Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle earthy pine, skunky herb, caramel and orange nuances greet the nose.. Followed by a rich, round, luxurious palate filled with sweet roasted malt, coffee, herbs, orange juice, candied citrus zest and grapefruit juice. Very well balanced malt/hop combination. Great play between hops and malt from start to finish. Bitterness is tamed by the sweet malts. Very friendly malt characteristics, yet unmistakable hoppy core. Very enjoyable. Notes of sweet, bitter citrus rind and earthy coffee linger in the finish. Yum!
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a tan head. Leafy green and citrus hop aromas. Smells like black double jack. Chocolate, coffee, and citrus hop flavors. Finishes with orange peel on the palate. Overall a fantastic black IPA! Way to go Firestone Walker!
Macegan75 (778) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours black with light beige head. Nose is strong tangerine and roasted malt. first sip is nice malty sweet with roasted barley hops entering quickly aswell. finishis clean with piney notes. great beer.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits, fresh orange, dark makt and hop. The taste is fruity, citrus and orange, bitter hop and some spices. The aftertaste is a little sweet, with bitter hop.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, dated 8/9/12, from grape & gourmet. pours a dusky, dark, cocoa brown capped by a rich, dense khaki head that leaves thick sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is outstanding with notes of fresh pine forest, orange zest, and caramel malts backed by mild roast, baker’s chocolate, and toasted pumpernickel bread with subtle hints of coffee and earth as it warms. flavor is truly wonderful, definitely where this beer shines, with a beautiful balance of orange citrus, pine esters, and grassy hops up front backed by bitter chocolate, roasted malts, mocha latte, and burnt tofffee with hints of vanilla, pineapple, and pie crusts adding complexity through the middle. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and an immense finish of bitter hops, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. overall, this is certainly one of the best black IPA’s out there.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours black nice head. Smells tastes of pine roasted chocolate pine caramel a bit booze really solid for the style just enough thickness making it enjoyable texture. A solid beer. You could have two bombers and the dark roasted taste still would be enjoyable.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 Served in a FW pint glass because apparently that’s the en vogue thing to do these days. The beer is opaque and black, displaying a mountainous beige head that completely coats the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma offers roast, pine, and rye. Nicely done. The flavor brings piney hops with a slightly roasted malt bill. Alcohol presence is non-obtrusive. Beautiful chocolate notes linger in the finish. Without question one of the best examples of the style I have had. Recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
johnnnniee (3294) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black color with a huge creamy tan head that persists forever before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Smells of hops, no really, piney citrus and resin with a hint of green onion. There’s a faint roasty bready malt aroma that attempts to provide some balance but is really only there for show. The flavor hits with a hint of malt first. Caramel, bread, and chocolate are quickly pushed aside by a solid hit of citrus and resinous hop flavor. The chocolate comes back adds a bit of spice and lingers a bit in a sweet resinous finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. Very nice India dark ale ale or hoppy porter, very tasty with great aroma I really enjoyed this!
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
good roasty bitter black ipa but it still has that soapy flavor in there that is no bueno
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours brownish-black with a medium tan head that recedes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, herbal hops and pine. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, piney hops, citrus and rye. The finish is roasty with an herbal and floral hops aftertaste that leaves a lingering bitterness behind. Good beer overall.