black color, thick brown head. Aroma of pine, spruce, burnt licorice. Taste is bog and roasty burnt espresso with anisette in it, dark unsweetened chocolate. Delicious.
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Pour BLACK (unsurprisingly) with large and lasting tan head. Aroma is enchanting - Subdued roasted malt, takes a back seat to hop forward citrus and pine. Taste is surprisingly creamy - almost like the beer is masquerading as a stout. Taste is good, if fleeting. Very transient citrus, some pineapple and grapefruit then malty bitterness on the back end. For a guy that doesn’t usually like Black IPA’s due to their roasted malt dominance this was surprisingly enlightening.
johndoughty (3966) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black and pored with a small head. Hoppy with a medium body and a lingering hoppiness. Pretty standard for this style which means it is pretty good. Worth trying.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz - all the required elements are there, the hop aroma, the color, the head. Its a good beer from a respected brewer, however its unremarkable
Drink it if its on hand, but it’s not worth seeking out.
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Encinitas ale house... Pours a cola dark hue with reddish brown edges and topped with a creamy off-white head... Aroma of papery hop with a mild roast. Old... Flavors of faded piney hops upfront, medium roast and chocolatey middle and finishes with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied although a little strengthy. Not a fresh sample it seems.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the craft beer Mecca of State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Deep, dark obsidian with a medium, soft, long lasting dark tan head. Aroma of robust coffee and melted bittersweet chocolate. Bold and richly intertwined flavors of coffee, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and crisp, floral hops. Silky mouthfeel and a medium-long, slightly bitter finish. Easily one of the best Ack IPAs out there.
JohnRMurdoch (3257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from BrewDog Glasgow. Almost black, not much head. Fruity pine hop aroma. Tar hop flavour. Not as intense as expected. But still a solid black IPA.
drowland (6001) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/18/13. On tap at Proof. Black pour with a small tan head. Boozy aroma, resin, maltiness, some oxidation. Disappointing flavor as well, boozy, resin, dank, oxidation, seems old possibly. Big meh, big disappointment.
madmitch76 (14859) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th August 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Palate is softish with fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, light roast. Pinch of salt. Nice fresh orange, citrus and marmalade. Whisper of pine. Finishes smooth with a medium bitter linger. Nicely joined up and tasty Black IPA.