drpimento (2278) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fabulous beer? mmmm the penultimate fab beer. Whatever; pretty friggin good brew. In most of my scores it was just a hair under the next up rating. Anyway, poured at a great temperature with giant, foamy, frothy, medium tan head that never settles and a bit’o lace. Aroma is slightly gamey, hops, dark roast malt, weed, dry forest, mustiness. Appearance is a very dark but clear cherry garnet with a few bubble trails. Flavor’s a slightly sweet acid at the very first and quickly followed by bitter and the resin & citrus flavors . Roast is also predominate and include dark ripe fruit. Finish is like flavor, tapers slow, and is fairly drinkable.
burg326 (3836) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured alight brown color with aromas of rye, chocolate, spice, light citrus, and some roasted malt. Flavors follow suit, chocolate, roast, pine, citrusy hops, and a light spice in the aftertaste.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy rye bread, ropey resin and dried grapefruit aroma. Very sinister. Jet black, unstable brown head. Grassy, palate slicing bitter, also burnt sweetness. Slick foamy body, not especially heavy for all its other attributes. A quality brew.
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GBWF 2013, from my huge backlog. Completed with bottle rating from home.
Dark with a beige head leaving lacing.
Aroma: hoppy and fruity with grapefruit, lemon, peach, spices, roasted.
Taste: Fruity with peach, strawberry, grapefruit, lemon, pine, spices, some chocolate and licorice.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a thick Khaki head that leaves great lacing. smells of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, grapefruit and rye. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with the rye and oats really prevalent in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with great carbonation and a dry finish. I think this is the best black ipa ive had to date. Everything works so well together. Too bad its only a seasonal beer. I’m really liking all Boulevard’s smokestack series beers.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Surprisingly not to rye. Thin. Nice looks nice head. Still quite an adjustment for rye.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
floydslip (189) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 Dark brown beer with a ridiculously fizzy head (pour carefully as it rises quickly). Nose is typical of an IPA with a prominence of sour citrus hops and just a touch of sweet malted grain. Taste has a light citrus hop bite up front, which seems milder than the aroma, and then the grains take over with the nutty rye counterbalancing the hops. This produces a balanced beer that seems like it is less bitter than it actually is, but the hop flavor is definitely there. An interesting beer for the style, definitely worth a try.
Jorn69 (1076) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (149:-). Trevlig, frisk doft av grape, citrus, ananas, jäst mm. Humlig smak av grape och ananas bla, ganska kryddig på något sätt. Kanske lite spritig i smaken. Rejält besk. Vet inte om jag druckit någon Black Rye IPA förut, men gillade vad jag smakade.
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Liquor express. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Big leafy hop notes on the nose. I get a slight hunt of rye on the tongue but it’s overpowered by bitterness in the finish. Solid but still nowhere near my favorite style.
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with lasting tan head. Caramel, rye spice, chocolate, floral hop aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice floral hop flavors with caramel, milk chocolate, light fruits, chewy oats and rye--nice