juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can. What I really like about this ale is the aromatic and flavorful blend and balance of chocolate malt and piney resinous hops. Dark black with a tan head and medium body. At 8% this is a substantial black IPA in every sense. Exactly what I want in this style.
commonmac (676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devil’s Advocate. Tulip glass. Tan head. Lacing well. Deep black color. Aroma of hazelnut coffee blended with a subtle hop note. Taste has roasted malt qualities and the coffee sticks around. Good hop bite at the end with an influx of citrus. Definitely owns its black IPA essence. Overall one of the better options in the style.
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bitter with a small, dark head.
Licorice, chocolate aroma.
Strong, bitter-sweet chocolate malt.
Nice, long, piney bitter.
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to Dave for sharing at EBF. Pours out almost a cola color with a small off white head. Aroma is of light roast, some chocolate, some citrusy hops and some light floral notes. Taste is solid, smooth, nice light roasty notes, mild chocolate, medium roast coffee, citrusy hops, light floral notes. Solid BIPA.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at trailer tasting. Mahogany body with tan head. Nice dark chocolate, earthy dirt aromas with a big pine hoppage. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Semi sweet chocolate, black malt, pine, floral flavors----nice chocolate hop finish_____tasty.
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Chocolate malt and spruce aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet light chocolate malt and strong bitter spruce/grapefruit peel flavor. Lingering hops bitterness. A hop bomb.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the label, a boar vs a croc! .. . Pours s deep brown .. The head is healthy .. Lots of roast and burnt hop particles.. Mouth is a bit creamy, solid finish .. . This was enjoyable .. . . Zebras are the ultimate fugitives
mfhennig (145) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a nice tan head. Nice mix of aromas from malt to citrus. Great flavor! This is a really nice brew.
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. My first impression was that damn this is a very malt heavy IPA. Then about halfway through i realized it was a black IPA and it started to make sense. Not really as chocolaty and stout as my favorite black IPAs. More nutty and caramelly. Still piney and citrusy. Decent but a little bit of a chore to get through.
puboflyons (2542) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the can marked 00635 on the bottom. Deep black pour with foamy tan head. Fantastic aroma of dark malts, licorice, grape, raisins, and earthy hops. The body is medium to full. Roasted flavor to start and decent bitterness at the finish. Alcohol masked.
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from 16oz can. Very dark brown with brown head. Citrus grapefruit aroma with hints of roast chocolate. Flavor is more cocoa than expected at first, then it is quite citrus in flavor. Finish has lingering dark chocolate. This may have too much chocolate for a black IPA but I enjoyed it a lot.