hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty much opaque blackish brown with a creamy tan head.
dank, woody, chocolate, spicy, some saltiness, pine/resin, grapefruit, earthy and spicy hops. bitter lingering finish. creamy mf and fuller bodied. sweetness keeps it from greatness.
s_hartshorne (1276) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Jet black good tan head. Aroma is tropical blackcurrant pine hops. Taste is amazing roasted malts tropical lots of pine resin choc coffee long bitter finish. Nice oily mouthfeel. Amazing so tasty thanks to black haddock for this.
berkshirejohn (4505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. An opaque chocolate brown pour with a thick beige head; piney aroma; so aggressive woody hops at the first sip, but then softening as the sweet, deeply roasted malts kick in, adding balance and resulting in an orangey chocolate taste; then a dry chocolate finish. Good stuff.
minutemat (1572) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Midlands Tasting Aug 14, at RIchie’s Hop Palace. Pours very dark brown with thin tan head. Intoxicating boozy aroma, complex depth of malts and CDA flavours with a good bitter finish.
SarkyNorthener (1882) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@midland tasting group. Black beer with small head. Aroma of grapefruit and slightly roasted malts. Taste is grapefruit, hops, coffee and roasted malts. Medium palate with a little oil. Very good.
tommann (2707) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is piney hops, bitter coffee and a touch of chocolate. Taste has chocolate and coffee to start. Strong bitter piney hop and chocolate finish.
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye malts, faint citrus, slight nuttiness and hops. Taste of roasted malts, slight citrus, rye malts, faint nuttiness, grapefruit and hops. Full bodied, nice carbonation, long hop finish, pretty good black IPA.
BlackHaddock (3657) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap pint in Schooner, Sunset Beach Orange County after a sample to compare with a Beach City Rye’T Black IPA: I chose this version of the style for my pint. I also have a bottle I am taking to an exchange in Birmingham UK very soon.
Black pour with a tanned head that lasted. Roasted malts rule the aroma and do not get pushed around by much else in the taste either. Mild citrusy hop notes try and interfere with the flavouring and nose but fail, this is a malt first and foremost brew with the hops playing second fiddle throughout. Hides the alcohol well within the maltiness. I liked it and will have a good glass full at the forthcoming bottle exchange too.
stchloe (786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super smooth rye witha nice dark malt body, bitterness but hops could be better defined.
BeerBeCue (102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 year-old bomber poured into tulip. Pours a nice deep black with chestnut highlights, with a finger-thick head. Aromas are roasty/spicy (rye!), piney hops, and perhaps some light toffee hidden in the background. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Body is medium, with a slick/almost oily texture. Carbo is under average. Finish is quite bitter, in fact more bitterness can be felt in the aftertaste than while taking a sip. Overall a really, really good offering! This now sets the mark for me as far as black IPAs go, rye or not...!
Seannpc (27) - - AUG 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark appearance on this one. Not much aroma but dark malty and bitter taste. Relatively smooth finish
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