oRos (1032) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On to at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with khaki head. Taste is pretty hippr with. Nice roasted chocolate malt.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma has really nice chocolate and roast with intense piney and citrusy hops. Good balance of the two contrasting aromas. The flavor is the same. Nice chocolate and roasted malt with intense piney, woody, citrus hops. It finishes mostly bitter, but with some roasted coffee as well. A very nice Black IPA
DW78715816 (51) - Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with an aroma of coffee, malt , and some hops. Flavor is more like a hoppy porter. Not a lot of hops but has the sweetness and coffee flavor of a good porter with more hops. I enjoyed it.
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dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet thick sugary stout aroma. Very black in color. Quite roasty with a fair amount of hops but it just wasn’t working for me. May be done with style for awhile.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ish dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma has a light roastiness with a wee bit of floral/leafy/piney hop tone. Smooth flavor of dark sweet roastiness and a light grassy and earthy bitterness I can’t entirely pin down, except explaining it as leafy and earthy and balanced. Not too roasty or too bitter or acidic. A nice big but nuanced BIPA.
stevoj (1958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent but not memorable black IPA, decent aroma and taste, but no specific character rises above. Good, but not outstanding.
beertholomeus (666) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, black color with off white head. Hop, roasted malt, chocolate and citrus aroma. Hop, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and citrus flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Hop and chocolate finish.
Dodgrblu (584) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flaming Grill Cafe, coffee aroma, roasted flavor with a bitter finish.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Almost black with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, coffee, earth, bitter hops, pine and chocolate.
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, nutty, floral, chocolate. Has a really great bitterness, lots of cocoa, crisp, absolutely delicious.
jackfrost9p (240) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lacking hops for an IPA, more like a porter with some hops. I love it, regardless of how it is classified. Very smooth for 8.5%. Great!!