badlizard (5169) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown to black with a fizzy head. Good chocolate and roasted grain aromas and taste with complimentary citrus hopiness and notes of orange and lemon. Quite good.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque black pour with a big tan foamy head. Dark, sweet, bitter but very balanced. Coffee. Asphalt. Burnt black wood. Delicious. Strangly a bit juicy in flavor but in a good way. Missing the severity of the components but still a wonderful blend. I hesitate to say that it may even be better than the components of its parts. Not to be missed!
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ When Pigs Fly. August 14, 2012. Great looking pour. Thick full, beige head that lasted the entire glass, sitting on an insanely deep, black liquid. Citrus hop nose with chocolate malt underneath. Dark fruit, licorice, citrus hops again. Bitterness does linger a bit. I like the marriage of chocolate and hops.
The only thing that is a bit much for me is the alcohol. Comes off real hot. Body is medium, texture is on the oily side, and carbonation was average.
Darwenus (405) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just looks like a dark stout with a huge head when you pour it, and thatís probably no surprise. But from the first smell the melding of IPA and stout really announces something different, thereís the big citrus/hops thing I associate with IPAs, and also the coffee and anise tones from a good stout. And the taste is outstanding. That citrus thing hits you in the nose at the first sip, and then a chocolatey, malty, coffee flavor, followed by gigantic hops and a little bit of IPA heat. I drank this beer more quickly than I wanted to, simply because I was enjoying it so much.
JPDurden24 (1119) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an awesome black and tan beer. Black pour, tan head. Chocolate as roasty nose with some nice chocolate milk flavor and a tasty bite of resin hops at the back end.
BoBoChamp (4257) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, at 11.1%Vol, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/roasted and slightly sweet/bitter, not too heavy, balanced, clear, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Deep brown colour, light brownish head. Roasty malt and fruity hops in the aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is roasty and bitter, hoppy fruitiness, some chocolate and dark fruit. Well lasting bitter finish.
jstraw (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with thin, beige head / Nose of dark roast barley, dark fruit, and chocolate / Medium to full body, some chewiness, inky and fruity, hoppy with bitter finish / Flavors of weed, unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, plum, and dark cherry / Agree, itís a black ipa.
JanLaursen (2219) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black beer with a stable but small cappuccino-colored head. The aroma has notes of brown sugar, roasted malt, light caramel, toffee, dried fruit and fresh ripe exotic fruits like mango, grapefruit and peach. Medium to heavy sweet, smooth roasted malty. Some bitterness. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Long dry, fruity finish. A little too sweet and soft.
visionthing (1727) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours black with a begie head. Hoppy and roasty aroma with fruits and malt. Sweet, fruity and malty with a nice chocolate flavour and a hint of alcohol. Finishes quite bitter with nice aftertaste. Nice mix of IIPA and IS, but I think I prefer to drink Yin and Yang separate. (Enjoyed with Arve_Christian and Cunningham - Thanks for sharing!)(2012-08-02)