Scopey (9356) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF thanks to Colin. It pours hazy dark with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, toast, dried fruits, peppery grapefruit, pine, varnish and cocoa. The taste is bitter, resin, varnish, cocoa, pine needles, grapefruit, lemon peel, earth and light alcohol with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent black IPA.
mR_fr0g (5777) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GBbf thanks to Colin. Murky mahogany brown with a massive cream coloured head. That lasts. Earthy pine and fruits, tropical. Flavour is big grapefruit bitterness, burnt toast, caramel and touch of ashy roast. Really good. Some warming alcohol.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Fight up front, I’ll admit I’m not a fan of this "style" ... nor its sudden prevalence. This one pours a meaty dark brown color with a big, sticky head of tan foam. This doesn’t have much of a distinctive nose. But the drink is pretty flavorful, delivering the newly expected blend of roasty porter-like grit. That alone would’ve made this a great beer. But then we get the aggressive burst of fruity hops that to me just doesn’t go with the base. Of course, I still lapped it up happily, so who am I to complain? (#5607, 8/6/2014)
JHeath99 (1466) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark opaque brown with a thick layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, hoppiness, and coffee.
yiannnos (1150) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black colour. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, lots of citrus hops, finishes bitter
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light chocolate and light earthiness.
TheBeerGod (5592) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, dense, fluffy brown head. Strong pine, floral hops and citrus amongst roasted malt, coffee and dark bread. Taste is pine and floral hops, chocolate oranges, spicy rye, dark bread, coffee and roasted malt.Body is medium with lots of bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus, pine, floral hops, spicy rye notes, burnt caramel, roasted malt, dark bread and chocolate notes.
Christpuncher (2061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent black ipa. Really strong alcohol flavor and not super hoppy. Pours dark re almost brown. Had a tulip glass at local option
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy notes, light ash, and faint raisins. Flavor is dry, roast malts, dark chocolate bitterness, light coffee, light ash, and some earthy bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tall tan head. Aroma is roast and cascade hops. Flavor follows and is very bitter. Some wheat evident. I'm bit a fan of black IPAs but this one is good.