tcane7 (1330) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz from Capones. Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with thick fluffy mocha head. Nose is roasted and sweet malt with the faintest hit of piney hops. Taste is sweet and roasted malt, slight hop bitterness, and butter crumbles. If you told me it was a porter I’d say it was good, not as an IPA.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle.Brown pour with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of pine, earth, roast, some chocolate in the background, and citrus. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, citrus, some pine, and roast.
glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of toasted and pine resin, light leather for the yeast, with wood, charcoal and tobacco in the background. Heas is small to average, frothy, tan with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. A great aroma, but this Black IPA lacks any sweetness. Otherwise it’s true to style.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness, pine, light orange zest and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roiastiness, earthiness, grapefruitr and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus. Also, there is roasted caramel malt but it’s all about the hops. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma and bitter but not astringent. The palate is average. Overall it’s good.
Palidor19 (2841) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the hops are the most potent part of this beer. all the malts are very weak while the hops got the pine and the grass. its very strong so drink carefully.
Bendrixian (860) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well laced and almost jet black colour. Huge hoppy aroma, roast, some corn mash/ketchup chip note and grapefruit. BIg fruity aroma are met almost perfectly by alcohol and roast. very rich, complex and super tasty!
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown pour, tan head. Nice hops on the nose followed by a coffee/roasted malt note. Flavor is a really good blend of citrus/earthy hops and some great smooth dark malts.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice dark finish. A bit thin of a top, and the taste didn’t do much for me. Has potential.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine notes, roasted malt, floral hops and citrus. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate covered oranges, pine resins and floral hops. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more pine notes, citrus oils, roasted malt, burnt caramel and floral hops.