zvikar (4134) - 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 (1286) - 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 (358) - 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!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wildbeercat (356) - 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 (1679) - 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 Iím used to. Not the best bipa ever, but an intriguing take.
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, yet fairly deep black appearance with a foamy, brown head. Nice rye spiciness and malt roastiness in the nose along with notes of black coffee, a bit herbal, earth, light citrus, and pine. Rich dark chocolate malty, spicy rye, a bit charred flavor. The rye just dances on your tongue like Templeton Rye. Probably the best Black IPA Iíve ever had.
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a thin beige head. Piney hop nose with some roast grains. Sharp pine and resin hop flavors with an almost smokey roasted grain taste and some dark fruit. The alcohol blooms as it warms. Long bitter finish with lots of resin and a hint of coffee.
Prufrockstar (1979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating while helping a friend brew a wookey clone. Tan head, dark brown, clear, bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma big on citrus, rich caramel malty, slightly chocolate base. Taste: delicious. Nice smooth malt base gives way to big pine and citrus bitterness. Medium full body, oily-to-slick texture, average to lively carb. Overall: one heck of a fine beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black-colored with a beige to light brown head. Nice hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, citrus and a bit of pine. Hoppy flavor, piney and a bit fruity, with some roastiness and a pleasant bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice and easy-drinking.
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bomber. Pouredi nto a FW Nonic a deep reddish brown with a small tan head. Nose is idark fruits, hops, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is complex with similar notes and added toast and malt flavors up front and classic hoppy characters throughou. Has a touch of tart, balanced bitterness on the finish. Moderate carbonation. This is quite a tasty black IPA.