mikedevilsfan (217) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is amazing as is the smell. The aroma is much more hoppy than the beer really is. Very nice balance of malts and hops. Not nearly as hoppy as I expected, and very drinkable.
sturmthis (750) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Black with one finger beige head. Citrus, coffee, roasted malt aroma. Slight dark fruit, citrus, roasted malt. Really nice.
GRM (3176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, thin sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, light burnt barley, bittering hops, black coffee; mouth: powerful, roasted barley, light burnt barley, bittering hops, black coffee, lots of astringency, alcohol, alcohol warmth, finale in bittering hops with presence of alcohol, full body, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, houblon amérisant, café noir; bouche : puissant, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, houblon amérisant, café noir, pas mal astringente, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence d’alcool, corsée, pas mal amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours an opaque black with a creamy khaki colored head and possesses notes of dark roasted malts, citrus hops, coffee, a decent woody smokiness and a touch of Rye. This is a nice dark roasty brew with a hint of Rye, a somewhat Hoppy backbone, a smooth drinkability and a slight alcohol warming at the end. Needless to say it is delicious...
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fruity with a tropical lime kick. Pours thick black with frothy tan head. Taste is sweet and bitter char from the rye and dark malts then the hops hit you with a juicy fruity bitter punch. Reasonably carbonated and thick mouth feel. The highish alcohol is well hidden behind the hops.
6ROW (421) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black pour with a two finger tan head. Malt aroma, sweet upfront taste followed by the Rays taste and hops bitterness. Would love to drink this again.
Pickleipa (1) - - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma and taste. Finishes awesomely dry with rye and blackness. Great experience!
batneil (405) - - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly smokey smell. Dark colour with little head. Almost tastes slightly flat. Not a brilliant beer, but drinkable. (K)
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge piney, roasty aroma. Sticky caramel. Flavor is balanced, complex nuanced and delicious. Sweet, spicy, dry, bitter, hoppy, delicious. Awesome beer.
kraddel (4242) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blacl. Smell is only hops ( pine, some fruits) . Taste is bitter, slightly roasted in the back. One of those black ipas that taste almost exact the same as a regular ipa. Never got the point in those, really. Low carbo, rather thin mouthfeel. Bit bitter back.
vandc01 (144) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a bomber at total wine with a bottled date of 11/21/2014
Huge aroma coming off this beer, considering it is bottled apart 3 months ago.
Poured a pitch black color with a finger of head
Taste is amazing. Dark fruits, chocolate, cocoa.
I’m glad that I picked this one up. A must if you like black IPAs