BMMillsy (1787) - 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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zgaier (1751) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red-brown with a light tan head and aroma of roasted malt and hop. Taste is of hops, caramel, and light roasted malt and pine with a bitter, toasty finish.
Dfonorow (1748) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is darker brown with some amber shining through. Small tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is on the weaker side but with notes of caramel malts, milk chocolate, and grass. Flavor is licorice and pine needles. Weaker body and heavy carbonation.
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Generic black IPA.not bad, but totally boring. Malt body with hop bite. Slightly metallic and earthy.
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint-sized can from Tasty Beverage Co., Raleigh, NC. Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. Cola-like sweet aroma at first with tangerine hops making their way through eventually. Citrusy hops are evident in the flavor and are certainly muted by cocoa and smoke from the malt. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for this style and certainly given the name. A decent black IPA.
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown appearance with an average size tan head and decent lacing. Resinous, floral hops meet roasted malts touched with coffee in the aroma. On the palate, roasted malts provide the backbone and hops the flavor. Both are evident in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
hershiser2 (1570) - 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.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to mora2000.
Near black pour with a nice creamy head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, pine and resin hops. Grapefruit, chocolate, and roast in the flavor - almost like a hoppy Porter as opposed to a Black IPA.
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can. Directly off of the fedex truck via ksurkin. Thanks man! Dark brown pour with a pretty big off white head. Toffee, chocolate, coffee, a bit of roasted pine cones, and just a hint at fruity hop bitterness. Not exactly a kick you in the face black IPA, but not bad either. The cans logo claims it is extremely fresh, but no date on the can. Oh well, still good.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a deep black color with just a touch of brown with a finger of off-white head. The retention on the head was okay and there was some nice lacing left behind.
S - Heavy amount of sweet roasted malt and some nice piney/grassy hops. Touch of toffee and chocolate elements are also blended in.
T - Starts off with some sweet roasted carmel malt flavor with hints of grassy hop in the background. Also a bit of sweet brown sugar. Slight bitterness. Through the middle the hops gain some power and there is some very nice bitterness. The finish has a lot of flavors going on including some black licorice, chocolate/coffee taste, and some hop bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate to moderate-low amount of carbonation. Smooth and just a bit creamy. Slight dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. There is a nice balance here of malt and hop. There is a slight alcohol presence, but nothing that gets in the way of the beer. Overall very smooth and crisp.