ipaapi (7) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was very surprised by every aspect of this beer except that overall itís excellent.
Not your average black ipa, a style that is currently being overdone by a lot of breweries. FW nailed something special here.
The aroma almost threw me off and I wasnít excited by it. The black syruppy look was enticing but also intimidating.
The flavor is amazing. packed with rye and hops, i canít believe how well they both shine through.
Kudos to FW
ndburns (72) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours a dark black with a medium tan head. Aroma is rye, hops, pine. Taste is an initial hit of bitterness, with a subtle sweetness underneath, and a lasting bitter finish.
DwarfeD (2385) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium tan head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle sweetness. Caramel, roasted malts, hops and spices. Good beer!
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of beige cappuccino-like head. Heady hop aromas with roasted espresso and toasted cacao nibs. Average carbonation with a dark chocolatey mouthfeel. More coffee and roasted sorghum notes. Fantastically complex. Bitter, heady finish with more cacao. Awesome.
mrjez (357) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a light tan head, great lacing. Aroma is a balanced mix of rye and pine, neither dominant, dark malts. Taste is similar, with the added flavours of spice, a bit like cardamom, and a slight citric touch. Itís so well put together, everything gives a nod but doesnít assert itself. Itís medium bodied, the flavours are carried by a pleasant mildly assertive bitterness, leaves a light oily pine residue, spice and roast lingering. Great stuff.
natejgood (466) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours chestnut brown. Clean but deep in color. Nice light brown head with a few larger bubbles tucked among the tinies. Aroma of light hops and malt. I was expecting the aroma to be a bit smaller. Beer is clean and smooth in the mouth. Flavor of toasty malts with just a bit of the holiness of an IPA. Flavor is strong without being overpowering and grows after the beer has left your mouth.
sir__v (1761) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from We Brought Beer Balham, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: caramel roast malt, with grassy hops balance. Taste: medium body with caramel roasted malt. Good grassy balance. Well balanced. Finish as coffee and chocolate, licorice notes. Superb bitterness. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and roasted coffee finish. I love it!
sebastokrator (25) - - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Smells floral, with hints of pine laid over rich, dark malts. Taste is similar; strong pine taste up front with rich chocolatey notes which leave offering a lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. A very well balanced black IPA.
hman43 (928) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours black with a creamy brown head. There are aromas of floral and citrus hops with plenty of roasted malts. It has flavors of floral, citrus , and roasted hops that are very well balanced. It has a medium feel to it. It is highly bitter, but not to the point of being overbearing.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Pours black thin but solid beige head. Nose is citrus fruits, pine some caramel. Taste is slight fruits and coffee a touch of biscuit.
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious black IPA. Hop character is strong yet balanced with malt backbone.