kassner (1471) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Oak Cafe. Really nice and true to IPA with a clean hoppy finish, but plenty of dark malt and syrupy flavors up front. Pours black in a dark bar, with a nice head.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is quite nice with citric fruits, some salmiac, dark malts, subtle cocoa notes too. Flavor is bitter malty, dark fruits, lemon, hops, subtle resin notes and mild grapefruits. Refreshing, leans just the right amount to the fruity side. Nice.
MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep blackish brown with a frothy tan head. Aromas are a mix of powdered chocolate and pine needles and flavor is similar with most of the kick coming from resinous piney hops in the finish. Itís very nicely balanced for a BIPA and an excellent example of the style...
Beerman6686 (5830) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a darker brown, with a beige head. Aroma was of resinous hops and tar. Flavor similAr, lightly burnt ash, resinous and orangey hops. Ehh.
Art (2703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Kickbacks. Pours a dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas of orange and pine. Slightly woody. Taste is balanced between bitter and roasty. Very good black IPA.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 07/08/15. Just about 90 days on it. Pour into tulip, black, almost chestnut as the light shines through on the pour. Big mocha colored head, very creamy. Looks good. First whiff, I get a big piece of candied orange, or some tropical fruit, maybe pineapple, def. citrus notes. But the power of that dissipates quickly into heavy roasted malt notes. Coffee dominant, some mild chocolate. Malt is really nice. If you dig for it, the citrus is there, but itís almost more of a hoppy stout. As for flavor,the stout qualities really dominate, but this may be b/c itís 90 days past bottling, maybe fresher itíd be more citrus-y. Still not into stout territory, but getting there. Roasted malt, chocolate, mild citrus in there except for the hop bite where the hops resurface. Pretty solid mouthfeel on that bad boy. Itís a good black IPA. Is it the best? No, but itís def. something Iíd drink again.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, very nice light khaki head, fine bubbles, very sticky lacing... probably one of the
better looking Black IPAs.   Spicy nose, like a spiced dark chocolate.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet
roasted malts, with that dark chocolate with a hint of some sort of spice.   I want to say some sort of
cinnamon and maybe some chilies.   Very interesting, and different.   Smooth on the tongue, almost full
bodied.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts, a bit sweet, with the aformentioned spices.   This one is very
unique, and very welcomed.   Great example!
BrownALEx (383) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark and very good. Chocolate notes mixed with hearty hops. This is a great example of a black ipa. Must try.
beersighted (134) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black IPA pours a giant, foamy head with a nose of anise and resiny hops. First taste is of mild tobacco and black pat malt, then fades into roasty bitterness. Head retention is good. A medium bodied brew and a solid brew. Would like more juicy hops in this to make it stand out.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick dark coffee in color with a lady beige head. The aroma is light roasted not quite burnt coffee. Flavor is nice roasted coffee notes and pretty subtle hops after that.
thedm (5282) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft beer from a beer bar poured a small sized head of fine to medium sized mostly diminishing brown colored bubbles that left behind an opaque dark black colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with black malty notes. The palate was tingly from start to finish with a lingering black malt hoppy note. The flavor was good with strong black hops and a mild roasted malt note. A very good example of a Black IPA and one I would not mind having again.