coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very complicated aroma of roasted malt (similar to Guinness), strong pine hops, charcoal, weed (I heard it smells like this) and beef boullion. I couldnít stop smelling it. The only thing that slightly spoils the aroma for me is that it has traces of B.O. Pours black as night with paradoxically light off-white foam. Looks way more like a stout than a black IPA. Taste is very smoky, charcoal-esque, faint hop bitterness, not much else. I like the smoke, but I could have used more depth. The palate is a little watery, I have found most black IPAís to be this way. Overall very unique, reasonably priced, I canít say Iíve had anything like it. That is not to say I would buy it again, but Iím glad I tried it.
Braudog (6042) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This pours as frothy as any beer Iíve seen, deep black and piled with foam. This has an awesome "American" aroma of the outdoors. I canít say Iím a big fan of this new "black IPA" thing, but this is ultimately a good beer. I think Iíd call it a hoppy porter ... gritty, a bit smoky, but topped with some west coast. (#6042, 10/9/2015)
MarkoR (778) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black colour with a beautiful medium tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate, roasted malts. Taste to match. Very good.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 version from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a deep brown with a nice beige head that lasts throughout. Lots of aromas going on with milk chocolate, resin, coffee and dark fruit all noticeable. Great carbonation with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. The chocolate really comes out in the finish. Good bitterness that lingers.
unclemike (2616) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour with a tight tan head. Very piney aroma with white grapefruit, roasted malts and a hint of smokiness. Flavor matches the aroma perfectly with a bitter sweet chocolate ending. Medium plus bodied with smooth carbonation
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probada en Blind Tiger, Nueva York. Esta birra esta muy piola. Va como piña para lo que sea.
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r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, but crisp. Hints of coffee and nuts, earthy with a nice balance of hops. Bitterness is kept to a minimum.
gerbewa (226) - - AUG 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black. Smells like black ipa. Mix of hops and malt. Had six pack from Holmes. Good.
sturmthis (943) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Black with one finger beige head. Roasted malt and citrus on the taste. Creamy palate. Really nice.
ljthiessen (806) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a thick beige head. Fairly mild aroma, some roasty malts and bright citrus showing through, a bit of creamy chocolate. Taste is big bright citrus with a crisp bitter edge, but supported by rich, roasty malt, fairly thick texture and a bit of a creamy chocolate finish. More fruity as it warms. A really nice black IPA with a lot of body and a good balance.
hershiser2 (1524) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly black with a beige head.
Aromas of pine and grapefruit.
Flavor of pine, citrus, mainly grapefruit, and some light chocolate or coffee.