Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, this was awesome...best black IPA ever. Dark brown with nice fluffy head which leaves rings down the glass. Just rich and creamy chocolatey flavor, tons of spicy grainy rye and some citrus. Just a great burn at the end. Incredibly tasty and I don’t even typically like Black IPA’s.
sebastokrator (20) - - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Smells floral, with hints of pine laid over rich, dark malts. Taste is similar; strong pine taste up front with rich chocolatey notes which leave offering a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A very well balanced black IPA.
hman43 (908) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours black with a creamy brown head. There are aromas of floral and citrus hops with plenty of roasted malts. It has flavors of floral, citrus , and roasted hops that are very well balanced. It has a medium feel to it. It is highly bitter, but not to the point of being overbearing.
Lonick (1141) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Pours black thin but solid beige head. Nose is citrus fruits, pine some caramel. Taste is slight fruits and coffee a touch of biscuit.
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious black IPA. Hop character is strong yet balanced with malt backbone.
chicagobears (447) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasted malts. Much like a porter. A bit of fudge in the aroma. Flavor is very malty and chocolatey. Ive had this plenty of time but never had a chance to rate it. Most times Ive had this fresh on tap. For this occasion, this one is bottled and labeled as being bottled a year ago. The flavor has mellowed some and doesn’t have the characteristics of an IPA like I remember. The rye still gives off a nice spiciness. The hops have faded but it ages nicely. Becomes more complex and porter like. Coffee and spices linger.
polo_marco (218) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of roasted malts and rotted fruit with a bit floral at the end. Rich deep black color.Taste starts off with roasted malts followed by a nice bitter bite that carries on throughout the flavor profile with nice tropical fruits coming out after the half way mark with nice dry smooth finish. Fullish sticky body with perfect carbonation for this style. Black IPA is my favorite style of beer and this one sets the bar for flavor and complex changes that take place. Love this one. Nice brew!
KansaiBeerLvrs (4166) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wookey Jack at Craft Beer Base!
Deep black with a mahogany tint And beige head. A nice fruity sharp citrus hop bouquet. The beer has a velvety mouthfeel. The taste is well balanced soft chocolate and fruity hops. Very well done.
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TimE (4753) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Rye, dark roasted malt, cotton candy hoppy nose. Big full body, tons of dark fruit, rye, dark chocolate moderately bitterness. So well balanced, slightly boozy. Tons of roasted malt, rye lingers in the finish. Awesome.
Sjohnh (655) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the toughest styles to do, and this is top notch. The malt carries it, owning the spectrum from light caramel to licquorice. Complex aroma, with aforesaid malt, hops providing fruit and veg notes, and the chocolate flavours kept restrained. Similar taste. Colour is very dark, with a good head. Full body.
ippopotamo36 (1484) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Chuck's Hop Shop in Seattle-USA. Black pour, ivory foam. Nose: sweet citric, more orange, little piney far away, no roast. Mouth: tangerine liquor, refreshing citrus, again no roast, juicy citric sweetness, coconut. Just great.
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