brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours pretty much black with a finger and a half of a light mocha head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a nice blanket of thick lacing. Smells of grapefruit, maybe some orange, some rye, perhaps some carmel, a tiny bit of roasted qualities. Has some resinous qualities, but expected more on the nose. Taste starts with the resinous hops: some grapefruit, some mango, pine. Nice carbonation and feels crisp on the tongue. Then in the middle you get a nice creamy texture that washes out the resinous qualities of the hops and makes for a much smoother, yet spicier beer from the rye. On the finish, the beer transforms into more hops, including some pine and more floral and fruity qualities. In addition, there emerges a nice addition of roasted and rye malts; almost a coffee-like finish along with the hop qualities. Very interesting how the beer shifts halfway through the flavor profile and then comes back with more intense flavors on the back end. Medium body with a slick and creamy texture. Gets more complex as it warms. I think this is a really good beer, but I don’t think it lives up to the hype it receives. I think I would like it much more if it was a fresher bottle.
Beerandhockey8 (342) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice black color, thick tan head with a lot of lacing left on the glass. Nose is hoppy, resin, light malt, and citrus. Taste is medium heavy body, bitter. Finishes extremely silky and smooth. Great beer, love the complexity here.
Stoned99 (1103) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
06.08.2016 bottle from Canada Craft club, so 6 weeks old. Aroma: big roasted malt /rye evenly blended with pineapples. Typical black ipa notes. App: pitch black with brown tint, medium frothy moka head, awesome creamy lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, creamy, silky, soft carbonation, light fruitiness with medium roasted bitter finish. Overall: not a big fan of crossed styles like black ipa’s but in this case the blend of stout and ipa is really well balanced. Fruity enough even though it’s not super fresh (thanks CCC for shipping old stuff to clients). Not Firestone’s problem if this isn’t fresh.
caesar (6479) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ BeerTemple, medium sample. Dark color , short frothy head. Aroma of chocolate, piney hops, bit citrus, caramel. Medium bitterness, soft roast, slight choc and caramel sweetness. Awesome balance. Had this before, when it was a bit fresher probably.
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, big light brown head. Aroma is a spectacular blend of resinous pine, and roasty coffee malts. Mouth feel is silky, and carb is soft. The finish though kinds falls off. The hops fade big time and the strong roast just fades and is a light cocoa, and hints of brown sugar, with medium bitterness. Started great, finkshed weak.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours black with a thin, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, spice and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, spice. Finish is herbal, spice, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body, oily and velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
SPDickerman (1152) - Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells strongly of pine and citrus with hints of spice. Taste is bitter, subtle spice, piney. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA finishes with a lingering woody dryness.
NordicV (1915) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkbrun öl med lättare ljusbrumt skum. Doft av rostad malt, tallbarr och lättare citrus och frukttoner. I smaken tillkommer lättare kryddighet från rågen och kådatoner. Inte så fruktig som många svarta ipor och det är positivt enligt mig.
78samh (240) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, maple syrup and caramel. Taste is spicy and bitter with hints of grapefruit and black peppercorn. Long strong black coffee-like aftertaste. Great black IPA!
Oldschool_Mike (309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Pours a black colour with brown head. Aroma is citrus with a little spiciness. Taste is about the same with a touch of roastiness.
ninecats (470) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, 2016. Deep brown, close to black with a generous tan head, leaving lots of lacings. Aroma is roasted malt, fairly sweet, crackers, coffee, chocolate, lots of hoppy floral notes. Taste is medium bitter, coffee, malt, slight chocolate, hoppy bitterness. Medium body, medium carbo.