jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with thick light brown head. Has a strong stout aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is strong with cocoa, coffee, grains and a hint of hops. A light bitter aftertaste.
BLADT (197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Straight black in glass. Nose is dominated by the malts. Some cocoa. Starts like a stout, but moves into vaguely citric hop territory. Chalky.
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Murray’s Cheese Bar. Pretty black in colour, with a creamy beige head. This is basically a hoppy stout, tastes like there’s some dark and dirty bitter roasty grains in there, coffee and burnt toast, then a strong hop bitterness with just a hint of some New World fruitiness. Very solid stuff.
DrinkinWell (170) - - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent gold with medium head and lacing. Beautiful aromas--floral notes, incense (as another reviewer noted), honeysuckle. Tastes sweet, with tangy notes as well. An interesting ale.
rcasta (813) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
a black ipa.... this is one fine mama jamma deliciosa en la birrieria de eataly en nyc que buena birria
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not cask, Amsterdam Ale House, UWS, 18/02/14.
Neapolitan and black jack aroma; incense, coffee, soft and attractive roast. Solid, lingeringly nutty high cocoa and espresso notes; coal and flowers, a glug of tonic. High condition approaching soda fizz. Black with a thick but dissipating tan collar. Tasty.
TylerGreenDC (208) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 On draft. Beautiful coffee-colored head, aroma of toast and chocolate. Flavor of french roast coffee, some chocolate, maybe some burnt nuts. Less hoppy than a lot of black IPAs, but probably better for it?
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the VCL. Pours out, well black (go figure) with a small tan head. Aroma is of nice piney/resiny/citrusy juicy hops, light toasted malt, chocolate and some medium roast coffee. Taste is complex, nice mouthfeel, notes of chocolate, toast, light coffee, nice juicy citrus hop notes. Really tasty
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-roasty/chocolate-med dk malt. T-roasty/chocolate/coffee-med/dk malt, hop bite.
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at AJ’s Beer Warehouse. Poured a deep brown with head and lace. Nose of citrus and floral hops and caramel and chocolate malts. Smooth malty taste of nuts, chocolate, caramel. Decent hop bitterness with some citrus coming through.