wxman (1594) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark opaque brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma is pine resin. Taste is sweet roasted malt, pine and citrus. Some coffee breaks through in the background. Well balanced and pretty good, but for truth in advertising purposes it should have been called Hop Storm. I didn’t taste much grain.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yep, another winner from Boulevard. Pours very dark brown with a large dense tan head. The aroma has very floral hops, pine, grapefruit zest, somewhat sweet malt, but plenty of hops to offset that sweetness. It has a medium body with lots of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, earth, peppery spice, mild fruit, non-bitter coffee notes, spicy rye and fairly sweet malt. The finish has a bright citrus character, pine and minor roast. Really well done.
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a frothy off white lace that shrinks to a considerable lace - nose of pine, resin, and grass melds well with the mild spiciness of the rye and the lightly bitter baker’s chocolate of the darker malts - very soft carbonation - lovely texture in the mouth - light notes of anise, bitter chocolate, light woodiness, a very light touch of smoke - finish has a nose balance of mild sweetness and lightly peppery hops - this is an excellent beer - ranks right up there with wookie jack among the best black ipas on the market.
northropfrye (2850) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, with nice head and lacing. Taste is citrus bitter resin. A quality black IPA.
RobertDale (4433) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt, yeast, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, malt, yeast, grain, and pine. Nicely balanced. Very good.
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red brown with tan head. Aroma is spices, pine, some fruits and caramel. Taste is spicy rye, piney hops, some sweet malt with wood and smoke. Excellent beer.
kayres (659) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a very thick tan head. Slightly sweet light hoppy aroma. Smooth with a big initial citrus hop bitter. Full bodied well balanced slightly roasted finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Trev (2020) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pour is dark cola brown with a huge tan head.
Aroma is citrusy hop and chocolate malt. piney resin and rye spice under that.
Flavour is medium roasted malt, piney hop presence and lingering rye spice finish.
wlajwl (4816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast, dark malts and a hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is dark malts, tropical fruit, mild hop resin notes and a very bitter and tangy finish.
onceblind (5916) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--clear dark dark brown with a thin rocky beige head. Nose is pretty sharp with spicy rye and spicy bitter hop notes--lots of pine and bitter herbal tones in the nose. Flavor is slightly more forgiving with dark roasty sweetness and a touch of caramel, but is still dominated by hops, with lots of sharp lemony pine and bitter grapefruit, as well as a strong spicy rye presence. Not up my alley.