Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Burnt pine in the nose, some grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, nice roast, subtle chocolate, pine, earth, ripe citrus, grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modestly resinous to finish, further roast, pine, grapefruit. Pretty solid.
RichTheVillan (2868) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark black pour with foamy white head, piney aroma, grapefruit hop taste backed up with slight roast malts piney hop taste, really good BIPA.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, pine and citrus. Moderately roasted malt flavor with some pine and grapefruit. Medium body with average carbonation.
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with a small tan head. Aroma malty,sweet,pine and coffee. Starts bitter and sweet followed by malt and back to bitter. One of the best black ipa’s I have. If it has a flaw it’s a weak head but everything else is great.
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose was pure IPA to me, as I really only got some great floral elements coming off it. Taste was wear the roasting pleasantly showed up, though the hoppy bitter elements also came through. Smooth and pleasing drink.
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of pine resin with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very bitter finish.
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head...nice retention and lacing. aroma has nice citrus notes...floral...a bit of tea and slight roast cutting through. flavor is much more roasty but not overbearing...still lets citrusy and earthy hops shine. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is charred/roasty and dry...lingering burnt/bitterness. a nicely mabe black IPA.
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark cola pour with a small white head. Pine hop, earthy malt. Picking up a touch of yeast. Touch of roasty malt as well.
Itzjerm (1275) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Not As good as the ipA black not bad but a bitter malty step down. Thin head which fades. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby black color with lasting light tan head. Dry chocolate, dusty blackened malt aromas with floral, pine hops. medium body, average carbonation. Dry black malt, semi-sweet chocolate flavors with some pine, floral hoppage, and light roast---good.