argo0 (11128) - 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.
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate/pine/citrus. Med body. Flavor is chocolate pine. Finishes that way. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (9651) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, cream colored head. Bitter earthy hops, roasted dark malts and a slightly smoky finish. Good!
Sammy (7740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent black IPa, from Champaneís. Black bodied, smooth, juicy more than roasty. A gem worth seeking out.
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
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, 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.
shrubber85 (6538) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Woody smoky malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Slightly sweet dark chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice balance.
j12601 (6453) - 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.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A roasted and citrusy Black IPA of above average quality.
How: Growler shared at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Very near black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is inviting with pleasant bright hop aroma (mostly citrusy but also a bit grassy) and a good roast. Taste has highly roasted blackened malts with some of the usual suspects of this type of malt backbone (cacao sensation, ground coffee), nothing fruity here. Hopping shines, mostly citrusy, bitterness of medium intensity. The roast and bitterness create a somewhat dry finish. Good mouthfeel with a lot of soft bubbles. My type of Black IPA, an above average example of the style. Another good growler shared at week-end long Camping Brewdown 2012, that party was so epic that it should have been narrated by Morgan Freeman.