baraciisch (1531) - USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with tannish head... Aroma of roasted malts, piney hops... Flavor is roasted malts, intense citrus hops and sweetness, lingering bitterness... Burnt malts throughout... Amazingly good
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larryLSB (396) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Aptos St BBQ. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty nose hoppy kind of chocolate. Bitter taste touch of citrus. Overall nice waiting for the 11% to kick in.
oRos (1005) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with creme head. Taste is malty with a nice hop finish. Slightly boozy
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with orange glints and a dark tan head. Aroma suggests cat pee! Med + body. Flavor is dark malt and a lot of citrus. Mild burn. Could be hops or heat or a combo. Finishes very tasty. Just excellent.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers with light cocoa and malt.
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Pour is dark back with a tan head. Taste is tropical fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, piney hops. This is a very nice beer.
Bule (577) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color without much head. Wow, on one hand this beer has intense flavor but on the other it is just so smooth. My favorite black IPA.
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery..Pour is dark back with a tan head..Nose is sweet juicy hops, pine, sweetness, tropical fruits, roasted malts..Taste is tropical fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, piney hops, alcohol is very well hidden..This is a very nice beer.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head. Roasted grain with an intense pine resin flavor. Medium bodied - no doubt due to a very aggressive attenuation. Alcohol is noticeable but not hot or fusel. Original and worth the try.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one late in the evening at the ratebeer gallery event. Not a lot written in the notes, but I remember it being a very strong, piney IPA with the black malts taking a back seat. Tons of pine. I give them credit for making a palatable black IPA at 11.4%. Very fresh and potent. Good job again Drakes!