cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black/ruby color, aroma of roasted malts, citrus hops, same flavors, hints of coffee, light and easy drinking black ipa, but nothing exciting
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, listed as 5.9%. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, milk chocolate, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some roast, orange, light earthy. Medium body, some stickiness.
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a little muted. Light roast and slightly fruity. Opaque. Clean black IPA with orange overtones. Tasty and mouthy. On tap, Baby Proof.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight pour of darkness with a caramel head. Roasted nose throughout with mild sweetness. Not a ton of hops overall on the flavor with moderate roasted qualities and some coffee. Some hops throughout, but still drinkable.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma has roasted malt notes along with piney hops and a touch of coffee. Similar flavor with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer overall.
sloshgator (714) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big Storm Firestorm Black IPA is good but doesn’t quite make it to exceptional. Nice head on a dark pour, but with only a slight fresh hop aroma. Only a roasty note is detected before the bitterness washes it away. Based on the description, I was expecting more coffee and chocolate notes. Firestorm is nice with a meal but not very complex.
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite strong and very black. NIce in features and fine to drink but with caution due its strong alcohol.
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, slight piney hop bitterness. Taste is malty, chocolate, roast, coffee and bitter pine in the finish. a bit too malty with mild bitterness.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on January 20, 2014. Part of a flight, draught, at Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Clear dark red to black color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Sweet, malty, a bit hoppy scent.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@FBG Fest-on tap-tan-brown. A-ashy/peppery/toffee-med malt. T-ashy/peppery/toffee-med malt, some earthy hops. Not a bad beer, but Black IPA…?