GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short: A somewhat stale Black IPA that I waited too long to try
Origin: 651mL from Mr. K’s Liquor Sample: 5oz Glass: Reidel Razor Stemless Tulip Price: $7-8 Date: 1/18/14
Long: Pours clear, deep cola brown with big rocky foam. Nose is diaper/plastic/phenols, mild tar and pine sap comes through. Taste is dusty, not juicy or dank, sharper paper finish. Moves to spicy chocolate and calcium chocolate chew. Spicy, calcium chew bitter finish with paper and lemon.
Flaws: Phenolic, papery
Remedy: Don’t buy old Black IPAs
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Tectactoe. Aromas are chocolate, espresso, raisins, red wine and light pine. Tastes sweet but light. Light oxidation but doesn’t really bother me. Smooth still with lots of bitterness, chocolate and fruit.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from TBS, shared at a tasting, 5/4/15. 2013 vintage. Mildly hazy copper, thin creamy tan head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, spice, candied citrus. The taste is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, booze. Medium bodied.
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, some chocolate, grapefruit citrus, resiny hops, a splash of coffee with a hint of caramel, citrus peel, the abv remains well hidden, but warms quite a bit.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good black ipa...equal parts dark roast and hoppy goodness...and aggressive on both fronts. smooth yet big, and easy drinking for a strong beer.
badpuppy69 (293) - orange, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poor Cindy dark brown burgundy almost black. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Taste follows the Aroma with some dark fruit notes Aswel. Very smooth and tasty
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with hints of ebony and a light latte crown. Grapefruit pith, orange peel, and lemon zest accompanied by roasted grains, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Invisible alcohol...dangerous, in fact. Pretty damn good.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (thanks Chris!!). Overall, I call this a subtly hopped, wickedly frothy, flavorful porter. It has perfect visuals, clearly thick and full-bodied. It has a tangy hop araom, but that flavor aspect is well blended into what seems a rich, chocolatey, almost sweet dark ale. Wonderful. (#5446, 2/26/2014)
50belair (3030) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Caramel malts, and mild chocolate notes. Might be aged a bit as most of the hop presence had dissipated. Good body and mouthfeel.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with a large and retentive brown head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of alcohol, boozy sweetness, tamarind, candied citrus, dank hops and tangerines. Flavors are of tropical fruit, mango, slightly NZ hop like, tangerines and some alcohol. Ethanol or yeast based strawberry ester/notes. Sweetness seems alcohol derived and not from any sort of dextrinous malt. Low bitterness but quite hoppy. Better than expected from the aroma. Warming, low bodied, medium carbonation. Wish it was half the alcohol, but tasty none the less.
baraciisch (2393) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with light tan head.... Light citrus hop, roasted malt aroma... Flavor is fresh roasted coffee, notes of chocolate, toasted malts, light citrus Hop notes throughout... Amazingly good
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