DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pounder can from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid dark brownish black with 2-finger frothy tan head. Nose is heavy resiny hops, roasty dark malt, citrus. Tastes very piney, resiny, hoppy, with roasty dark malt and floral flavors. Finishes dry and resiny.
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with large light brown head. Malts and pine. Sweet malt with molasses and malted barley. Salty slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
notalush (4837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - nearly black pour - thick, soapy, tan lace - nose of woody and citric hops, pretty resinous, with a healthy dose of malt roastiness, som chocolate, toasted cocoa beans - the hop character is also a little sweaty and cheesy at times - oily, slick mouthfeel - low carbonation - taste is bittersweet chocolate, burnt peanut husks, heavily sweetened coffee - hops arrive late - bitter, woody, fairly acidic, leading into a moderately alcoholic finish - messy.
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black pour. Big creamy tan head. Plenty of lacing. Nice hop aroma with notes of citrus and chocolate. Taste is the same.
wisdomsolo (439) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice black IPA. Has a pleasant mossy and hoppy aroma. The flavor has some hoppiness and a bit of sweet cocoa. Really nice!
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours intensely dark brown, almsot black, with a small beige cap, some retention and lacing. charred chocolate malts, bitter coffee and dark cholcolate, burnt malts, roasted wheat, citrusy, earthy but also a tropical hint, some booze and sweetness - burnt tasty dark sugars, slightly ashy, peppery and resinous. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - oily, sticky, smooth, bold but not harsh bitter coffee-citrusy-resinous finish. stout-ish. hoppy chocolate bar. tasty.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a creamy beige head. Smells just like cocoa krispies with a light citrus note at the end. Very smooth mouthfeel with a lingering piney bitterness. Flavors of lemon, biscuit, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Very nice black IPA. It’s already very creamy- I bet it would be great on nitro.
bookman10 (638) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good black IPA. Pours a thick, dark brown, with small, quickly dissipating, creamy head. Aroma dominated by roasted grain, with some hops, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is marked by coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, some leather, and hops. Finish has a bit of a burnt toast touch to it. Good stuff.
JHeath99 (920) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark opaque brown with tan colored head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste of burnt malts and bitterness.
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black ipa with creamy chocolate flavor. NIce hop balance to wrap up the backend. Nice full body mouthfeel. Good black ipa.
coyforce (600) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really great IPA. Flavor is a nice chocolate and malty roasty grains. Pour is a great pitch black with a nice light brown head.