Reimer96 (1226) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ear brown color with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops, roasted malts & a bit of cocoa. Taste is pine, citrus, chocolate, roasted barley and even more pine on the finish. Excellent black ipa with a great balance of roasted malts and citrus hops.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish head with a dark but clear body that allows more light to pass through than expected. Roastiness in the aroma mixed with candy like caramel malt coming through. The hops show up after that, but not potent enough to turn it bitter. I prefer this to other black IPAs with bigger hop kick but suspect some hop fans will think it's not enough.
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Chudwick (2156) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber (date of 7/2/12) - pours black with huge ivory head and skeletal lacing. Nose is resin, citrus and roast. I was reluctant to write citrus. Lots more IPA and less Black. Disappointing for a style I like and brewery I respect. A good brew nonetheless. all kinds of bitterness and latent sweetness. I’m amazed to find out I’m giving this a 3.7 but I stand with my rating.
Bamsen78 (3155) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Smoke and Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours hazy very dark chocolate brown with small light tan head. Clear, bitter aroma with notes of roast and malt. Roasty flavour with sweetish notes of malt. Coffee-like aftertaste. Nice but I have tried better beers within this style.
Patrickctenchi (3714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black/ruby...almost see-through with a giant, whipped vanilla head.
Perfume, floral hop aroma....yeast.
Fruity, mild coffee, resin flavor.
Unexpected....has a saison quality to it.
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a little disappointed, had high hopes b/c i love black ipa, but this wasnt that dark, big white head, but missing the hops and anything too crazy. Not a big fan but drinkable.
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark with light tan head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is not for me. Perfumy ipa. I will not be buying again.
pintbypint (2613) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Medium brown colour with some red shades. Medium sized tan head. Hoppy nose, big citrus. Light roasty taste, dark chocolate, tons of citrus hops. Light roasty finish, lingering citrus and pine, ok bitterness. Medium body, decent zippy carbonation. Quite an easy drinking black IPA, could be just a touch bolder, but still good.
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Hoppy aroma with a nice maltiness. Hoppy flavor with the same malty back. Nice beer.
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BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Don't usually like this style, but this was a very nice beer. Rated this beer using a different program and unfortunately I'm not able to transfer my comments here.