joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nightingale. Strong aroma of citrus and floral hops; in fact, this beer has one of the more robust scents I've experienced. Great flavors, though the experience ultimately comes up short since the spritziness of the carbonation and hops strips the palate too quickly. I wish the flavors lingered. Overall quite a solid effort. Looking forward to more!
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crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour. PRetty heavy on the roast, hops are there, a bit piny, decent.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Very much like a Black Ale, albeit with a little more hop bounce (but not too much), lots of dry chalky bakers chocolate, and a touch of pasture.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems a bit dry as well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, albeit nearing the thing side.   Comes across as not very adventurous, a bit of a mediocre example.   Nothing off, but nothing outstanding either.
GreatDane1632 (327) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good black ale. Tan foam head and black body. Scent is faint roast and cocoa. Overall a very good black ale.
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a flat black body under a nice frothy light brow head that had excellent retention. The nose is a mixture of roast, chocolate malt, citrusy hops, and a little bit of a floral note. The flavor is a perfectly balanced mixture of chocolate malt and bitter fresh hoppiness up front, with the roast emerging a big stronger on the finish. Great lingering citrusy finish that really hangs around. Medium bodied with a slight resiny cling from the hops. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Excellent beer, just about perfect Black IPA for my tastes.
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Houblons verts enrobés de mélasse, caramel et céréales aggressivement rôties. Simple, juste assez sucré, finale sèche, buvabilité honnête.
thome50 (1018) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap/can. (From notes) Pours a deep brown to black. Aroma is roasted coffee/chocolate and a thick dankish hop. Taste is the best Black IPA i’ve pretty much ever had. Hoppy, bitter, dry, chocolate, light roast coffee.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with thick frothy tan tinged. Aroma is sprucey with white grapefruit. Flavor is almond, spruce and vanilla. Body is light and cleansing. Scrubs the mouth. Carbonation is average.
johnnymusky (211) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty black ipa...reminds me alot of sierra nevada black ipa...a decent black but a few better out there.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty American Black Ale. Plenty of hops with lots of depth and character. The caramel, chocolate and roasted flavors come through nicely.
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can into a tulip glass. Light black color with off white head. Deep resins and pine from the hops. Chocolate and caramel from the malt. Nicely balanced black ipa.