Cavie (4101) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brownish color with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malts, dark chocolate and soapy notes. Nice sweet hops. Candy notes. Flavor is dry, bitter notes, roasty flavors. Hoppy notes and chocolate. Nice.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours just about black with a fairly dense, frothy light brown head the lasted until the very end and laced the glass well. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt along with some notes of pine. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, pine and grapefruit. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish is grapefruit pith and lingers briefly beyond the swallow. Medium bodied.
SPDickerman (1108) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 Pours pitch black with small tan head. Smells a bit piney, very malty. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, and good bitter hops. Medium to full bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA finishes with a touch of roasted, chocolate dryness and a touch bitter.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours black with a rocky tan head head and some nice lacing:
S: the nose is mostly just roasted malts with Some piney and herbal hop notes. There’s a bit of citrus peel aroma and a mild tropical fruit character.
T: The flavor is quite bitter from the combination of roasted malt and piney hops. Decently herbal with some citrus peel flavors, too. Slightly chalky with hints of fruits.
M: Medium bodied with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Too much roasted malt without enough hop flavor or aroma to it.
GMCC2181 (1579) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by sloth... Brown pour, decent head. Nose of some slight chocolate, roasted malts with a piney undertone. Taste is close to the nose. Intially you taste the roasted malts, light chocolate... then a nice hoppy (pine) taste comes through... Medium body, a little ashy and dry. Overall. Decent Black IPA... Thanks bert for the beer!
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a 2 finger, chunky tan head that has great retention and leaves nice chunky sheets of lacing.. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, maybe a touch of tropical fruit cocktail, chocolate, roast, nuts and burnt sugar. Flavor is roast, roasted nuts, chocolate, medium roast coffee beans, citrus, booziness, pine and a burnt sugar, char, bitter hops and pine finish. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry and has a boozy slickness to the somewhat drying finish. Really too boozy for 7% and the hop and malt profiles clash a bit. Still, not bad overall, and it looks damn pretty.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Plainfield MWBF. Pours blackish brown with a tan head. Nose is intensely hoppy, but not really a great combination of hops. Quite resiny and piney with a slight roast note in the background. Very hop forward. On taste, intensely bitter and a strong astringency from the roasted malt is dominant. This is overly bitter and shows no balance. Thin bodied. Not a fan.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from Total Wine. Pours deep balck in colour, with nice big frothy tan head. Huge aroma and taste of both resinly, hops and dark roasted malt. Good example of the style.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, pine. Intitial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, sharp bitter, coffee, almost hard burnt roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a light brown head. Hop and roasted malt aroma. Nice hop and roasted malt taste. Flavorful. Leaves a malt and citrus aftertaste. Nice lacing.