coachd (265) - 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 couldn’t 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 IPA’s to be this way. Overall very unique, reasonably priced, I can’t say I’ve had anything like it. That is not to say I would buy it again, but I’m glad I tried it.
LearninBeer (417) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is hops, a little floral, grass, spruce. Pours a dark brown with big tan head, mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long and bitter. Very Good!
jeffman52 (6) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid beer. Hops and citris on the nose, first taste is hops, pine, much like an IPA but the coffee roast taste is stronger and gives this beer a good balance. I bought six of these and they may not last long.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Tan-mahogany. A-citrus, hint of roast. As it warms the roast comes out. T-roasty dk malt, 2nd sweet/juicy citrus/pine hops.
biirusaikou (981) - - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy hop aroma. Coffee beans, rich roasted malt, brown sugar, green hop, spice, lingering espresso finish. Nose is not my thing but a great bouquet of flavors, tasty black ipa.
kidobutai (490) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Delicious beer, we’ll deserving of the high marks. Huge head. Dark caramel appearance. Rich, bold aroma, bite on the c swallow, chocolate and code coffee. Good beer.
Frozer (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. 1 finger of head. Caramel chocolate aroma. Sweet maltiness with a dry finish.
Lambister (285) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle thanks to k0mpsa. Beautiful color, pitch black with small diminishing head. Hoppy, banana peel and fruity nose. Nice hoppy bitter body with lenghty flavors. Really nice.
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Many thanks to Shawn Burns! Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasty notes, licorice, some hoppy notes. Nice roasty body, coffee, hoppy notes on the back.
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown body under a large frothy light brown head that left lots of sticky lace. The aroma is slanted towards the IPA realm, but there’s some nice chocolate and roasty malt under all those hops too. The flavor is more Porter-like though, with chocolate, coffee, and lightly roasty maltiness up front. The finish features some piney hops to balance the malt. Lingering burnt caramel and piney hops. Light up medium bodied, rather smooth on the palate, with soft gentle carbonation. One of my personal favorites from Lagunitas.
Barreras (1175) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown almost black color. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with rich flavor, even some coffee mixed in. A slight bitterness after the swallow, with dark malt flavors coating the palate.