AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with a big crema head.
Nose - herbaceous, grassy and citrus (grapefruit). No chocolate.
Taste - grapefruit pith, herbs chocolate in the background. Lime marmalade.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a very dry zingy finish.
Overall - I prefer my black IPAs to be a bit chocolatey as well as haveing the citrus. This is one for the hop-heads. Good though.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep blackish/brown with a nice tight mocha head. Aroma is citrus, pine, spice, roasted malt and some earthy notes. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, bitter hops, pine, roasted malt and little spice in the finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation that is well balanced. One of my favorite IPAís in this style.
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a deep hazy brown colour with a frothy mahogany head. aroma of heavy tropical fruit, citrus and lime, caramel, earth, light roasted malts and orange peel. flavour is mostly soy sauce, herbal hops and earth, with a light leafiness, acrid toasted malts and no tropical fruitiness to speak of. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
ozarkspops (368) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark brown pour with khaki head. Very citrusy aroma. Spicy from rye. Medium roasty. Flavor is also spicy. Citrusy, but a little vegetal from the hops. Medium dry finish.
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allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown with good tan head, nice lacing. Big grapefruit aromas, some caramel malt. Big bitterness on the taste, but doesnít linger. Medium bodied, and finishes very clean and crisp. Very nice.
Nocturne (1769) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Collins, Seattle. Almost black with some ruby showing. Nice lacing too. Aroma is skewed towards roasted malt, so the hop assault that follows in the mouth is a pleasant change. A base of sticky, dark, chewy molasses is the base for waves of hop bitterness. If thereís a rye factor itís hard to pick up, but Iím not worried about that when itís as tasty as this. Excellent.
deaconmike (468) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours walut with ruby edges and a tan head. Aroma is citrus hops, roast and caramel. Taste follows the nose and is roasty, and a touch nutty with a grapefruit hop bitter finish. Itís moderately sweet transitioning to a bitter finish. The body is north of medium and has a foaminess to it. Overall, a smooth drinking brew - nicely balanced and well done.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit. Flavour is much like the aroma Ė with a bitter finish.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with ten head and some lacing. Pine molasses and burning aroma. Taste is dark malt, hoppy acidity, and earthy notes. Finish is bitter.
princevassago (7) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
A very palatable IPA. Iím not an IPA drinker personally, but the smokyness made it ok.