KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours an opaque black with a creamy khaki colored head and possesses notes of dark roasted malts, citrus hops, coffee, a decent woody smokiness and a touch of Rye. This is a nice dark roasty brew with a hint of Rye, a somewhat Hoppy backbone, a smooth drinkability and a slight alcohol warming at the end. Needless to say it is delicious...
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fruity with a tropical lime kick. Pours thick black with frothy tan head. Taste is sweet and bitter char from the rye and dark malts then the hops hit you with a juicy fruity bitter punch. Reasonably carbonated and thick mouth feel. The highish alcohol is well hidden behind the hops.
6ROW (423) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black pour with a two finger tan head. Malt aroma, sweet upfront taste followed by the Rays taste and hops bitterness. Would love to drink this again.
Pickleipa (1) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma and taste. Finishes awesomely dry with rye and blackness. Great experience!
batneil (437) - - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly smokey smell. Dark colour with little head. Almost tastes slightly flat. Not a brilliant beer, but drinkable. (K)
mkgrenwel (599) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge piney, roasty aroma. Sticky caramel. Flavor is balanced, complex nuanced and delicious. Sweet, spicy, dry, bitter, hoppy, delicious. Awesome beer.
kraddel (4464) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blacl. Smell is only hops ( pine, some fruits) . Taste is bitter, slightly roasted in the back. One of those black ipas that taste almost exact the same as a regular ipa. Never got the point in those, really. Low carbo, rather thin mouthfeel. Bit bitter back.
vandc01 (159) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a bomber at total wine with a bottled date of 11/21/2014
Huge aroma coming off this beer, considering it is bottled apart 3 months ago.
Poured a pitch black color with a finger of head
Taste is amazing. Dark fruits, chocolate, cocoa.
I’m glad that I picked this one up. A must if you like black IPAs
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pitch black, very small head. american hops on the nose. some classic west coast IPA nose. very earthy with just a touch of spice. taste is okay. roasted. I like this. would love to have it fresh.
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got to since Stone is doing away with their Bkack IPA. Good thing there is a ton of this goodness around. Nice earth hop character, great coffee rich dark malt balance, excellent big head and mouthfeel and finishes crisp and dry, may cuz of rye.