Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fate poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry citter lingering roasty citrus finish.
Drake (10499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. The taste is bitter citrus and minty hops and roasted malts. Medium bodied.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up @ Argonaut in Denver last week. Pours a black appearance with a soft, creamy, brown head. Really piney and resiny hoppy nose. Definitely some tropical fruit and grapefruit mixed in there as well with the roast and burnt malts. Kind of creamy mouth feel. Flavor is full of pineapple, grapefruit, and juicy tropical fruits which is a bit odd when in combination with the burnt, roasty, chocolate malts. Moderate sweetness. Moderate to high bitterness. Twangy finish. Pretty fucken strange brew though not completely unenjoyable.
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mr. Goodbar. Black with a little head and lace. Lots of hop aroma. Very little roast, it’s in the background. Cascadian and citra and warrior hops make it interesting and good drinkability. Above average mouthfeel.
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station’s Bier Cafe, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus hops and some fruitiness. Flavour brings out loads of woody resinous hops, rye and bitter roasted malt. Leaves quite a harsh astringency on the finish. Dry, rye-y and bitter. Good stuff, but a bit harsh.
crossovert (9169) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Not getting much citrus, solely black malt, roast, cocoa, choppy bitterness and pine
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium light tan head. The nose is fresh, piney, citrus peel, soap, potpourri, toast and roasted malt. The taste is bitter, roasted malt, varnish, piney, resin, raw bitterness, citrus peel, light alcohol, grapefruit and dirt with lingering bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Plenty of raw bitterness. Not the most refined, but decent enough anyhow.
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
3fourths (8593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt pineapple, chocolate / roast malt, pine sap, spruce needles, sawdust shavings, chocolate grapefruit bubblegum. Medium-full body, semi-sweet, strongly hoppy, not oppressively bitter. Soft body, a little smoke-y, a little savory. One of the better examples of a hoppy stout. At the same time it smells like a dull bandsaw burning pine in 7th grade shop class. From bottle.
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Lackman for $7. Black body. Thin khaki head. Good, thicker lace. Bigger body. Light to medium strength smooth lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Big herbal kind of spicy hop flavor. Savory herbs like basil, maybe some thyme, some tobacco. Light roast. Moderate bitter taste, then a light sweet in the finish. Unusual black IPA... Not really any chocolate, much more herbal and spicy than most. But it’s tasty and interesting