SpongeRuiner (880) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a big fan of black IPAs and this one might be bottom of the barrel. I would most likely pass on this one next time.
LinusStick (2931) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bocktown Robinson. Nice black IPA. Nothing spectacular. Aroma was decent. Roasted malt with a green hoppy undertone. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little weak, but not bad. Roasted bitter malt with no sweetness doubles with the green leafy hop flavor. Light carbonation and a short wet finish.
hershiser2 (1315) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$2.80 can from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. I expected this to be more "sludge" like. Smells of pine and grapefruit. tastes of pine, grapefruit, cold coffee, soap, some spice... leftover stale coffee.
burg326 (4298) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can before softball, poured a dark brown color with aromas of coffee grounds, and light citrusy hops. Flavors are the same, earth, light coffee, and citrusy hops, nice beer overall.
Arayaga2 (1865) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shiny red/brown with dimpled tan head. Aroma is an herby hop liqueur. Taste is pretty muted, and underdelivers based on aroma and name. Carbonation seems a bit low. $3/16oz
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had to buy this a) for the name and b) because I love black IPAs. Comes out of the can a slightly hazy sepia with a thick, fluffy, persistent khaki head that leaves substantial lacing. Roast malt aroma has a strong woody hop overtone and hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor is quite hoppy but not bitter, with notes of semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and roast malt. Texture is on the thin side, and not too fizzy, but that is a minor downer. Drinking beer for a good cause - does it get any better?
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can from udbeernut. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown almost black. Aroma of coffee with a little citrus. Taste is medium bitter. Roasty coffee and chocolate with herbal and grassy hops. Im really digging this beer. Pretty sure i could drink this everyday.
demitriustown (1112) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can: Aroma is big hops up front with spicy grapefruit note to it. Pours a clear blackish/ amber with a very thick off white head that lingers. Taste has got a nice hop texture with the candied texture I don’t like in some hops. Some light malt texture with some caramel malt notes. Palate is medium to high carbonation with a lingering hop note in the aftertaste. Overall, Pretty good. Cheers!
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can poured into a pint glass.
Opaque dark brown with a big airy head.
Dark cocoa aroma, roasted malts, piney hops and faint vanilla notes.
Dry roasty flavors, med-hi bitterness, dark chocolate, and resinous hops.
Med-full body, long finish, could be a bit smoother, but overall not bad at all.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a black color with caramel highlights and a huge foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty, toasty, malted milk and floral hops. The flavor was bitter, roasty and almost sour with cocoa, malt, anise, floral hops and that terrible old McDonalds coffee that always reminded me of rancid battery acid. Medium length bitter old school McDonalds coffee, anise and floral hops. Not good.