Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of head on an almost black body.
The aroma is lots of roasted malt and some pine, a really nice mixture.
The taste smooth roasted malt, a bit of coffee and pine bitterness.
The texture is softer, almost creamy.
This is a really good black IPA.
Gerbeer (2979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a black/brown with moderate head. Aromas of rye bread, licorice, and watery black coffee. Flavors of piney roasted malts, mineral water, and black coffee with a vegetal note like green peppers. Not sure if it’s suppose to be this way...
Lagerboy (1859) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear ruby hued deep dark brown, mostly lasting mocha foam. Aroma of chocolate malt and citric hop. Dark roasty chocolate malt taste, a bit nutty, citrusy forest fruity hop. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Nice. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black with creamy tan head. Aroma is chamomile, vanilla, liquorice, and slight leather. Taste follows the aroma well with a sweet malt of caramel note and some hop bitterness in the back end. Not sure what to think. Medium mouth feel.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some roast, earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some grapefruit/earthy, roast. Smooth medium body, light stickiness, acidity. IMO, more a hoppy stout than a black IPA.
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stateside Craft, Vancouver
Black color. I was expecting a classic Black IPA, instead I get roasted chestnuts and chocolate, lingering sweetness, and moderate bitterness.
The aroma though is not convincing, it has also a bit of yeast and glue.
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of best Bkack IPAs I have had. Right up there with wookiejack big combo of hops and roast in flavor and aroma, finishes nice and crisp bitterness from hops and roast. Solid A
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Purchased from Leary’s last week - the Amesbury location. $6.00 ($5.95 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 650 mL bottle. To oversized snifter, it pours a purplish-tinted black with which an off-white-ringed head half a finger in length stood.
Aromas of pine needle tea, charcoal, sourdough starter, toasted breadcrumbs, leather, and herbal hops. Took me a pinch off guard.
Tastes the same with the addition of dried lavender, hop oils, avocadoes, and sweat. Ridiculously bitter. Doughy mouthfeel.
A black IPA with an overabundance of hops and just a touch of roast. I’m impartial to this; probably wouldn’t but again but had managed to finish my glass. #allthatmatters
thornecb (5371) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mahogany-tinged deep brown into a shaker. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet macaroon aromas. Soft with coconut and dark chocolate upfront turning to a chemical finish. Weird.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Coronado, black pour, tan head, nose is hoppy, taste is bitter, coffee, awesome