Zakoon (187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours blacker than black with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, chocolate and nuts. Flavour is medium bitter, roasted and balanced sweetness. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is roasted and well balanced bitterness.
hivemind (737) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Owl Farm with Erica on Sunday, 05.10.2015. Pours dark (bar was also dark), tan or brown head. Characteristics typical of a black IPA but without the all-too-common burnt-toast layer. Enjoyed the hops and roasty, slightly chocolatey malts without feeling like Iíd just smoked 2 packs of cigs. Light-medium mouthfeel.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Knee Deep. Black in color with a tan head. A lot of roasted malt and a lot of citrus peel hop character. Nice grapefruits and pine. Sorta herbal, too. Good bitterness on the tongue. A lot of roast, pine, herbs, and citrus rind. Nice grapefruit and a touch of orange. Big time roast and coffee. Decent enough black IPA.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at District Tap House. Bold orange body with medium head. Nose is citrus, honey and lots of hops. Taste is crisp, cactus. Sticky texture. Nice bite.
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark, mostly malty, shocked by the 100 IBU rating. Have enjoyed everything by these guys and this is no different. Solid representation of the style but not world-class.
pchoate (27) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this on a flight at the brewery. $6 for a flight of 4x 5 oz doubles and triples. Thank you Jesus.
Everything you might expect from a double black IPA. Full bodied, malt finish, notes of chocolate and coffee. Hops have a nice bite. Great IPA.
- Snowboards and IPA
tmoreau (2828) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber, poured to snifters displaying a mahogany highlighted, brown tone, with a presentable & persistent layer of mahogany tan head froth, and good cling to the spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was roasted, malty, and creamy, with chocolate notes, and light spice. Medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included a moderate hop bitterness that was earthy, roasted and dry, smoothed by some pleasant creaminess to the mouthfeel that also blanketed my perception of abv. Robust & flavorful, but more as a rye Stout to me.
Thisis12ptfont (967) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of floral hops, buttery hops, pines, caramel latte, chocolate, resinous hops and subtle dark rye. Appearance is black with heavy brown lacing against the glass. Taste complex with heavy dark rye bread, rye spice, chocolate and resinous hop bitterness overtones. More subtle notes of prune juice, blackberries, plums, raisins, grapefruit, orange, dark roasted malts, black grain malt, coffee and toasted bread. Finishes very dank with a lot of resinous, bitter hops and noticeable booze. Overall, this is very nice with a lot of flavor. One of the more rye forward rye beers Iíve had. Very nice blend between dark ale and IPA. Heavy on the pines and dank hops. A rating.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle provided by Matt .. . Pours a deep brown .. Mild road and a rounded bitterness .. Decent black thing .. . Wilson is senile
SG111 (437) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pour into a tulip, porter Black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts and chocolate up front and lots of citrus in the background. Flavor is again, very roasted, lots of chocolate. Huge roasted Stout character here. Bittering hops, some lemon, pineapple. Hop bitterness finish. Full bodied. The malt and the hops blend so well. Itís just amazing. Really good.