presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hopefully a treat to make me forget generic lager day on the deck. ALmost black but you that with the right light you would get some nice highlights. Smells like a nice hoppy IPA with a nice background roasted malt. Instead of a balance of darker malt and hops, many of which tend to far towards the malt, this is an nice IPA that just happens to be made with dark malt. Tasty!
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This poured opaque black with a nice beige head. Hops lead the aroma. This was as nice a black IPA as I have had. Some very nice west coast hop notes mixed well with anise and pine notes. Some roasty and toasty effects along with rich malts. A very nicely brewed beer.
nick76 (4144) - 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.
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with 2 fingers of off-white head that settles down to some thin spots of lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some citrus. Taste is roasty malt bitterness with some sweetness from the chocolate and caramel malts finishing with a citrus and woody hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving nice sensations on the palate. A really well done beer in this style.
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber shared by Dean. Poured a dark blackish/brown with a chocolate milk style foamy head. Aroma shows some age, molasses and caramel reminscent of an older barleywine, along with some light citrus rind, touch of Tootsie Roll and pineapple. LIghter body, slightly watery with stronger carbonation and a dry finish that leaves an almost coating mouthfeel on the end. Flavor of chocolate, dark toast, older citrus rind, touch of pineapple juice. Drinkable but would be better fresh.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty CDA. Has lots of smooth dark grains, giving it notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Hops are filled with sweet pine, a nip of snappy citrus and a balanced bitterness. Bitter herbs linger in the aftertaste. Overall, it’s a great CDA/Black IPA, but I wouldn’t call it a Double CDA. It may be slightly high in alcohol for a "regular" CDA, but everything else about it is spot on and the way it should be, in my opinion.
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Root beer colored body with lacey caramel brown froth. Pleasant intermingling of pine and chocolate in the nose. Easy roast breathes through Pacific Northwest evergreen forest. Resinous, piny flavor with chocolate undertones and smoothened roast that is present, and palatable, but whose sweetness is only there to accent and harmonize off the hop panoply. Piny, spicy, mint hop finish that lingers well past the last sip.
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; very nice looking pour, blackish with a ligther brown head of decent size. Nice, balanced aroma; lots of nice pine, earth, fruit, caramel, and roasted malt. A touch of sweetness. Nice aroma. Flavor preferred balance, subtle complexity to aggressive, over the top flavors. Subtle flavors of roasted malt and earth, chocolate and pine, with some caramel. Surprisingly drinkable.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola color,thick tan head.Piney citrus/brown sugar nose,Neutral fore,effervescent piney mid,medium strength lasting hop end.Good lace
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head and a lot of lacing. Nose of citrus and flowers. Full body and a smooth cream mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malts with chocolate, and and long hop finish with bitterness. A really well crafted Black IPA.