philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours opaque black with foamy, lasting coffee colored head. Aroma of fresh hops, light grass, coffee, chocolate. Flavor sweet with salt mellowing to a soft bitter finish. Heavy body, soft natural carbonation. Overall the hops are not as present as i would like from a Black IPA.
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Toronado 16-3-4: trevlig lakritston med en lite besk eftersmak av grape och ananas.
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado SF. Black with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, licorice, grapefruit and light malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. UV
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a deep opaque brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring and an island of film, leaving lace in the glass. Notes of roasted malts, citrusy and earthy hops, dark chocolate, and tea. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Seems a bit old, which is odd. Not bad, otherwise.
Homer321 (4030) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at source. Nose is moderate in cocoa and citrusy hops. Pour is deep brown with red highlights belabor isnabclash of piney and citrus hop bitterness with roasted grains. Not well balanced at all. Way to bitter and way to clashing.
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bear Republic. Deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, citrus, pine, tangerine, light grain and toast. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of citrus, coffee and light grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with lacy tan foam. Aroma is really roasty, tons of burnt malt, fruity, piney resinous hop. Taste is roasty, acrid burnt grain, lingering resinous finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Too much.
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of tan head on the darkest brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt, pine and a little grapefruit.
The taste is nicely pine bitterness throughout with the roasted malt keeping it in check. Great profile.
The texture is smooth.
DuffMan (9283) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very dark brown, amber highlights. Aroma of brown bread, chocolate, ripe fruits. Roast and caramel, ripe fruity hops, heavy body, moderately bitter finish. Quite malty, but good.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a tan head. The aroma features chocolate, resin and a light splash of alcohol. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt, bitter and a touch chocolaty. As this warms, the resiny hop bitterness doesn’t mellow. It stands strong. Burnt, grassy, pine finish.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from North Station Liquors, Boston. Great aroma of cherry candy, With ever so slight roasty notes. Full body, a little flat. Cherry and other fruits, roasty and licorice notes, bitter finish. Nice black ipa.