gwpom (294) - Akron, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One bomber, pours dark and thick like a stout... damn close to a stout with a creamy thick head. The rye is a nice touch. Enjoyed this a lot.
ElCapitan22 (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes strongly of roasted malts and rye. Nice creamy head and lacing throughout. Does definitely stand up to the better ryes in the world.
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark mahogany with a tan head. Creates excellent lacing in the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy with a touch of dark malt. Taste is dark roasted malt and citrus. This is an excellent black IPA.
troyc (2187) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Inky black pour without much head at all. Nose is of chocolate, smoke and heavy hops. Chocolate, light mocha, pine needles, spicy rye and wooden notes in the taste. Oily texture and solid lingering citrus and pine finish. Smooth and very drinkable. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks are deceiving. Pours a dark brown with slight beige head. However, nose and taste is definitely of an IPA (if blindfolded, would not have expected to be drinking a dark beer.) nose is citrus. Taste is citrus, rye and hops. Very good.
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tdoyledesign (154) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice black hue with a thin off white head. Aroma is a lot of citrus up front with some hops to balance it out. Taste is surprisingly crisp given what I expected from the appearance. Palate is a lot of citrus, grass, pine and a nice crisp hop finish.
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a frothy lasting tan head that produced good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus, chocolate and pine. Bitter hoppy flavor of sticky pine, caramel, chocolate, citrus and some spicy rye. Medium body low carbonation, silky texture.
PhilJackson80 (251) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. The beer pours to a deep black color with a very thick tan head. The aroma has a citrus smell with a toasted malt & some smoky aromas. The taste has a medium full mouthful with a medium bitterness. Overall a very good black IPA.
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kevinator (711) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. It had a roasted malt aroma with a slight floral hoppiness. Really dark with a tan head. Weighty mouthfeel that was smooth and full. It had a milder hops bitterness upfront followed by a strong malty backbone. It was well blended and the alcohol was hidden. There was also a hint of oak. Tasty brew.
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a keeper. Comes together with awesome balance. Lots of roast malt and a little citrus hops. Caramel and dark chocolate - not sure where the rye fits in here but it must be involved in bringing the whole project together. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Tap at Boundary Road.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Full marks. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter with long length.