JohnGalt1 (734) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this tonight for a pretty price $3/can at Brewforia Meridian... Poured into my HotD goblet produces a thin light brown head atop a brew that is pretty much black... spotty lacing.
Nose is piney/pithy citrus hoppiness with a decent punch of garlic hops... almost no malt battles out from the massive hop profile.
Flavor is a little better with some lite roast/cocoa on the finish that is complimented by a modest background malt sweetness... still the hop flavors/aromas (not necessarily the hop bitterness) are the first violins.
For just a 6.2% beer, this has a surprisingly good body.. decent carbonation..
I like this one, but there is just enough of the garlic/onion hoppiness to make me not like it "as much"... still though.. this is very well done.
swoopjones (6755) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can, black pour, medium to fuller bodied. weedy hops, dark roasted maltiness. Good flavor, good bitterness, decent Black IPA
neepsntatties (1306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fort George. Colour...completely black with a thin tan head. Nose...loads of molasses and roasted savoury nuts that meld well with the hops. Palate...bitter, but sweet as well, with more molasses notes and brown sugar syrup. There’s graham cracker and sailor jack on the mid palate and notes of Moravian ginger cookies on the finish. The finish is also lightly bitter and quite long.
Lizardking3 (183) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown with big protein(?) chunks. Citrusy, toasty aroma with a little bit of chocolate. Very bitter...bitter hop, bitter chocolate, roast. This has to be the most assertive example of this I’ve ever had. Well, I’m down.
Marheb (2903) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Merci à McBerko pour la cannette! Chocolat amer, esspresso, caramel chaud et noix de coco assailli par un coulis résineux très vert et des agrumes pales très amères et sèches. La façon que les saveurs sont acheminés et la souplesse du corps en font un bête de buvabilité féroce.
maxwelldeux (4131) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is a lot more on the IPA end of the spectrum than the roasty end. I get a lot of floral elements with just a bit of citrus, and only a hint of roasting in there. Taste had a lot more of the roastiness to it, with a very healthy dose of the hoppy bitterness. Very pleasant drink.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from New Seasons - Poured black with about an inch of tan head that lasted. Looks delicious! Malt not overpowering, but definitely there. Good hop balance. Some coffee tones. Very nice black IPA.
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice and smooth Cascadian Dark. As 5000 said, it’s a bit more on the lighter side of everything, roast, hop, and sweetness, but it all works together well.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Deep brown, dirty, muddy, sediment floats about, moderate frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Roast, hop bitterness, , and a little campfire on the nose.   Citrus pith and peel up front, not as roasty as the nose suggested.   Very soft roasted malts otherwise.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lighter example, light finish, moreso a Black Pale Ale me thinks.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great can design from the Astoria brewery. Love the glyphs on it. This is super roasty. If you want a Black IPA to be 50/50 then this one is not it. This chooses roasty and coffee notes. Even the bitterness is more coffee grounds than hops. As it warms more spruce notes pop up.