auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Overcarbonated, had to decant. Big super spicy aroma. Condensed, rich fresh spicy hops and darker malts. This has a really fun unique Black IPA flavor profile. Good restraint on the dark malt flavors and a really nice blast of piney and spicy hops. Spicy, have I said that enough. Grassy and bitter in the finish, as it should be. Dial in the carbonation and you’ve got a very fine Cascadian Dark Ale here.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to panantap for tossing in this extra, Smells like a hill farmstead beer. Good light roasty flavors. This is pretty tasty.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma has charred notes, caramel, a touch of anise, and a bit of a magic marker note. flavor is roasty with good burnt bitterness...notes of anise and citrusy hops...thankfully no magic marker taste. mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry burnt/bitter roasty/dark fruit/anise finish.
burg326 (2740) - 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.
Headbanger (2739) - 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.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, no date. Thanks to Kan for the bottle! Pours deep mahogany--black in the glass--with a one finger creamy beige head, fading to a thick film before long. Roasted malt dominates the nose, but doesn’t seem to be burnt at all. There is also a bit of toasted malt and fairly light caramel, a good amount of piney hops following, tinge of florals behind. Flavor has stronger pine notes. Still fairly roasty, some alcohol showing up in the dry finish, just a bit burnt. Bitterness peaked at a 4-5 in the dry finish. Medium body with low smooth carbonation. This beer is more like a hoppy porter, and a bit like a less tasty version of 3F Alpha Klaus.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Trion:
Nearly black with a small tan head.
Scent is sharp coffee, roast...sharp hops.
Taste is nicely hopped, chocolate/coffee.
Moderate bitter for 85 IBU......
Very nicely done.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Faint smoke, hops, molasses aroma. Cola brown, ruby tine, small creamy tan head. Dark roasted malt and hops. Dry chalky finish. There seems to be something a little overly sweet in the malt. In fact, most of the GB beers I tried had the same distinctive overly sweet malt flavor.
ads135 (2340) - 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.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at greenbush. anger. black ipa. 7.6. black with buff beige head. roasted coffee and chocolate, slight pine in the nose. flavor is more subtle and has more of a grapefruit aspect to it. still has charred malt and a touch of smoke. good. 747314