AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby black clear color with tan foam. Nice grassy, pine, milk chocolate malt ball aromas. medium bodied. Dry chocolate, dark roast flavors with a taste of bitter pine to finish--good
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Bark’s Beer Cave. Bottled in August 2011. The aroma is heavy on roasted malts with some sweet character. I also detect some hops present, which seem to be more of an orange-ish floral variety. The hops and malts do not compliment each other in the aroma. Mostly opaque black body with a medium light tan head that is pretty strong and persistent. Starts mostly roasted with a little sweet cocoa powder flavor. These malts tend to persist throughout the beer. This is a little burnt with some astringent, bitter grapefruity hoppiness towards the end. Seems more of a porter than an IPA. Not a fan of this style, nor this particular interpretation of it. Way too charred and roasted.
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark roasted, really toasty, almost burnt. the hops bring together the beer. medium malts. Cant stress enough of the burnt
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark pour from bottle. Taste is roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, soy sauce and pine. Nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2193) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppy with a hit of acrid ash near the end of the flavor profile. i am a sucker for that. i didnt really get the orange in this. Citrus and piney hop and a bit of a slickeness to it with chocolate. nice muddy dark brown brew with farmfresh malt fading in and out. yes a little bit of expresso grinds in there.
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with light brown micr-bubbled head. treacle and burnt graham cracker in the aroma. Taste is rooty spearmint and fairly high hop bitterness with some vegetality. $2/12oz
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boy, this is as opaque as a serious imperial stout. Smell is a bit too malty grassy for me. The flavor is chewy and a bit robust, certainly doesn’t make me think that much of an IPA. The finish is dry but also a bit chalky. Not too impressed. The Hoppy Feet Black IPA is much better.
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Black ipa with nice hops. Shared with Brendan at rattle n hum. Pours deep black body no head, minor lacing.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly roasty and dry with a medium body. Cheers!
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled August 2011. Pours very, very dark red, a deep burgundy/brown when held to light, with a 2.5-finger frothy brown head that recedes to a small head and leaves some sticky lacing. The flavor is lightly bitter earth and bark, unsweetened cocoa, and some light mocha sweetness. Low to medium carbonation, a bit creamy, and easy drinking. Tasty, with nice bitterness; what happened to the provocative label??