JK (3964) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin Fest 2013. I am still not sure how much I like black IPAs. From the firkin there is sediment in my glass, and I can feel in in my mouth. Cloudy, dark brown. Moderate malt with malt, as I would expect. This seems like a style that can taste good but ultimately can only offer that limited combination.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the Brewers Bazaar in Stillwater. Has a nice cola color, has a nice roast and hop flavor mix. Really smooth, pretty good for the style.
mnmike (606) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Review from last summer’s notes. Lower on the hops. Darker than expected pour. Syrupy on the palate.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very deep crimson black pour with a sticky cream head. Roast and a rich grassy malt profile. Pretty dang good.