rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Confluence Brewing / Des moines IA --- Cloudy dark brown, good head cover, streamers of lace. Taste is solid roasted malt with caramel that drops hops into the palate; on subsequent swallows, the hops fade in and out like a distant AM radio station. A very interesting Black IPA....subtle, yet plenty of strength. Recommended.
pineypower (2685) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared thanks to JCWatts. Pours out an attractive brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is of nice citrusy and fruity hops, light chocolate and some toasted grainy malts. Taste is complex, nice hop profile of citrus and light fruit grass, mild chocolate, some caramel and toasted malts all while having a decent hop punch. Solid
Homer321 (2550) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by cheers John ! Nose is a dark chocolate with grassy notes. Really good black ipa.
unclemike (2483) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Dark bread in the nose, grapes, pine. Medium sweet flavor with standard dark malts, light roast, juicy grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately earthy to finish with some ripened citrus fruits, mellow roast, toasted pine. Very drinkable
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery...black pour.. thin white head.. pine aroma..taste is great ..pine hints of licorice.. awesome
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GrowLOLer. pours black with some tan head. Citrusy hops, roasted malts and. chocolate. Very nice.
Atom (1673) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap a brewery pours a dark brown/black with a medium ran head. Sweet aroma with sharp piney hops. Smooth palate, piney hop bitterness throughout, dark malts, chocolate and caramel. Nice balance, never too hoppy or rich. Very pleasant and approachable for a style which usually seems to be extreme on hops or comes a across too Stout like.
mcox90 (1650) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks for bringing this all the way to NH. Pours a deep cola brown with a thin white cap. Strong citrus hop aroma. Taste is dominated with fruit flavors, a touch of peach perhaps. Some light roast. Not as dark as the average Black Ipa. Light, crisp palate with plenty of carbonation.
csaso (1610) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - average size foamy head, black color, citrus hop aroma and flavor with mild roasty notes
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pepsican (1496) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 Confluence is KILLING IT. Seriously. This citrus forward hop bomb pours near black with a small light tan head. Aroma is lemon zest, tropical fruit, good weed, and a bit of chocolate and toffee. Flavor follows, the malt body really compliments hop aromas. Clean, bitter finish with great carbonation for the style. Reminds me of a light version of 2007 Darkness.