jsmerig (1494) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a not suprisingly deep brown black. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is mildly sweet up front followed instantly by a strong peppery bitterness. A bit of burnt malt overtones as well. I could have one, but I’m not a fan of the style so that doesn’t mean too much as it’s a good representation of the style.
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can bought at Champanes in Warren,
this ale had a very clear ruby pour with dark brown and black hues at the sides of the glass, the pour made more than a finger worth of a faint off-white head, the head lowered to thin cover with a ring, it left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
this drink had aromas of roasted and toasted malt, dark malt and grainy notes, the hops were grass and faint herb, dark brown sugar with little sugar sweetness, a little dark candy (almost horehound like) and faint dark chocolate notes,
it had roasted grain and malt flavors with some coffee in the background, some malt and brown sugar sweetness, there was a touch of licorice in the background, the finish had some hop bitterness and roasted malt astringency that lingered a bit on the mouth,
the mouth feel was light and felt a little thin, there was average carbonation in this drink,
this was an ok Black IPA, the nose and flavor were good, not a stand out drink but not a bad drink.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a dark cola-like brown color with a flufy 2 finger head that slowly settles, leaving sticking lace as it goes down. Vanilla and caramel in the nose with a very slight hoppy character aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a mix of roast and caramel that then transitions to a hop bitterness that lingers on. I love the fact that this beer is for a good cause but as a beer it is really not that memorable. The hop characteristic is pretty laid back and takes a back seat to the roastedness.
ryanscourt (1364) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a bit off of being a really good black IPA. Nice citrus hops mixed with chocolate flavors. Nice lingering flavor. A little bit weak up front.
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to black, medium beige head dissipated quickly. Nose was kind of weak - dark malt, stale coffee, cola. Flavor profile is predominantly bitter hops and malt. Hints of burnt coffee, licorice, pine. The black IPA style is new to me and I found the combination of flavors not too enjoyable. I think a touch more malty sweetness, the backbone of many high IBU IPA’s, would have been a good thing. The roasted flavors riding on so many hops produced a burnt, unbalanced palate.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At recent RBBSG thx to Travlr(?) for sharing !
Smell: tad irony, lots of roastyness and malts, little smokey, hops
Taste: allong the line of the aroma , altough the flavour has some roasted coffee in it , pretty good !
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Good lacing. Fairly hoppy aroma. Flavor is a nice mixture of roasted malt notes and a piney hop finish.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep reddish brown with malt notes of roasted nuts and toffee. The hops show up towards the end of the palate which once again drives the nuances of roasted nuts and coffee beans.
demitriustown (1184) - 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!
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ryandevilhorns at my beer tasting. Black pour with brown head. This was hoppy and roasty with a nice smooth finish. Pretty good black IPA.