BlackHaddock (4995) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th May 2015: on tap in the Surfside Tap Room, Oceanside. Black body with Ruby hue around the extremities, the head off white and lasting. Both the nose and taste were citrus with a rye bread malt feel. Decent enough, but I do not know much about rye malt so difficult to say if this is good or not. I thought it fine.
djkickz1 (1) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprisingly fruity black IPA. Tons of it.
Pours a nice black color
great flavor of hops and malt throughout entire glass.
dez1974 (8) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and fruity black IPA. Tons of it. Also a tad creamy with some significant kick of hops as well.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. 7.2%. (White Cross Liquor) Las Vegas, NV.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small to mid-size frothy light tan head.
Mild roasted malt, liquorice, dryness, hops and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, sweetness, herbal notes, hops, mild bitterness and some medicine notes. A bit messy.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at the Gilbert W.o.B. where it exhibits clear copper body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up candied citrus, roasted malts and then a mild tangy earthy rye sort of thing. The taste is . . . what is this? Wow, I get soft lemon and lime sweetened by malts and then roasted malts, modest pine hops and an earthy sort of nutty sort of tangy rye bread mix moving forward. This mix is different. It leaves a modest pine to earthy to citrusy to roasty sensation lingering well into the after taste. Interesting.
Dogbrick (9661) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Khoury’s in Henderson, NV. Brownish-black color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with flavors of chocolate malt, piney hops and subtle spicy rye. The finish is roasty malt and resiny hops. Above average overall.
WillRunForBeer (1519) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting goblet at Khoury’s. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is pine and grain and fresh multigrain bread. Flavor is dark caramel, rye spice, pine, pineapple, citrus hop. Pine bitterness in the finish.
Errl (2175) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap..Pour is dark black with a nice off white head..Nose is roast, spicy hops, pine, more hop presents than..Taste is light roast, nice spicy rye hop and pime hop..Citrus present
kathouse (1294) - Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red from the tap at Shakespeare’s with an off white foam. Lots of spice from this one in aroma, body, and finish. Galaxy hop is supposed to be citrus and passion fruit, but I’m not getting that due to the rye. The balance is off for me. I need to try it again some other time.
dwyerpg (4904) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a difference a brewer makes! This is a surprisingly fruity black IPA. Tons of it. Also a tad creamy with some significant kick of hops as well.