dmac (4500) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from Spirits Brick. Poured a super dark chestnut brown that pretends to be black till the light hits it, large foamy off white sticky head. Aroma is porbably the best part of this beer, well except for the cool ass can, notes of syrupy chocolate, citrus rind, orange slices, earhty, slight coffee. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel and carbonation started off stong but calmed down to leave a rather pleasant mouthfeel. Flavor of burnt oranges, dirty citrus, earth, dark toast, last sip of cofee, grassy, hint of butter. The beer is decent, the packaging is great and the price is awesome (hence the overall bump up).
Butters (3938) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Very dark brown pour with ring of khaki head. Black ipa with lots of ’c’ hops. Earthyness, and deep hop profile. But honestly, this beer name is just awesome. You might even mistake the can for a Four Loko, but this is pretty good stuff.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Mari’s. Pours clear dark brown with a big cola head. It actually looks like a coke. The aroma has some citrus notes, some floral notes, an a roasted character. The taste is medium bitter but of a longer than usual length.. there is a nice sweetness in the backend... roasty.. a little cocoa perhaps. Solid with ABV well hidden.
milewide (1677) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can. Decent citrus hop aroma and taste. Roasted malt had very modest addition to taste. Average body at best.
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hops have faded somewhat, yet the shwartzbier, roasted black beer aroma and flavour remain. And so I get a somewhat citrus integrated shwartz. Good aroma, good colour and off-white head and lace. Very drinkable. Pleasant, below average as a straight out black ipa.Can from FlandersNed in Warren. Middling mouthfeel.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Great smell, tropical fruits and some sweetness. The flavor is bland and mediocre though. It is a brownish beer, not really black either.
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and sweet as could be expected. Some hop assertiveness, but mostly on the finish. Okay.
SSSteve (3903) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pint can. a reddish brown beer with a very large, foamy, beige head. earthy hop notes with a cocoa powder notes in aroma. hops are quite strong in the flavor adding a lot of citrusy bitterness while keeping an earthy note as well. roasty malt backbone. has an interesting lightish body for the style which im really diggin.
dirtywhiteboy (1) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured into a shaker pint glass from a 16 oz Can. Tight, light amber head. Nice brewer’s lacing. Color is deep mahogany. True to style. Ibu approx. 70. Very drinkable Black IPA. Can graphics reminiscent of an energy beverage. Branding stinks. Deserves a better presentation.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very deep and dark red hue with thick white lacing. Medium coffee nose that is pretty straight forward. The palate also has a nice creamy coffee aspect to it with a nice cascadian hop finish. Not as full bodied as other black IPAs. Almost a little bit to easy drinking.