LeeVanPee (8) - Fort Wayne, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and tasty Black Ale. Barely leaves an after taste. Excellent beer!
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mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The commercial description has it perfect. Very enjoyable beer. I would definitely buy this one again and can’t wait to try the other lakefront brewery beers.
Derek881 (1040) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle purchased in Chicago into a tall pint glass. The beer had a thick dark color with a slight dark-brown hue and a big foamy-creamy dark tan head with good retention, and great cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of earthy, floral, and pine hops, along with a mix of caramel malt, sugar, and light yeast. The taste was fairly grainy and bitter, but also had a toasty sweet caramel malt effect, and light notes of fruit. It was a fairly wet beer and was a touch creamy, with a smooth, filling mouthfeel, and average carbonation and fizz.
chinchill (2763) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 near black color with ruby-orange highlights; clear; Very smooth, medium body. Durable tan foam leaves exceptional lacing. Result is exactly as planned: a well-crafted IPA with a well-proportioned addition of dark roasted malts. Plenty of hoppiness remains, especially in the aroma.
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of roasty, doughy, lightly sweet malts, citric, floral hop and faint notes of black bread and pine. Mostly opaque brown-black color with a lasting, fine, uneven head and plenty of lacing. Flavor profile is comprised of dark, roasty, gently sweet malt, piney, spicy, lightly floral hops and a moderate amount of bitterness and coffee character that appears at the finish, and drying out considerably.. Light but insistent carbonation and lightly resinous on the palate, body is medium. Very drinkable rendition.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark brown with a red tint, a medium size tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of citrus, hops, a touch of pine, and a malt back.
taste is tangy, hops, citrus, and some pine. ends on the bitter side.
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. near black with one finger head. substantial roasted malt is the core of this beer. hops are on the mild side, but not lacking. well executed.
phaleslu (7323) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a dark cola brown with a small beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted malts, chocolate, pine resin, and dark fruits. Flavor of grapefruit, pine resin, roasted malts, chocolate, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good BIPA.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is resin, pine, and grapefruit hops, roast and chocolate malt, plums, raisins, and figs. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting lightly roasted malt, dark fruity esters, peppery alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a huge fan of the Black IPA. This is another good Black IPA but I would like a little more mouthfeel, specifically with the carbonation. I hope to see many more of these in the future, keep up the good work.