Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - 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.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
ryanscourt (1261) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served very cold and never really opened up. Light malt flavor with strong hop bitterness. Doesn’t gel to much for me.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark brown color with a orange highlights and a huge foamy beige head that lingered and left goo lacing. The aroma was bitter and roasty with floral and piney hops. The flavor was dryish and bitter with strong floral and fruity hops and a bit of caramel coloring bite. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.
olio (8807) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
65 cl bottle. Bottled on 11.03.201x..
Pours coppery red color with a large head. Carboardy aroma, hoppiness is quite faint, caramel and malts. Flavor is also cardboardy and nutty dry, some licorice notes and tar. Sadly, feels very old.
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of grassy hops, berries, cardboard and stuffy notes. Taste is messy with hints of hops and loads of cardboard, stuffy berries and earthiness. Finish is mildly hoppy with some off flavors and cardboard. Something is not right here.
bstewart151 (15) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice sweet roasted malt aroma pokes through the creamy head. Not a big hop aroma bomb here, if that's your thing. A crisp finish with a nice bitterness lingering long after. This beer is a Nicky drinkable black ipa. My bottle may be a bit aged as there is almost zero hop aroma coming through. I'll try warming it a bit.
BrewBoxer (2528) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Deep black color more malt then hop. Light watery nothing special
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Black appearance with a lingering tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, caramel, pine, floral notes, roast and dark malts. Similar flavor, nicely balanced bittersweet flavor. Medium body with a roasty, mild bitter finish. Pretty solid overall.
MarkSachon (874) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Nothing special here -- semi-admirable on taste but lacks the strength of a true black ale.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Mild sweet roasted aroma with light floral hop character. Dark brown-black opaque with thin creamy lacing tan head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with molasses, chocolate, roasted barley. Big hop note, bitter throughout. Sweet finish with lingering coffee and hop bitter after. A bit sweet for black IPA but well done.