oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super dark brown pour with a small beige head. Huge citrus and roast lead to rye like earthen manure and grapfruit peel. More citrusy chocolate in the flavor with a dry roasty finish.
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to chalice poured a dark cola with a medium long-lasting tan head and significant lacing. Aroma is big grapefruit and rye with notes of piney hops and clementine. First sip begins with hearty oatmeal and rye followed by hints of grapefruit, citrus and palatable resin hop bitterness. Huge mouthfeel with flavors lingering on the palate. Excellent, well-balanced Black IPA.
Tmoney99 (9593) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CK. Thick beige lace on clear deep ruby. Herbal and resinous black coffee nose. Savory. Taste is mega Black IPA. resinous, oily, thick. No tannic astringency. Very nice.
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aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich beer. Filled me up. A nice "not-too-foamy, not-too-flat" top. Bursting with that dark rye flavor. Iíd highly recommend it if you are a fan of dark ipas
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Caponeís during Philly Beer Week 2012. Pours turbid brownish black with off-khaki head and great lacing. Nose is dark rye malt, citric resiny hops, tangerine, pineapple. Tastes of huge pineapple and tangerine, with dark rye malty and cacao flavor to match the hops. This one is a very good black IPA, perhaps the best Iíve had yet.
Landmonger (135) - USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very deep dark black, thick tan head which dissipates to a minimal amount with nice lacing, it looks like a stout with the aroma of a IPA, carbonation is medium but smooth, taste is malt, caramel, with some sweetness, aftertaste is bitter but minimal presence of alcohol noted on the way down. Very nice
Jesterdeal (1467) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of Douglas fir pine with slight grapefruit. Taste of dry pine, slight rye and zest. Nice IPA.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, chocolate, herbs, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, anise, black licorice, chocolate, grass, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
williamherbert (1164) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a mix of rye and funky armpit pungent hops. Smells like a garage that hasnít been aired out all summer. (In a good way.)
Looks deep dark brown, with red at the edges. Good head retention; cardboard brown. Spectacular lace.
Cereal grain flavors; oaty and a little musty; earthy as hell. The hops come in as woody and spicy. The finish is pure black mocha coffee with a touch of dark chocolate. The two disparate flavors donít butt heads.
Starts like a rye IPA and finishes like a nice imperial stout. Feels ashy and sandpapery. Starts piney and funky, finishes like a straight shot of espresso. Damn!