jpjones1963 (3) - Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing beer. One of my top 5, all time. Super great blend IBU, aroma. Better than Stone’s Sublimely Self-Righteous, and that’s saying quite a bit. Let’s hope they increase production. Tasted only in bottle.
Crispy34 (416) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split. The aroma is awesome. Gorgeous hop aroma. The appearance is dark brown to black. The taste starts off hoppy and holds a great hop flavor through out. Some darkness is present in the flavor, but the hop flavor conceals it in the best way. Overall, this beer is fantastic.
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drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes and smells like a xmas tree. Super smoot with a refreshimng bitterness. Well balanced too. Nice one.
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of pine, grain, and roasted malt. Taste is rye, pine, citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Hides the alcohol very well. Very nicely done!
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 10/07/2012, crazy Redskins and Nats playoff day.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white lacing.
Aroma: Aroma of roast malt and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, nice amount of rye, roasty malt. Balanced.
Palate: Medium- medium light body.
Summary: I enjoyed this, and I like Rye beers so nice to see a black rye beer for the first time. I liked the beer, but it’s really hard to beat out my favorite rye beer on the market(Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye).
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice blackish brown with a slight tan head, this beer has hints of coffee underlying the rich hops. Good beer for finishing the evening with.
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) deep espresso brown, creamy fine tan bubbled head. Nose of rich fudge, fresh citrus zest, grapefruit, and a touch sweaty also. Taste is sharply bitter, grapefruit, pine, barely any roast (which I like in a black IPA). Not sure why a black IPA tastes like this one does, spicy finish, palate finish burns a bit as well.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive...possibly the best balanced black IPA I’ve had. Pours jet black, small white head. Nose has chocolate, roast, and piney hops. Palate has a lot of chocolate, some roast, and some resinous bitter hops. Body is medium, as is the finish, and very satisfying.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with ck1, thanks bro! Pours dark brown with a tan head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has chocolate with hoppy pine and citrus. Taste is of bitter citrus, sweet fruit and smooth caramel with chocolate nibs. Quite smooth and a bit dry; the only real notice of any "rye" I would have. Finishes sweetly bitter/burnt malty. As nice as anticipated. Not as Self Righteous’s level, but probably only a half a notch behind - excellent!
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a bomber. pitch black with hardly any head. smells like a light ipa, wouldn't know it is black from the smell.
Taste is more like a stout than an IPA in my opinion, but love it. Very smooth and easy drinking beer.
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