jbruner (3989) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly opaque brownish black from the bottle with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lacing. Aroma is sweet piney hops with a nice roasted malt back and a hint of booze. Taste is bitter piney chocolate with a hint of coffee. Nice thick mouth and the bitterness really lingers. Solid, but nothing mind blowing for a black IPA.
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not familiar with the aroma or taste. Pours a dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is and taste is sweet but I donít recognize it. Finishes a bit bitter.
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a small of-white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and coffee. The taste is way more bitter espresso/coffee than I expected. Itís not a sweet black IPA at all. Much more bitter than sweet. Thereís some familiar citrus hops in the background but they are totally overshadowed by coffee and burnt malts. Itís an ok beer but not my favorite black IPA.
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 22/6/2013. Pours the darkest of amber with a biggish, fluffy head. Has a huge hoppy aroma, featuring pine and resin, along with some fruit and chocolate. This is a very intense experience in the mouth, with a huge hoppy, roasty lingering bitterness ultimately dominating the more subtle chocolatey, fruity flavours which present initially. The body is quite full and the carbonation medium. Comes across as a very big beer, with the huge bitterness likely to be too much for some. that said, itís an impressive and challenging Black IPA for those who canít get enough hops.
traviskurowski (27) - - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very chocolate mouth, but overall big hop flavor. Appearance is weak, as per the style (sort of like a cola). Alright, but not my favorite of the BIPA style.
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yep, its black with nice creamy looking head. Aroma of hops, and bit of chocolate. Fairly bitter, coating mouthfeel. Aftertaste is fairly bitter.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, great black IPA! Donít find these often! Lots of hop and roasts malts. Loved it.
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Smoky aroma. Flavors of choclolate with some nice hoppiness. Bitter finish. This is one nice beer.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a nice tan head. Grapefruit and light cocoa aroma. Grapefruit and light cocoa flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and cocoa lingers.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours ruby black with a big tan head, This black IPA is bitter hops, pine, roasted dark chocolate, a very light sweetness and it is quite creamy!!