Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off keg at brewdog notts. Really very tasty, dark chewy coffee and sweet grapefruit. Nice.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, thanks to my mom for providing me with my first couple FW brews. Bottled 8/21/12. Surprisingly light body for the ABV. Very soft, smooth carbonation. More dry texture. Really nice balance of roasty malts and delicious hops. Hops are earthy, spicy, and piney. Light bitterness, spice taste. Some sweetness. Good foamy half inch light brown head. Nice history of lace. Dark but not completely opaque color. Great roasty hoppy aftertaste, hint of coffee in there. Toasty, grainy rye complements this excellently. This is a potent brew with that rare combination of incredibly good, incredibly easy to drink. It’s got a bit of everything I love - hoppiness and roastiness - that holds my attention, and is a fine example of what I love about the Black IPA. Definitely one that I want to revisit.
MaBeer1972 (1650) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from DaBuca’s. A pitch black brew with thick frothy tan head. Strong floral-spice hop aromas. Some alcohol in the nose. Flavor of deep, sweet malts and lots of hoppiness. Some pine, some gum, some smoke.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is full of pine, and citrus. If it was not black, white I’d assume a regular ipa. Taste has a bitter bite, and some chocolate malt, and rye spice.
cgarvieuk (19783) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewdog ... dark black ... thick tan head ... roast malts ... some of that malt im not fond offf ... bitter chocolate front ... oily pine hop linger ...
tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17/IX/2012 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Bierkoning (Amsterdam) @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1051) Thanks to Kristof and Filip for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, big aery creamy head, adhesive, beige, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: piny, exotic fruits, passion fruit, lychees, sweet malts, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, smooth texture. Taste: some caramel first, fruity, mocha, pineapple, passion fruit, little sour. Aftertaste: pretty fruity, little sweet, mango, lychee, some mocha, dark chocolate.
Slipstream (2349) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was excited to try this one, since I have grown to be a FW fan in the last year or so. A fine aroma of pine, molasses, coffee, and floral hops. The dry, espresso-like taste contrasts a bit with the scent. It is a little bitter and acrid, with some charcoal, but the flavor is still fine. A good brew, but it doesn’t belong in the top 1% and not one of FW’s best.
dwyerpg (5226) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I found this beer to be absolutely outstanding. Tons of hops, a solid strong body, a beautiful black color, easily in the top 3 of black ipas if not the best
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy freshness, terrific aroma, smooth palate, great IPA flavor. Firestone’s cranked out another winner. They’re one of the best breweries out there.
teorn88 (5591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours near opaque with a large, creamy and frothy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy and dank hops, toast, roast and coffee malt with raisins, figs, and plum fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting dark malt, raisin and plum notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.