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
tricyclist (723) - 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 (1238) - 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 (420) - 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 (3633) - 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 (1954) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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 (7818) - 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 (11079) - 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…?
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Big Storm. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is roasted malts, some toast, earth, and some piney hops. Flavor is similar with roasted malts, some toast, some earth, and some pine. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
grauchmiller (2) - - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very hoppy, kind of weak for an ipa. Hints of coffee and caramel. Best beer I’ve had from Big Storm.