ARH (433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Notes of dark fruits like raisin and plum come through in the aroma along with a prevalent grain character. It’s a nearly opaque cola color with a tan, creamy head that reduced to a thick ring with a solid, puffy surface. A micro-bubble sheet like lace is left on the glass. The taste is a medium high bitter and a medium sweetness. The viscous, full bodied beer has lots of fuzzy carbonation. Notes of dark chocolate covered raisin and oatmeal finish the drink along with some roasted notes. The aftertaste is strong and lingers for awhile.
cernjoh (129) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Colorado beer was poured from a bottle picked up in Ohio so not sure how old this bottle is. Bottle is dipped in green wax. Aroma is a very interesting chocolate with the grassiness of hops. Appearance is a dark reddish brown, almost black with a one finger light tan head that dissipates to a small covering of foam. Taste is that of a good black ipa with a slight chocolate roasty addition. The two blend nicely. Finishes with a slight bitterness that doesn’t linger. Palate is slightly viscous with good carbonation. Overall an excellent beer worth seeking. Cheers!
fitwitchik (331) - USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass dark brown with a dark beige head.
Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, ever slight coffee. Subtle hops.
Flavor is sweet roasted cocoa. Malty yet bitter hops show up. Unexpected.
Impressed with this brew. Reminds me of a sweet roasted cup of coffee with a splash of chocolate & just the right finish of hops. Balanced & enjoyable.
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Food Factory. Aroma is chocolate, heavy malt, and slight citrus. Pours deep brown with a medium white froth head. Taste is chocolate cake, dull malt, and a hint of orange zest and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is thick and silky but ultimately bland. A big load of nothing.
0R9H3U5 (26) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of, if not the best black IPA I have had. Hoppy and dark and refreshing. Highly recommended.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops, floral hops, light fruits. Flavor of citrus, roasted malt, grassy hops. Solid, very tasty black IPA. Perhaps a touch strong but it’s not too noticeable.
nuplastikk (4441) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Opened in September of 2014. Still holds up quite well. Thick, rich, full bodied Black IPA. Chocolate minty tinged rich specialty malt tones, true to style and delicious. Big beige head on top of a thick, brown-black body. Certainly an Imperial...viscous mouthfeel. Thick, steady hop bitterness..resinous..chewy. Good beer.
boozedude (1833) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at club w. shared with jamer and hakes dr.. black pour withg kacki browning sead, aroma and taste... nice aroma with very smooth crweamy afternotes, im digging it, yay
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Annoying wax, points off. Aroma of light roast and pine. Taste is bright bitter cocoa. OK.
cheap (4081) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Listed as a double on the menu. Nice black pour with a thick moose head. Strong impy stout flavors fer sure. Warming sensation. Yes, quite difficult Practically flat. Not impressed, but I’m not impressed by the majority of impy stouts, go figger.