gmb5127 (180) - 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 (4844) - 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 (3547) - 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 (5376) - 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 (11124) - 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.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the stags head. Pours deepndark brown with nice head. Nose of floral and piney hops. Tastes of pine, roasted malts, coffee, a little peat, and citrus. Smooth and fresh tasting.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery- Pour is black with a thin white head..Nose is roasty chocolate, burnt caramel, sweetness, pine hops, citrus fruits..Taste is roast, burnt chocolate, spice, fruits, sweetness, nice fruity hops.
Dal9000 (97) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown foam in a black beer. The hops are at the finish after swallowing. The initial taste is almost a stout.
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PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brownish-black pour with a nice khaki colored thickish head. Aroma has some dairy accents, a touch of spruce, some brief tobacco notes. Flavor has some cigar tobacco notes, hints of dark chocolate, some minty accents, a touch of citrus bitterness. some trailing earthy potting soil in the back end. Nice textured thick mouthfeel. Very solid
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown, small tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. lots of chocolate, toast, citrus, spruce, caramel, smoke, slight coffee. medium bitter, light sweet, very light sour. medium body, oily feel. really glad to have a black IPA thatís not dominated by amarillo.