b3shine (3496) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good; a murky dark Brown with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; malty and golly. Good on the palate too. Nice.
jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a black body with nice beige lacing. Aroma is citric hops, light roast and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of citrus hops, light chocolate, roast, espresso and cocoa.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black with small head. lots of roasted malt with mild hops. well balanced -- i like that the hops are on the subtle side.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-08-17. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. 4+ Interesting aroma, nice roast and green leafy funk. 7+ Flavour has sort of a dry roasty character, with mild leafy green hops that have a very interesting quality to it that defies my description, vaguely cocoa like but that is not really it. 8+ Smooth average plus to medium palate. 3+ A very solid black IPA. Quite nice. Growler, Campground Brewdown 2012
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a deep black with a medium to large tanned beige head. Roast and citrus on the nose, chocolate and cocoa. Lots of dark roast with big citrus and soft cocoa. Citrus and roast, chocolate, cocoa, light lemon and citrus. Soft roast, chocolate, cocoa.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, Campground Brewdown. Medium tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some cocoa, light roast. Medium body, light acidity.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at Campdown Brewdown. Pours near black with a thick, dense head. Rocky retention. Nose is spices, apples, sugar. Taste is dry, herbal, bitter. Thinner than expected. Not bad.
umich03jm (1305) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Box Bar. Pours a pitch black color with a thick off white head that lingers. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine, and citrus. Taste is very smooth and delicious. Roasty with a solid bitterness, nice amount of pine and citrus hops, and a thick body. Long roasted malt and hoppy finish. Really good black ipa.
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JDYall (1) - - JUL 11, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown ale with maroon undertones. Creamy head with strong coffee after taste.
bwa5879 (443) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pure black pour with brown head that quickly disappeared. Spicy malty scent. Full bodied roasted flavor, more malt than hops. Very dry finish, a bit sour.