Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and a bit of pine, as well as some toasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get some bitterness from the resinous, piney hops. There is also a hint of orange, as well as some toasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a fan of Black IPAs, but I liked this one.
travita (4193) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is brownish, clear, cashew colored head. The smell is chalk, roast, malt, cheesy, bread, and hops. The taste is alcohol, malt, roast, hops, and chocolate.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber. Black with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, light grapefruit, leaves, grass. Taste is of pine, light roasted malts, caramel, grass.
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to friends of GT2. Love black IPAs and this one is a good one, taste of chocolate, nice frothy head, loving it.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to t0rin0 or someone in the LA crew. Pours clear dark amber. Not a lot of retention. Nose is cheesy, dusty, not so fresh. Taste is nutty, overly bitter, Brazil nut, dusty and stale. Palate is dusty, harsh. No thanks.
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of a candy shop set afire...sweet and smokey. Pure darkness poured. Pleasing and citrus crisp initially with a lingering feeling that the hops are staring at you from some shadowy corner. Go ahead and stare! This beer is worth drinking no matter how sinister your company...
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BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty, dark beer with a playful fluffy head. Aroma is subtle but hoppy. Sweet and smoky with a lot of hop bitterness. Very good beer but sweeter than I prefer.
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ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with an almost yellowish white head, this is mostly an opaque beer. Its aroma is a nice combination of slight hops atop a thick, slightly roasted malts. There’s a definite dark caramel malt presence... quite the nice nose! Its flavor is bitter and roasted, with hops taking a back seat, but its bitterness joins forces with the roast bitterness in the finish for a little bite. Nice!
Theydon_Bois (10323) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mid black with a good sized light tan head.
Nose is juicy jammy hops, pine, cocoa dusting, blackcurrant, grapefruit.
Taste comprises hop, pine bite, bitter grapefruit, light mineral notes, touch of roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy bite in a dryish finish.
A great Black IPA !
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5/26/2013. Pours deep brown, nearly black, light tan head fades to creamy layer on the surface, thick sticky lacing. Aroma has chocolate and dark roast up front, bright resinous piney hops with lighter citrus notes on top, touch of caramel. Taste has tangerine and grapefruit, piney bitterness in the middle, dark roast and slight coffee lingering in the aftertaste. Medium palate, not too sticky and quite drinkable. Nice black IPA.