andrewturba (456) - Alberta, - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at keg n cork. Pours a very dark brown that allows some light through and a small soapy off white head leaving some good lace up the glass. Aromas are grassy, fruity, some soft pine and some roasted malt undertones. Flavour is light to medium bitterness, grassy, light pine, and some roasted malts lending a little to the bitterness. Intersting beer overall, not as hoppy as you’d think.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a durable tan head. Smells quite hoppy. with a dark malt base. Tastes less hoppy with dark malt in the background; basically as expected but rather simple. Pine and citrus from the hops seem to clash more than mix with the nutty and chocolate notes from the roast malt backbone. Slight burnt note in the moderately bitter finish.
Medium body with moderate carbonation.
O: With somewhat low hop flavor, this tastes more like a Black PA than Black IPA. Not a problem, especially given the hoppy aroma, but the failure of the dark malts to blend nicely with the hop load is a detriment.
crossovert (4561) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t know if sorachi ace hops go with black malt, this beer has some sharp citrus and spices and also a thick maltiness.
Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the party source in Bellvue Ky’s growler station. This beer is an opaque black liquid with a moderate head. Nose is of resin and herbal hops with a somewhat earthy undertone. Taste is moderately good bitters with some black coffee deep roasted backbone. body is fluid and satin. finishes with just a hint of warming. A nice beer overall.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Common, 39 Edge St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M4 1HW.
ABV: 7.4%. Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, choclate, dark chocolate, light grapefruit - citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
ansalon (199) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aromas of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut. Taste lets down somewhat, with weak coffee, chocolate and hops. Not enough body to meld these flavors.
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kryon (690) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with high off white head
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnuts
Palate is wee bit too watery, medium bitter, low to med bodied. Chocolate is dominating. Ok
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Victory Bar and Grill.
Appearance: Clear deep brown body, thing brown head.
Aroma: Strong citrus, light mint.
Taste: Minty, earthy intro into oranges with some cocoa.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Decent beer, despite my ratings. There’s a lot going on.
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GBWF13
Black with a tan head.
Vinous chocolate in both aroma along with light, grassy fresh hops.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at En Öl&Whiskymässa 2013. Black beerwith a nice beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, chocolate, grassy, raisins, floral, hay, perfume notes. Hoppy flavor, roasted, chocolate, ash and soot, fruity notes, pine needles, some hay.
RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg, Font Bar, Mcr. Most unusual beer of the evening (22nd March). A sour rye aroma with dark rich fruit flavours & something else I can’t identify, possibly plum. Complex and not for the faint hearted!