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 (3904) - 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 (5555) - 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 (11748) - 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 (1803) - 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.
jw0406 (1098) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, resin, with roasted malt in the background. Full bodied, hops up front with roasted malts in the finish.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Jet black with ense creamy tan coloured head. Thin lacing down the side of the glass leaves only the smallest head. Aromas of resiny pine hops, a little smole and roasted grain. Taste is quite bitter with a cloying sweetness and some alcohol. Medium moiuthfeel. Nice beer.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber or larger. Wonderful piney hop aroma. Doesn’t really smell like a black IPA. Flavor is really nice. Roasty malts. Good hop profile. Hops a little subdued compared to the malts, but still a nicely balanced, enjoyable black IPA. Black body, light tan head with nice lace.