stoutnick (826) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Black with a white head. Classic BIPA look. The beer is more like a hoppy porter though. This confirmed that as it warmed up, more goodness came out. Big malts, some body. Hops are there in the nose, but just in the bite of the flavours.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large biege head dark pour soft carbonation aromas strong malts caramel malt chocolate fruit flavours dark fruit citrus stonefruit piney resin dark really top stuff this caramel chocolate crispness medium bitter smooth ale well put together the finish cracking BIPA malt and hop goodness resiny sharp alround bitter finish lovely
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours clear dark brown with a massive tan head that is settling as I type. Mostly chocolate on the nose, with a bit of pine and maybe citrus. Light body, watery mouthfeel, not a lot of sweetness, nutty caramel citrus pine taste with a strong coffee and pine finish that lingers.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost black, creamy off white head, roast malt aroma which I fear in a BIPA, the hops are there in the taste but they are fighting to be known above the overwhelming roast malts. Fails as a BIPA but would win as a high IBU stout. The bottle date was 02/2012 so some of the hop resins could have dissipated.
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a huge tan head, leaving a fair, irregular lacing. Nose of roasted malt, citrus, wood and resin notes along with subdued flowerish aroma too. Slightly sweet flavor, that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A nice black IPA. ★★★★
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, floral hops, some caramel, & citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, pine hops, some coffee, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - 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 (2779) - 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 (3203) - 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.