Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a pitch black and had a body of the exact same color. A small off-white/tan two centimeter head appeared and lasted for a good minute. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Spider web lacing was seen spotting the sides of the glass. The smell was basically the coffee and the hops, combined very well. Some malts came in as the beer warmed. The taste had a creamy yet roasty coffee hoppiness to it. I’d say it was pretty good. The palate was about a medium to heavy with some creaminess coming through. Overall, this was a pretty good Black IPA or American Black Ale (whatever you want to call it). I’d get it again.
SlackerMads (2689) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown with at small lacing light brown head. Aroma is hoppy citrus and pine and some light roast, toffee, soap. Taste is medum bitter, medum/full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Ends roasted with notes of citrus and bubblegum, reminds me of something from Hoppin’ Frog.
brnandersen (3085) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My US-beer # 100! 650 ml bottle, bottled 2/2012, poured in to a tulip. Pitch black with a larger, bubbly lightly tan head. Aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate. Hops shows a resin, grapefruit and piney aroma. Taste is bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, and a lively carbonation. Finishes rather bitter with roasted malts, chocolate, a slight fruitiness. A good beer however, the similarity to a porter is bigger than to an IPA. Lacks a bit frutiness from the hops.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Plan B Burger. Poured a deep black with no head and minimal lacing. Aroma is big pine and resin hop and roasted malt. Taste begins malty before a wave of palatable bitterness takes over. Enjoyable sticky mouthfeel with hop flavors lingering.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a very large brown head that sticks around. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus and pine. Rich and roasty taste of black patent malt, coffee, citrus, chocolate with a light bitter finish. Not 80 IBU bitter but hits the spot nicely.
thedm (5439) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of frothy brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was Anise. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of black hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Erzbierschof - pretty black beer under a creamy and long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; decently hoppy aroma with notes of black cherries and licorice; highly carbonated and with a good malt backbone; a solid dry bitterness introducing a creamy hoppy finish of black fruits with grassy notes
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black, not clear with a tan head. Sweet, hoppy aromas of grapefruit with flavors of a chocolate porter. Bitter aftertaste. Tasty!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a creamy tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of hops. Mostly cedar and charred black patent malt. Flavor is dry and roasted. Black patent malt and cedar. Resin. Palate is dry. Easy drinking. Medium bodied.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a big frothy tan head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is big pine and grapefruit hops. Taste is sweet chocolatey malts that melt away to a cascade of grapefruit hop bitterness for a nice, long finish. Magnificent beer.