Tmoney99 (10660) - 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 (8435) - San Diego County, 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. I’d highly recommend it if you are a fan of dark ipas
DocLock (7861) - 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 Capone’s 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 I’ve had yet.
Landmonger (156) - 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 (1887) - 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 (11942) - 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 (1290) - 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 hasn’t 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 don’t 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!
bigbish (533) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, what a beer. Great hop flavor, well balanced with he malts and that rye bitterness. Great beer.
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a dirty white head. Nose is soft grapefruit, toffee, light roast and smoke. Medium body, almost sticky, with a tingle. Taste is molasses, rye and broiled grapefruit, hints of coffee and grass. Spicy finish. Good balance for a black IPA.