Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Sadhana Wine Shop in Madison, WI. Pours a black body with an inch thick, creamy, light brown head that collapses slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is nice with lots of citrus pines and florals as well as some lightly sweet tropical fruits. Solid roastiness with some dryness to balance the sweetness and fruitiness of the hops. A light chocolate malt backing with some caramel as well. Flavor is big citrus pines and resins up front with some florals. Dry roasts blend nicely as the hops come out more with lots of grapefruits, pineapples, and some oranges. Florals grow as well with a light chocolate and caramel malt backing. Finishes roasty and dry with lots of citrus florals, pines, and resins. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice Black IPA. Lots of citrus florals and pine resins with a solid roast balance. Not a lot in the malt backing, but this was enjoyable.
rosenbergh (8301) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. From Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark brown almost black colour with big tan head.
Nice hoppy aroma with fruitiness, dry liquorice, dark roasted malt and balancing sweetness. Delicious.
Flavour is dark hops, bitterness, touch of coffee and roasted malt. Flavour is much more straight forward.
Palidor19 (3050) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not much to wonder, its got a nice smokey, chocolate flavor of malts and the hops are grassy with a nice bite at the end. the flavor with nice all the way. not the best, but very drinkable
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is hoppy and toasted with pine, citrus, and caramel. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is is bitter and astringent but like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is not great.
Camons (7379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head, leaving some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, notes of coffee, citrusly and piney hops. Taste is sweet malt, dark chocolate, light coffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish. 110312
burg326 (4439) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle pours a dark black color, aromas of grapefruit, coffee grounds, burnt malt. Flavors are the same, not a big black ipa fan ok overall.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of grapefruit, citrus resins, caramelized wort, soapy chocolate. Full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
big bottle, 22oz.. . pours a deep brown .. middle foam, good lacing .. . light roast, pine, and really burnt sugar .. . an ok beer, but middle of the road i’m afraid .. . . Well sorry Mr. First to Show Inappropriate Anger on Mars.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of cocoa powder, coffee, light roast, and pine resin. Flavor shows caramel and floral hops. Overall body is light to moderate and
finishes with light bitterness. The aroma and taste almost seem like two totally different beers. Strange.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours dark brown to dark mahogany with semi loose two minute mocha head. The aroma offers up some dark roasted malts, moderately roasted coffee beans, some pine hops and some earthiness that lack a bit of depth and richness that seems typical of the style. The taste is similar with dark roasted malts and modest coffee notes mixing with a blend of spicy hops, floral hops and a slight pine like resiny hoppiness. Pretty moderately bold black IPA that isn’t as rich and chewy as others but will work well when something a little cleaner and slightly lighter is needed.