Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at PO Vaults - a black, stout looking beer, sweet smelling with lovely citrus aroma. The flavour has caramel, chocolate and nice smoothness, and a citrus piney hop bite. Very dry but rounded finish.
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at World of Beer. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roasted malt, pine and hops. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, roast malt and a touch of citrus. The finish is malty up front with a lingering piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good Black IPA overall.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bulldog in Baton Rouge. Dark brown to black with an off-white head. I get a lot of pine and a light amount of citrus in the flavor and aroma. I also get a hint of roasted malt and some light hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Black. This is exceptionally drinkable. The hops are present, but not the biggest. But the balance is the real winner here - so so smooth, by which I mean the flavour hits the tongue from the off and remains constant. Good.
Leighton (17455) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Tap East, London. Pours black with a thick, lasting, tight creamy tan cap. Nice, sturdy dark roasted malts in the nose with punches of burnt pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, pretty smooth, good roasty malts, some juicy grapefruit, nips of coconut, dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine, gentle carbonation. Moderate piney resins to finish, more well-roasted malts, light dirt, dark sugars, restrained burnt grass bitterness, some background cocoa. Great balance overall. Really smooth and cohesive.
NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Nearly opaque ruby black pour with a foamy off-white head. Dark chocolate. Coffee grounds. Cola. Vinyl. Asphalt. Truffles. Cigarettes. Burnt orange peels. Dark malt flavors largely trump the hops here. Medium-light body. Not creamy. Quite sweet but even more bitter. Some nice dark flavors but ultimately feels thin.
harrisoni (16705) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap East. very deep ruby coloured beer. A chocolatey black ipa. Unless its really good i just want this style to die. I just dont like it. This one is ok. Just
pineypower (2974) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini Growler from Spirits Cross Roads. Pours out a dark cola color with a small white head. Aroma is of chocolate, toasty malts, citrus hop notes and light floral hops. Taste is chocolate, toasty malts, citrusy hops, light lemon zest, pine, burnt toast and some more hops in the finish.
closey22 (1489) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with ruby hilights and lasting off-white head; aroma hoppy and grainy grassy ; Flava is roasted toasty and hoppy; feels a bit light; finishes long dry and hoppy
jsquire (4061) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap from the ’13 Cincy Beerfest. Deep garnet colored beer with a frothy tan head. Big pine and herbal hop nose. Flavors of dark malts, burnt toast, some ash with spruce and pine notes with something almost menthol in there. Long hop resin finish.