bookman10 (479) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer. Pours a thick, dark black with massive head that grows and grows (keeps spilling over the lip of my glass, actually). Aroma has hints of chocolate and licorice. Flavor is quite complex: sweet, spicy, almost peppery at first taste. Big licorice, some malt sweetness, hop/citrus bite, toasty grain. Very smooth finish. A keeper.
bax (814) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle 15/06-2013) [10%] low beige head, black color, roasted very hoppy aroma, long hoppy taste, roasted chocolate taste, still a lot of hop aroma and taste. Bottled date 12/2011.
J_man (553) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very grassy hop aromas out of the bottle followed by some roasted malt. Very dark brown with a light brown head. Wow, this is everything it says it is. Double: strong alcohol presence. Black: near black with a stout/porter-like darkness in color and flavor. IPA: Lots of hops here and they are all over the place and delicious! Itís hard to tell whatís stinging your tongue, the alcohol or the hops. The hops get a bit earthier (although it might be the mellowing effect of the dark malt), but the bitterness just keeps coming with pine and grapefruit notes. Itís balanced by smooth, sweet molasses and dark caramel. Thereís also an underlying coffee component thatís really nice. All of this coats the tongue so heavily that you taste the beer long after itís gone and the next sip just reinforces whatís already there. Crazy, big, hoppy and delicious!
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick on Memorial Day. Clear dark brown in color with a huge tan head. Malt and chocolate nose with some roast and hop. Malt and chocolate flavor with a grassy hop finish.
SpringsLicker (2836) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This oneís for Walt.
Pours very dark brown with rich garnet highlights.
Roast malt aroma with lots of hops coming through.
Full flavor, some sweetness, some bitterness, both in a good balance.
Some slick licorice in the finish from the roast malts.
ComradeK (749) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a smallish beige head, which does not last all that well, but does leave reasonable lacing. Roasty malt and toasted oat notes mix with resin and herbal hops in the aroma. Lemon, grapefruit and mandarin hops provide a strong citrus feel up front, before giving way to dark, roasty malt and black coffee in the mid-palate. Resin hops mix with coffee in the finish. A nice black IPA.
MrFecesious (413) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share. The deepest blackish brown. Aroma is plum, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is roasted dark chocolate, raisin, and wood.
beerbaaron (416) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby brown with small soapy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, hoppy, fruity, light roast, sweet - very nice. Flavor follows nose. Medium to full body. I think 2.0 is more like it. Has some barley wine like quality. Big Hop with accompanying piney bitterness. Roasty sweet. BIG. Some booze. Vinous. Sorta Jekyll and Hyde but overall enjoyable. Great beer to share with someone ;)
MarinEvelyn (157) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells very sweet. Chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malts, plus some lighter hops. Very bold, yet smooth beer. Malt, hops, roast, chocolate, fruit. A very slight bitter aftertaste, but very sweet at the same time. Delicious.
want1DIPA (14) - - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is night one of my Black DIPA tasting. This black DIPA is an instant fav. It's packed with strong hops and classic bitter DIPA qualities; however, the finish has a twinge of spicy cocoa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone so go have a DIPA!
ericwill99 (22) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
To me, this pours like a porter, taste like a stout, and has a hint of hops. Despite the math, the hops really loses in this battle. The dark and toasty malt is quite tasty, but I sure miss the hops I expected to find.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone