deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Pours walnut with a thin tan head. Aroma is citrusy hops and roast. Taste is bitter upfront, nice grapefruit. Chocolatey roast kicks in after that, but transitions back to a long bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice black IPA.
terrybail (510) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Steve
Pours a dark brown with a big frothy off white head
The aroma more like a stout then a ipa but still good nice bitterness to it
HoppyScallywag (31) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice. chocolately roast. nice palate.....A little rich, but it settles down quickly.
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njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at tasting. A deep brown with small tan head. This one was the tale of two beers for me. The aroma made me think of a English Brown, more malty, nutty with a bit of dark chocolate. The taste however was more US hop with a grapefruit note. I would call this a burnt IPA, is this what this style is supposed to be? Not sure since black IPA’s seem all over the place. I did enjoy this one.
M_Sack (276) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black with a thick cream head and a huge amount of lacing. Heavy roast malts can be smelt from a distance and only intensify, along with coffee and milk chocolate. Huge upfront bitterness with a cloying pine flavour, leading into a mid palate of heavily roasted biscuity malt, coffee and smoke. An extremely long, dry, bitter finish. Definitely needed to warm up for the complexities in flavour to emerge. In the typical American style, but this was slightly too hoppy for me. I'd prefer a touch of sweeter malt to just bring it back a notch, but well made.
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Unos. Great stuff. Aroma is dark citrus, pine and chocolate. Pours super dark brown with a good fluffy head. Taste is chocolate, pine resin, slight coffee, and a citrus bite. Great full mouthfeel without coating the teeth. Enjoyed this one a lot.
puboflyons (1878) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is charcoal black with a short-lasting tan head that becomes a ring. The aroma has a nice earthy and bitter hop character with dark malts and molasses mixed in. The body is medium. The taste really comes on strong with the bitterness, which is more evident than the aroma might imply. Also a sweet, biscuit malt character hut more toward the bitter side.
Beerhunter111 (5515) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch starkt röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee, hopfig fruchtig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, hopfig bitter, fruchtig.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fr0m a b0mber this p0ured a dark br0wn, nearly 0paque b0dy with a tall, fr0they light br0wn head that c0llapsed in chunks. The ar0ma was freshly h0ppy - citrus fruits, zest, tart tr0pical fruit, and a hint 0f pine. The flav0r had the additi0n 0f a light ch0c0latey malt. It finished dry, fruity, and bitter. Very g00d.
Hopptrician (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hopp aroma, not over the top, with hint of coffee and roast, only subtle though. Taste similar, nothing harsh or in your face. Just subtle. Nice beer.