HighlanderOne (1118) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle.
Aroma of toasted malt, hops and chocolate ice cream.
Appearance is jet black with persistent head and lacing.
Tasting toasted malt, cocoa, a mix of pine, citrus and grassy hops, caramel, licorice, coffee.
Palate is oddly smooth for something called IPA, but the malt and other flavors give this excellent balance.
Overall, an outstanding beer.
ByTheirLimpin (104) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Four pack from the brewery. Poured to a pilsner. Clear black rosy with a little amber. Surprising thick head sticks around. Nose was a little lacking...definitely roasted malt profiles coming off the top. And, the malts are all over the first taste. Little char in there. A little hop offset, but the grains take the day. Decent beer.
ContemplateBeer (1879) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber split six ways courtesy of Rob G., who received this from his father-in-law. Aroma: Moderate roasted/charred malts and light dark cacao with a touch of citrus personality. Appearance: Poured a solid black with soft carbonation supporting a light tan ring of head. Flavor: Dark malts up front with more citrus as this develops; citrus never comes out to an IPA level, and the beer finishes with a ashy, dry bitterness. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Not sure of the age of the bottle (couldn’t find a date) but I can imagine that this is a pretty good Black IPA when fresh. Enjoyable enough as-is.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange peel, coriander, and dry hay on the nose. Dry palate, but long, with a finish of oats and cereal.
Fatehunter (1956) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a half finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is rich roasted malt, dark candy and molasses.
The taste has a strong coffee and pine bitterness throughout, a touch of cocoa for sweet, roasted malt.
The texture is thicker.
brucebruce81 (345) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very nice and smooth beer it was dark and had a great frothy foam head that held so tight! I really loved this beer and would recommend this to my friends and family!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crossovert (10329) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour. This is a crummy brew. MAlty and herbal aroma, flavor is dirt, malt, burnt ash, just utter crap.
jjgmd (1869) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, sharing a bomber on Christmas night, pours a pitch black pour with a small Java head. Nose is deep citrus with pine and resin with a touch of chocolate . Taste is more malt and chocolate ....and sweet. Finishes sweetly with a malty and chocolate long ending . Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1798) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and citrusy notes. Taste is of hops, citrus, pine, roasted malt, and chocolate notes coming through into the bitter finish.
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pretty tame and underwhelming black ipa. wanted to like this but very bland