Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost completely black, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of fresh pine and coffee. Taste is pine needles covered with dark chocolate and dipped in espresso. Tasty.
Theydon_Bois (15891) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger, Manhattan, 20/05/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is hops, pine, mineral notes, grapefruit, orange pth, juicy tropicals.
Taste comprises berry fruits, sugar, hops, pine, bitter grapefruit.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
A solid Black IPA.
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy light tan head. Big pine aroma. Med+ body. There’s pine and perfumey/floral with the flavor - so much that I’m almost losing the darkish malt. I’d say this is the hoppiest, not necessarily the bitterest, "black IPA" I can recall. As the foam goes down, the floral hits the nose. It is extremely hoppy in a sort of Imperial English way. Not a NW way. Very good experience here. Brilliant.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head and good lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, skunk bud, earthiness, coffee, citrus and ligt pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, pink grapefruit, light orange zest and light cocoa with a smooth dry moderatly bitter roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of baby powder, florals, some pine, cocoa, and pineapple. Flavor of light roasted malt, citrus, caramel, chocolate, and grass with a somewhat bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours mahogany with a tight tan head and heavy lacing. Aroma is roasty, then lots of resin/pine. Taste is roasty/cocoa-medium malt, 2nd pine hops. Soft carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11711) - Escondido, 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.
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate, lighter roast, pine, some earth, and some citrus. Sweeter with a lighter bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: India-Style Black Ale
Date: March 23, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma on top of heavy roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted flavor balanced by sweet fruity citrus, touch of orange and sweet tangerine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It pours a dark brown with a fluffy off-white/tan head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell is hoppy and chocoaltey. The hops are real good.
The flavor is a bit lacking. It wants to be hoppy and roasty and malty at the same time but it is an off-balance.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin.