dnstone (2340) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with nice soft tan head. Dry-hoppy aroma. Roasty stout like flavors followed by the dry hopped character of an IPA. Very good.
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RRistow12 (377) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, faint coffee, with a little caramel. Taste has the spicey rye but not overly rye tasting. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread. Medium bodied. Moderate to heavy bitterness with mild to moderate sweetness. Excellent black ipa with a nice rye kick.
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c0fein (313) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Bottled 08/08/14.
Black colour with a big creamy head. Hoppy roasted aroma. Hoppy dark flavour with roasted malts, coffee and some fruits. Nice one!
suprchunk (2506) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Big light khaki hear. Tons of lacing. Peppery chocolate aroma. Spicy chocolate and pear taste.
dresden (1065) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan hue in the light. Brought citrus fruit aroma with one and roast. Tropical fruits, pepper, light smoky malts. Really nice, one of the best black ipa I’ve had.
Benfi (627) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney hops aroma which then transitions into very complex flavors of roasted malts and bitter resin hops. Subtle coffee finish.
probstblueribbon (3208) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bomber from BOTW, shared with my bro. Deep brown with ruby hues and a moderate light tan head. Strong, resinous hops, rich roasted malts, grapefruit and other fruits, molasses, lightly peppery. Medium-full body, gentle carbonation. Flavour is litre the nose with rich dark malts and big fruity, resinous, peppery hops; off-dry with good bitterness and a long, balanced, very rich finish.
zoucrew102 (759) - - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Earthy rye aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit citrus and some roast. Pours black with a large light brown head and not much lacing. Good earthy rye flavor with light roastiness. Finishes quite smooth especially for an iPA with light bitter hops as well as pine and grapefruit. Excellent black IPA!
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black body. Decent head, fades to a skiff, but leaves good lacing. Aroma is spruce and tropical fruit, just a hint of roastyness and wet wool. Taste is roasted barley, spruce, grapefruit, spicy rye, citrus rind bitter. Body is light, but smooth, carbonation bright and fine. The long, bitter finish lasts a bit too long to be pleasant.
Spab (2695) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a very dark brown with moderate-sized beige head that leaves a little lace. Aroma is a lovely blend of roasty dark malts, spicy rye and citrusy, earthy hops. Flavour is also a nice mix of roasty chocolate and coffee, spicy rye and a, perhaps a little subtle, citric/earthy hoppiness. Quite impressive.