wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours a very thick, almost black color with a thick foamy head. Has a sweet aroma of citrus, hops and flowers. Taste is that of hops and citrus with a nice nutty, bitter finish.
Campy877 (187) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black IPA? Did not know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. Has the sweetness from the dark malts and the rich hops flavors of an IPA. Pours a dark almost coffee black with a medium muddy head that fades very slowly. Lacing is thick and uniform. Tasty!
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brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bar Louie’s. No aroma hops, faint citrus hop in the flavor. Mostly caramel and chocolate dominate this beer. Also very full mouthfeel. Not really sure what they were going for. This is closer to an American porter but then it would still not be that great. This brewery Is much better than this beer.
burg326 (5264) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, chocolate, citrus and hay. Flavors dollow suit i teresting black ipa not the worst of the style, decent overall.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 11/2/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a thick, fluffy, chocolate head. Aroma is bitter hops, citrus, chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, grass. Smells like a really rich, beautiful CDA. Taste is dry, aggressive, bitter, malty, nice; coffee, cocoa, citrus, grass, bitter hops, creamy. The Crystal Malt really comes through. This is really tasty! Exquisite lacing; the kind you want! Medium carbonation. Full bodied. Really a great beer.
tmoreau (3558) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass with modest gush this time, but not as active as other GB offerings have treated me. Displayed a ruby highlighted, black/brown color, with abundant, moussy, brownish tan head foam that left thick, patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasty, with some sweetness, mocha notes, mainly citrus, but some odd combination of resin, chemical, and caramel scent, along with well water & rust after further revisiting the nose. The taste was dry, roasty, with a bit of burnt grain & smoke, and medium, earthy, citrusy hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied, with lively enough carbonation. The taste was okay, the nose disappointed, but I wasn’t angered, just bummed.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel with coffee and chocolate. A decent bit of pine and citrus also. Good.
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a ridiculous tan head -- seriously looks like the Pillsbury fucking dough-boy blew cinnamon roll dough chunks on top of a pint of stout (oh, did I mention that it looks like a stout?). Nose is piney and grapefruity hops and dark roast, with some malt riding shotgun. Mouth is big and bold -- think Dom Delusie in a Hawaiian shirt on a Hog at Sturgis, chocolate, roast and some ash, big citrusy hops. Finishes with a bang of espresso on the way out, then lingering bitterness. Nice.
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, smokey, roasted malt flavors are balanced effortlessly by a blast of spicy, cedary hops which linger long. Manages to be rich and filling yet crisp and refreshing all at once, with bitter dark chocolate notes adding late complexity.
nuplastikk (5692) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big, real deal Black IPA. Opaque brown-black body. Big foamy beige head. Classic black chocolate mint aroma and flavor. Big and full bodied, with some serious chocolate covered hops. While it still seems like it’s on the brink of infection, this is a pretty quality offering. Chunky, thick specialty malts. Solid.