LoFi (1708) - 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.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a eggshell white head. Big chocolate, roasted malt, spicy rye and aromatic piney and earthy hop notes. Spicy chocolate covered coffee beans in the flavor with a piney hop bite in the finish. Nice body and good carbonation. Damn tasty beer.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this a beer, bourbon, and bar-b-q fest and it was by far the best brew there. Pours like porter, or thin stout. Smells of citrus and roasty malts. Tastes freaking amazing.
JHeath99 (1676) - 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.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, dark black pour with a frothy off white head, roasty and rye aroma with taste being hoppy and rye forward and a nice citrus bitterness overall. Tatsty and good!
Foffern (1648) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a medium light beige soapy head. Very IPA-like aroma with fruity hops, grapefruit and some soy sauce in the background. Has a rich taste with a distinct hoppy touch. Slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A well-balanced Black IPA but more a rich IPA than a stout. Not much roastedness in this.
Beaver (1637) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, best by 11/2014. Pours brown with a huge and growing creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roast, sweet chocolate malt, rye and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malt, spicy rye with big roast piney bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, a nice black IPA with lots of piney hops, roast and some rye.
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rye is everywhere these days (3/11/2013) it seems, and the use of rye here is unremarkable, if the beer is excellent for other reasons. First, the rye is most present on the beer’s finish, with a dry, roasted, black bread presence. But the aromas and front bite of the beer are bright with peach, lemon, and nectarine fruit. The depth of color belies a lightness of flavor and a fine, light palate.
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
More reddish brown than black. Very prominent citrus and rye spice. Medium body with lots of rye flavor. Hops show up in the finish. Marginal compared with others.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The nose is grapefruit and pine with notes of malt. Pours a Coka-Cola brown with a large mostly lasting tan head and some sticky lacing. The taste is much like the aroma. Grapefruit, some pine, hints of malt, rye pepperiness, and a grainy aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a mellow black IPA which is very drinkable.