hopscotch (8212) - 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.
crossovert (4531) - Wisconsin, 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 (4040) - 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 thirdeye11ís 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 (2326) - 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 Chadís 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 (4977) - 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 (678) - 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.
keepersj12 (2233) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is all roast malt. The flavor has the malt and a bit of chocolate. The hops come through at the end of the swallow. Nicely dry.
khoffman43 (844) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours black with little head. Flavor is a lot of malts with some bitterness. Not hop forward at all. Pretty average beer.
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown with a thin pale head. Aroma was piney with some fruitiness. Flavor was full and rich with coffee roastiness, molasses, a bit of sweetness and a lot of hoppyness. Iím not sure itís a Black IPA, but I liked it alot.
Travlr (7943) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of slightly boozy but creamy chocolate and a bit of pine. Taste is smooth pince, cocoa, dark coffee.