hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear, midnight black pour with crimson flashes and a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a simple intermingling of chocolate and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor mainly consists of caramel malts accompanied by just enough lupulin to balance things out. Finishes malty with subdued, tannic bitterness.
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, same tan foam as the single version. Smells like a more intense of the original obviously, with molasses, graham, some toast, a big dose of cocoa, some more licorice. Good nose, not in line with typical ABA, but it’s nice. Flavor is nice and dark malty, with a solid soily good molasses and cocoa character. There is little to no hop character in here to me. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a wet finish. Good beer, just like the single version, not an ABA by my standards, but good.
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a quite large foamy dark brown head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of green bitter hops with light dry roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry bitter roasted malt with light green bitter hops notes. Body is quiet full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with nice grassy/green hops notes but maybe a bit too much astringency in the aftertaste.
MadRobin (1703) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, cocoa, licorice and very mild grassy hops. Taste of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops, molasses, dark cherries and mild piney hops. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head and decent lacing. Tastes a bit like coffee, slightly sweet, medium hops, light body. Low carbonation. Smell like mild coffee and nuts.
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted malt character, medium to low bitterness, cocoa, hops are mild in flavor, not sure in the age of th ebottle.
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Dark brown to black pour. I get a ton of chocolate in both the flavor and aroma. I also get some nice roasted malt, as well as some nice pine from the hops. A very nice Black IPA.
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, grain, and toast. Taste is chocolate, dry roast, and light sappy spice.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) cloudy deep brown, wispy tan bubbles that are creamy. Nose is so rich, milk chocolate, honey, chocolate cake, very complex. Taste of milk chocolate, lightly hoppy, dark chocolate, very easy drinker, excellent and nothing wrong with this one. One of my favorite black IPAs ever.
RABinVA (1020) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours deep brown with little head that fades to thin, bubbly halo. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is an unbalanced mix of super roasty chocolate and assertive hops bitterness. The flavors eventually meld with the long-lasting aftertaste. The one great thing going for this is how drinkable it is.