douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer. Glass at Belmont. Pours an almost totally black color with a medium beige head. A big dank fruity hop nose with some roast. The flavor is wonderful: big sweet chocolate and ash, but dominant fruity hops, very dark, low bitterness, big sweet citrus. Funky weed. Very drinkable. Love me some CDA.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours with a nice dark body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up modest yet playful juicy hops mixing with dark roasted malts and chocolate brownie. Yes! Smells great. The taste starts with dark roasted malts to some burnt malts that are blended with a modest yet nicely balanced array of citrus hops and spicy dank onion like hoppiness. This is all going so well together as some chocolate surfaces into the finish. This isn’t a huge rich Black IPA but it has plenty of flavor and hop to malty balance. Nice.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Clean grassy and piney hop aroma with faint notes of chocolate. Outstanding bitter hop flavor combined with a perfect amount of chocolate and coffee from the roasted malt. Wow, just about as perfect as a black IPA can be.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with lacing tan head, aroma brought dark cocoa, roast, nice pine, grass, hints of orange into a bit of coffee, some dark fruit. Taste is a mix of pine, grass, orange into some nice cocoa, roast, coffee, slight herbal, minty notes, finishing bitter, dry.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Marciero, 7.2% nice citrusy hop bouquet, med-light bodied the taste is floral, citrus & pine hoppy notes. A good beer, but I was kind of disappointed to get nothing from the dark malts. Average Black IPA, more of an IPA that happens to be black - pass.
fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head. Aroma is pretty loaded with citrus and melon with some grapefruit, passion fruit heavy tropical fruit, floral and marijuana bud hoppy notes thrown in, a little toastiness, caramel and sharp fruity esters lurking, but not really noticeable behind that nice last of hops. Flavor is caramel, burnt sugar, light toasty grain and lots of hops, a little more subdued than the aroma with a less distinct fruity undertone, tropical fruit, melon, more lemon-lime-like citrus, lots of fruity floral notes. Not much in the way of roast or bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation and creamy to juicy feel right up until the off dry finish that’s adds a little chalkiness to the mix. Really, really good stuff.
Gerbeer (1424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with moderate head. Aromas of spruce, rubber, and sulphur. Flavors of brownies, dark fruit, and acidic piney hops.
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark malts, pine and dank hops. The flavor is dark malts, citrus, grapefruit, light tropical fruit, mild hop resin, oily texture and a bitter/mildly tart finish.
flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Juicy hop aroma, pine, tropical fruit, and grapefruit, with a hint of roasty cocoa. Nice blend dominated in the flavor by the hops (pine, floral, grapefruit) layered on soft roasty cocoa. Really well done.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. little pours a dark black color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, dark roasted malt. Medium bodied, chocolate, toasty with a nice bitter finish.