RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my top 10 Black IPAs. Nice color, smell, and taste. Complex, malty and then the right hoppy feel. Will be having it again... another for my US beer buying list :-)
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roast, fair amout of hop aroma. The balnce of hop bitterness and dark malt bitternes was fantastic. Great bubbles ansd mouthfeel. 22 oz bomber.
ZacM612 (144) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black with a pale tan head. Intense hoppy, piney aroma with some floral notes. Malty flavor with a slight hint of chocolate. Pleasantly bitter, but 80 IBU, really? Feels lower than that.
Welley_Alves (220) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ótima black Rye IPA da Firestone. Cor preto opaca, formação de espuma bege, persistente. Aroma cítrico, resinoso, com notas de torrefação evidente. Na boca, bom corpo, com amargor predominante, notas resinosas, grapefruit, em perfeito equilíbrio com a torta do malte, sem harsh ou adstringência alguma. Final seco, retrogosto amargo e persistente. Excelente breja!
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slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"60 ibus is hard to beleive, and I was not the only one to think so. Huge hop aroma, pine, citrus, spicy as all get out...medium brown pour. the dark malts are understated here, which is both good and bad. awesome hop profile, like union jack and double jack. while i admit i was hoping for a little more "blackness" this was a really enjoyable black ipa that leaned more towards the ipa part, and a double at that. definitely will be buying more of this while it’s good and fresh! 6/12- torn between 4.3 & 4.2 no longer... The dark roast is coming out nicely with some time... 7/12 Growler at Whole Foods - super nice!"
BroSpud (1698) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent size tan head. Nice malt flavors with the rye and the hops cutting the sweetness. Full bodied and chewy mouth feel. Nice bitterness at the end. Well done.
osiderworld (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At surf side tape room in Oceanside, sweet roast aroma with earthy hops, burnt roast flavor with dry bitterness and earthy hops.
jehoesefat (274) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good hoppy aroma. Pours thick dark brown with a foamy tan head. Smooth flavor, not as bitter as the aroma suggests.
Gerbeer (1798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with moderate slightly tan head that settles quickly. Aromas of pine, plum skins, soap, and chocolate-y malts. Flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate almonds, and sharp resiny/piney hops. Oily, bitter pine finish. Black IPAs rule...
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a bubbly head. Citrusy, bit floral nose with lots of rich toasty and chocolatey character. Smooth, smokey, chocolate, mellow bitterness, sweet and danky, with toasty, complex refined and delicious.
TattooJack (98) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Zante in Palos Hills, served in a snifter. Nice and dark, with a couple fingers of tan head. Smells sweet, has a thick, rich taste, could not tell it was 8.3%. I went to this bar to watch a football game, and this beer stole the show. Would drink this on a regular basis, and will look for it whenever I’m out beer shopping.