MaltOne (231) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Sir James. Impressive to look at - expresso black-brown, Creamy head - brief. IPA bitter with a more robust dark roasted malt foundation. Follws through with a slightly heavier palate. You feel like there is a reason for the "B" in IBA with this one. Very drinkable, with a little more heft, without being heavy.
cheap (4208) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nifty label on this bottle. Pine supported aroma. Big and black. Taste is nasty Nellie imperial stout with hops. Terribly on style. Some co2 almost makes this palatable. Long lingering crescendo finish, annoying.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. White head. Sweet floral and roasty coffee flavor, good hops. Malty and slightly nutty. Very enjoyable beer.
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Not a huge fan, it. Was drinkable and pleasant enough but not enough flavour for me.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small beige head. The aroma is strong caramel malt and cascade hop. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine, resin, light bitterness. Good.
BrewHaMeister (178) - - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head and little lacing. Aromas of roasty malt, coffee, toast, and a little rye. Flavor is mild bitter. Tasty.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious Black IPA. Dark pour with light foamy head. Plenty of hops in perfect balance with malts. Enjoy!
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle picked up surprisingly in Hilton Head in 2012 from notes. Pours a dark cola brown with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pine resin and citrusy hops, grapefruit, roasted malts, chocolate, with a splash of black coffee. A bit thinner than the better black IPAs out there. Like the Rendezvous, an improvement over their regular stuff.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Nearly black in color with a light brown colored head. Hoppy nose includes pine sap and some spruce. Darker malts, pine and chalky cocoa tastes culminate in a long and bitter finish. Nice!
varanid99 (560) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola coloured pour with big fluffy beige head. Hops and caramel, fruity, light coffee aroma. Caramel, slight pine bitterness, sweet, smooth, a little watery finish but otherwise good
BeerCoff4025 (28) - Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Deep brown color with a slight creamy white head and good lacing. Tastes hoppy, but not too overbearing. Great hints of coffee, and caramel with an enjoyable finish. Good seasonal IPA from Lakefront, this one did not disappoint.