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.
TheHopster (920) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Pours a mahogany brown with thin tan lacing. Well-balanced black IPA hybrid at a reasonable price point.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good solid brew from the blue point gang. Pours dark, tastes light. Good character, palate is slightly thin. Not the best black ipa, stone stone still holds that honor. In fact this isn’t blue point’s best ipa, hoptical illusion still holds that honor. This beer is definitely worth a try.
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with frothy tan head that dissipates to thin lace, leaving great lacing on the way down. Aroma is really light, maybe some hops. Taste is bitter hops, roasted malts, and coffee. Decent, but nothing awesome.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pitch black and smells like its name. Muddled boozy wet dog and burnt aroma. Taste follows with a lot going on, none of it which I like. Dirt and booze flavor, a little roast. Was disappointed with this one.
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Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl Bottle@ RBBSG Courtesy of Jeff. Dark brown coloured beer with a short off white head. Roasted alcohoic aroma with some clear hoppy hints. Full palate. Finish is hoppy (going to extreme hoppy) with a light roasted malty hint. Strong but nice.
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. to Jeff. Bomber sample @ RBBSG 2012. Dark brown with a light bordeaux hue, little head. Sweet and hoppy smell, mocha, touch roast, light berries, plenty of american hops, caramel. Taste is bitter coffee grounds mixed with caramel, sweet mocha, some roast, sweeter chocolate, pushing away a bit the pine hops which are rather tuned down.tad fruits, hint brown sugar. Tad softer carb. medium body. Good stuff.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark beer lovers dream, this was a hoppy beer with a deep dark color. While there are hints of malt, this was to hoppy for my liking.
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour, red hue, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and light pine. Bitter flavour, hops and roasted malts. Bitter finish, roasted malts, light chocolate tones.
According to the nice song, this is my 10^23rd rating. Nice!
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Jeff from ’the other site’. Thanks!!)
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/VIII/2012 bomber bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-904) Thanks to Jeff for sharing the bottle!
Clear cola coloured beer, aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet sugary, mocha, alcohol. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, very fruity, hops, some mocha, caramel. Aftertaste: mocha, bit of coffee, grassy hops, some caramel, bitter hoppy dry ending.