Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, huge foamy tan head leaves lots of lacing. Pine aroma. Roasted malt with long lasting hoppy pine amd bitter finish. Medium body, easy to drink. Enjoyed it. Nice.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Brown-black appearance, low foam but lots of lacing. Grainy and sweet aroma. Malt backbone in the taste, toffee and caramel, roasted dried fruit, hops were blanked out. Medium-to-full bodied. I’m not a big fan of this one. It fired off like an English strong ale, not a black ipa. Potent and assertive abv. The name is appropriate.
ryrpat (167) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a bit nervous with the darkness of the pour. Still a bit of a roasted taste for my liking but has a pleasant grapefruit taste as well
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Cbuk1013 (245) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown. Smell is full of hops. Taste is very hoppy with citrus with an underlying sweetness. Finishes with lingering bitterness. Very good beer from a young brewery.
jsquire (3639) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark beer with a big foamy beige head. Some cereal grains, some of them burnt, and citrus hops in the nose. Strong grapefruit juice and pine hop flavors with some roasted grains and burnt toast flavors. There is a wet caramel sweetness. The is a full flavored, sweet hoppy beer.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle 6/8/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix a Six)-40° in Shaker-Pours black with a small loose tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with more chocolate and coffee. This medium to full bodied brew has a lot darker tastes and is still easily drinkable. Great brew.
knezek (20) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My current favorite. Keep trying other Black IPA's, and can't find anything better. Perfect balance of roasted malt to bitter hoppiness. Also 7%+ to just give it that little extra.
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GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and fruity hops. Yum! Taste is a great balance of roasted malt and fruit(citrus) hops. So tasty. Green Bush is a 2.5 hour drive for me- sounds like a summer trip.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, with medium, creamy head. Aromas of grapefruit and hops. Serious citrus flavors, heavy bitterness. Slight taste of charcoal or ash.
ads135 (3200) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice take on what is fast becoming one of my favorite styles. Coffee and chocolate up front, mild bitterness in back. Dark appearance with nice head. Picked this one up in Grand Rapids on my trip to Toronto in 2013.