piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of dank C-hops, rich pale malt, spice, and earth. Hops are really strong upfront with elements of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine resin, and spice. The malts follow that up with more of a toasted than roasted flavour. Medium bodied with solid bitterness. I was expecting a bit more char and chocolate, but it’s hard to complain when the beer is so hoppy and tasty.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black color with a smaller head. Aroma was your typical IPA, hops, grass, and spruce. Medium body, high carbonation. Flavor was dark and creamy, hop aftertaste. A great beer. I love it.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep black with a medium tan head. Aromas of citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and coffee. Hops dominate with pine, grapefruit. The flavors are more complex with chocolate, dark cherry and roasted malts. It finishes with lingering hops and burnt malt. I would buy this one again.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Big grapefruit aroma. Malt and grapefruit flavor with light pine, light tropical fruit, and light cocoa. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light chocolate and malt.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a medium tan head that slowly recedes to 1/4 inch and holds leaving plenty of sticky lacing. The nose is moderate in strength with hoppy IPA aromas of citrus, pine and toffee. The flavor is biter hops forward with smooth pine, grapefruit, biter chocolate and roasted malts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering biter hops and burnt barley malts. Overall: Very tasty black IPA. Love this style.
thornecb (5123) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Tan head quickly recedes to nothing. Medium bodied chocolate with a burnt grapefruit finish.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thank to Brian! Poured a hazy dark brown with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of roasted malt with a pine hop and a slight sweet chocolate backing. Flavor had a lighter chocolate with some roasted malt and a slight backing pine.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. Pour is black brown color with a kahki head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is a solid mix of bittering hops and malt. Taste is more creamy malt, but the hops really do come through and leaves a citrus and carmel flavor in the end. Palate is full and creamy which ends in a fizzy chaulky finish. Pretty enjoyable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Sushi Bar, McCall, ID: Pours a pitch black color with a nice tan head. The nose is nicely roasted with a fair slap of hop in the aroma, more earthy and smoky than citrusy. Moderate bitterness and pine in the flavor with an underlying coffee-rich fruit forward stout; roasty and toasty. The finish is a little sweet, but it’s balanced. Good.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle dated July 2010. Pours a cola brown with off white/tan head that leaves small hints of lacing. Nice charcoal bitter flavor, coffee like. Finishes dry - decent. Nothing to fancy though.