tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour from Whole Foods Redwood City. Served with raw oysters and homemade mignonette. A creamy stout, slightly bitter IPA, and buttery rye bourbon rolled into one glorious bottle of Black Sea. Sup’errrrrb!
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big blocky biege head blackest of pours soft medium carbonation aromas very hoppy floral perfume like rich rye a real nice touch stonefruit pine crisp the flavours rye really absorbing in taste pine sharp dark hoppy fruit floral sweetness caramel stonefruit apricot and peach the finish superb aftertastes of mixed hops sweet caramel the rye alround and lasting bitter classic ale
dzimm27 (136) - - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intriguing aroma, smells of citrus hops and apricot/peach. No hint of the dark malt. Dark balcony pour with low carbonation. Taste is bright and fruity followed by citrusy hops over spicyness from the rye. Lingering roast from the dark malt ties in nicely. After a few sips I am noticing oak in the aftertaste too. For an IPA I would consider this a complex one. You can pick out all the elements well and the come together very nicely. Would definitely buy again.
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a cream head and nice lacing. Amazing hoppy aroma. Pine, fruits, grass, and spice are all there. Taste is pine up front with grapefruit and spicy rye in middle and finish. Nice bitterness and rye spiciness with subtle sweetness to compliment. Very easy to drink. Great beer.
beertholomeus (893) - California, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black color with thick tan head. Hop and citrus aromas. Rich hop, rye, and oak flavors. Full body and warm bitter finish.
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours total black with a nice beige head, aroma of pine, zesty and fresh, strong and bitter flavor of pine, grapefruit skin, roast, medium to full bodied
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep and dark amber, decent toffee head. Nose is citrus hops! Balanced, but bitter. Hops and creamy black roasted malt through the middle. Rye spice at the end finished by nice bitterness. Solid.
roxtersoxter (347) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black color with brown head out of bomber. Hoppy aroma with hint of chocolate. Hoppy but not overpowering taste finished with smooth oaky taste. Excellent beer!
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wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 fl oz / 650mL bottle into a tulip glass. Served cool. Bottled on 25 January 2013.
Aroma: BAM citrusy, bitter hops. Behind that some nice sour rye. This aroma is STRONG.
Appearance: Completely opaque dark, dark brown with a thick, off white head. Supreme lacing.
Taste: Sour rye backed up by an exceptionally strong hop profile. I wish I could describe this better. These flavors are big and bold.
Palate: Rich, full bodied, coats and lingers. Flavors even play around a bit as they linger.
Overall: Mind-blowing. Game-changer. Fantastic fantastic fantastic. Wookey Jack for President.
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks black. light tan head that is big and lingers. smells of pine, iodine, and red grapes. Tastes first of roast astringency as the malts and hops hit you simultaneously. Then rye spice and alcohol heat up your mouth simultaneously. Not a whole lot of other flavors going on. What is really unique is the viscous oilly mouthfeel that makes this more toward a porter than I’m used to. Not the best bipa ever, but an intriguing take.