RRocks01 (1) - Morro Bay, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer makes me think I will love all types of Black Rye IPAs, either it’s true, or Firestone Walker just set the bar really high.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours jet black but slightly thin. Aroma is mostly hops. Flavor is very fresh dry hops with a tiny roasted finish, very nice.
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Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from NWIPA in Portland, OR. Drunk of 4th of July.
Poured a beautiful almost black colour with a thick tan head. Strong aromas of both citrus hops and burnt coffee. Full, silky mouth feel. Powerful bitter hop flavours citrus and grassy grabbing the taste buds, followed by burnt malts which lingered on the palate. Balanced perfectly with some dark chocolate and dried fruit sweetness. One of the best beers I have ever tried (thanks for the recommendation, Ryan!).
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC - Red Session, Řsterbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of citrus, flora and malt. Flavor with roasts, caramel and spices.
cfrancis (3099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with little brown wisp of head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and small roasted malts. Taste is great grapefruit hop flavours up front with roasted malts and chocolate in the backend.
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roast and mild hops with the same flavors. This is a great go to black IPA.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Dark pour with a nice long lasting lacing. Hoppy aroma mixed with hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Very easy to sip on and enjoy.
Irish88 (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Full chocolate, citrus, and rye notes. Not a strong aroma. Nice from the hoppy side. Very near to Self-righteous. Great beer.
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pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 On draught at 26th Oregon Brewers Festival 7/26/13. Dark slightly brown color. Aroma is roasted dark malt and pine hops. Taste is espresso, sweet malts, resinous hops, and balanced bitterness. Finishes dry and full. Had again on draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom for May the Fourth Be With You event 5/4/14. Really smooth and enjoyable CDA.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was bottled on 4/11/13 and is 106 days old. Firestone walker gives their beers 120 days.
Pours black with a thick head of beige foam that fell slowly. Left some lace. Nose is not loud. Piney hops, a smidgen of chocolate, coffee,toasted malt. Grapefruit. Earthy, spicy and a touch of caramel malt. Taste is dark roasted malt. Gentle grapefruit that was a little sourish with some hop bitter. It’s smooth and a little heavy not really crisp or biting from the rye. In fact the rye is mellow and not at all bold and has a mellow spice to it. Light resin, a little oily. Moderate carbonation and finishes dry and a bit muddled. Lingering bitter in the after taste with a touch of that grapefruit. I thought this was dull and could have used more pep and more spice.