eruizgarcia (306) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the can at Icehouse. Beautiful dark pour with a thick had. Aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee... Almost too roasted, tastes a bit burnt. Long bitter aftertaste. Good overall but could have used a bit more sweetness to balance the bitter roasted taste.
rosenbergh (10408) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. BB 11/03/16. (Happy Harry’s) Fargo, ND.
Dark brown color with a red hue and moderate size fluffy tan head.
Chocolate, roasted malt, mild coffee, mild hops, some bitterness and sweetness in the aroma. Nice... really nice. The flavor is roasted malt, coffee, hops, moderate bitterness, some chocolate and licorice. This is tasty. Yummy. Just a little thin. Just a little. Not much. Just a little.
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral hops, dark, toasted malts, filter coffee. Very hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium bitter. Dark, toasted malts, coffee, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Black IPA, well-balanced. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tan head, lace present. Aroma of chocolate and pine with a hint of roasted malt. Full bodied, almost creamy. Taste is full of chocolate, pine and earth. Nice bitter finish, but isn’t overwhelming. Hint of roast in there too. Nicely balanced.
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured dark brown, cola like, minimal beige head but nice spotty lacing all over the glass. Aroma of pine, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is hoppy, slightly bitter, super well balanced with malts, roasty coffee. Very good, very enjoyable.
Homer321 (4279) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to glass. Nose is deep cocoa, fudge, breadth, piney. Damn. Actually a beer I like to smell. Taste is moderately ok. Fine. You know what. It’s not bad for a style that sucks balls. But that’s like being the ugliest midget. You’re still a midget. Bleh
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is tangerine, cocoa and pine. Medium to full body with a buzz. Substantial stuff. Taste is cocoa, pine needles, espresso and broiled grapefruit. Searching for a bit of sweetness. Bitter, bitter doesn’t work for me. Better than most.
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Very black, brown head. I like that it’s far more ipa than most black ales--still has some roast character, but a lot of hop to it. I bought a growler.
BucannonXC5 (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Purchased: N/A; Received July 24, 2015
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2015
Misc.: Canned on May 27, 2015
Poured a black color with four fingers of frothy, tan head. Very nice among of layered, uneven, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good-to-very good retention on the top. (Sight - 4.13)
Smelled dark chocolate, black coffee, toffee, caramel, roasty malts, licorice peppery notes, smokiness and light Citra hops. More hops, but not sure what kinds. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted bitter black coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malts, black licorice, smoky fire, burnt toast, toffee, caramel, Nugget and woody pine. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Slick-to-chewy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, roasty finish. (Feel - 3.88)
This was a pretty good black ale. It reminded me a lot of the Surly Blakkr which I had recently, but not quite as good. (Overall - 4.00)
4.02 90 A
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GTMW. Thank you Louis for the recommendation! Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of floral chocolate with light pine. Taste is bitter chocolate, burnt espresso. Very tasty.
Jkennemer (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a can from a 6-pack poured in to a pint glass in Mankato, MN. Very good well rounded black IPA.
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