thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was raisin musty and dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head that retains well. Good lacing ensues.
Light roast malt on the nose, chocolate, liqourice, hops, treacle toffee, molasses and a touch of smoke.
Taste takes on all the charectaristics of the nose allied to light tropical fruit flavours, a little pine, touch of citrus.
Fuller end of medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth drinking.
As much stout as CDA! Decent stuff none the less.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black IPA all around here. Very rich and milk chocolatey with nice vibrant piney, herbal hops. Some muddled elements that drop it from the best black IPAs but its very good and worth trying for sure
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a dark brownish black body with thin lacing. Aroma is spicy hop, pine and malt. Mouthfeel is meidum, well carbonated with notes of spice, pine hop and roasted malt. Very good Black IPA.
Reynolds314 (2763) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black IPA all around here. Very rich and milk chocolatey with nice vibrant piney, herbal hops. Some muddled elements that drop it from the best black IPAs but its very good and worth trying for sure.
Ernesto987 (4458) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great, rich and creamy and very bitter and hoppy, and a little soapy, chocolately
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65 l bottle. Black color. Roasty and perfumed aroma with cocoa, roiboos, gun powder, ginger and orange. Sweet, roasty and softly bitter flavor with bitter chocolate with pepper, roiboos tea, ginger. Full soft body. Unique spicy character, hard to describe but I like it.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Hophead, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavour with coffee, chocolate and hop spices.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is very nice, coffee, burnt toast, pine and grapefruit. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, quite roasty, some muddled hops, caramel. A tad on the thin side with a moderately bitter finish. Nice
jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a thin beige head out of the bottle. Chocolate malt nose with some hop resin. Flavors of milk chocolate, fudge and alcohol with some fruit. There are some hop balance but I got mostly the chocolate out of this beer.