chinchill (1371) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, with Jan. 2014 bottling date, served in a snifter.
Pours opaque and essentially black with a small, semi-durable head.
As per the looks, this is loaded with dark roasted grains. No shortage of hops either, but these two flavor components clash a bit, as is common with black IPAs. More burnt grain flavor and burnt toast than I’d prefer.
O: strongly flavored black IPA with hoppy, if not happy, feet.
hopmelt (104) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark Brown, medium sized thick tan head. Aroma floral and citrus hops, bready malt, slight hint of caramel swetness. Taste bitter up front, floral, pine, grapefruit, slight bready and black malt in the finish, more pleasant bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation, hop astringency, dry finish. Overall good beer, very little black malt flavor, nice ipa, didn?t really take any risks here.
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pitch black pour with a finger of head. Pine, grapefruit, nuts, coffee, tobacco, chocolate. Complex. Medium body with good carbonation. Silky and slightly bitter sweet finish. A complex but easy to drink beer
ColovianTrader (190) - - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral hops leading to flavors of chocolate, dark berries and citrus peel. Undertones of coffee. Moderate hop bitterness and good carbonation. A bit syrupy from the sweetness.
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big rangy rambling brew. Black tar and vegemite over a nice sweet alcohol burn. Very long in the palate.
MadIndian (2305) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice notes of roasted malt. caramel, earth, hop, and grapefruit. I enjoyed this brew very much. The hint of chocolate in the finish was an added pleasure.
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light burnt notes, raisins and plums with moderate herbal, dank, and resin hops. Flavor is dark malt forward, nutty, moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BrownALEx (245) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Pours black that lets no light through. Mobs of lacing left behind from a thick head that doesn’t dissipate. Taste is well balanced between malt and hops with malt taking the first round but hops come back strong in the second. Wounderful beer, will get again fo sho.
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Part of a 6-pack IPA sampler. Best so far. Nice head, and great lacing. Black but not cloudy, creamy. Delicious stout, tangerine, with chocolate as a finish.
Scooterb1 (9) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a black IPA that is a tasty blend of citrus and stout. It pours with a nice head and gives you a pleasant aroma with a surprise fullness and nice aftertaste.
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