Taverner (1098) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great beer, but a little too sweet. Full of flavor and hop notes. Finishes clean and warm.
joeneugs (3262) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is intensely piney with chocolate and maybe a touch of tropical fruit. The flavor has a lot of alcohol with sweet cocoa and cola... nice pine and spice bitterness, but mostly sweet. Not dry enough in the finish, but still enjoyable.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best black IPA I have ever had! Big chocolate with grains and salty shells. Let me give you an image chocolate icecream with salted caramel peanuts. Smooth and creamy.
bytemesis (3217) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Tap as Mission Pizza Triple Black. Pours deep brown to black with a small tan head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is citrus and caramel plus a bit of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and medium bitter. Nice mix of roasty and hoppy - this is the way a Black IPA should taste! Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.