patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good Black IPA with a great balance of roasted oats and toasted carmal malts and sweet fresh grapefruit and bitter hops. BEautiful nearly opaque black pour with a finger of beige head, The nose has roasted and oat malts as well as sweet citrus and grapefruits. Good balance with a nice bitter finish.
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some caramel and light roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a roasted grain with citrus and pine hop bitterness. Well balanced and quite tasty. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Well done brew for the style and highly recommended.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour from bottle. Taste is smokey, with hints of pine, black tea and molasses. Nice.
ttoadee (464) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour, fluffy tan head. Nose is roasted grain and floral hops. Bittersweet. Middle is cocoa, alcohol, chewy resin hops. Finish is slightly hop bitter. Pretty decent.
Rrauth (909) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nice IPA taste and great appearance but I was hoping for a black IPA that had a touch more fruitiness like cranberry. It's above average but not outstanding.
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drjay44 (2350) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, very well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body.....nose is pine, grapefruit, coffee, chocolate.....taste is pine, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, leading to a moderate, bitter hop finish.....mouth feel medium, minimally astringent, slightly acid, with tingling carbonation. This is a nicely balanced Black IPA, with all of the ingredients adding their bit. The result is a roasty, hoppy, happy combination of aromas and flavors. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7
roxtersoxter (193) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with large off white head out if bottle. Chocolate aroma with chocolate taste. Hint of hops. Good beer overall.
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Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the best black ipa Iíve had to date very smooth and very malty. Subtle roast character
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a very dark hazy brown. A thick frothy 2 finger light-tan head that refuses to sink. The color is weak but it gets points for the solid head.
S - Pine resin, citrus, roasted barley, old leftover coffee grinds, also a strange arm-pit body odor that Iím not loving.
T - A mix tape of heavy evergreen and citrus. The bitterness is great at first but turns to a chalky aspirin flavor toward the end. A roasted smokey flavor from the black malt. Has a dry mineral aftertaste.
M - Creamy and medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation.
This is a love hate kinda beer. There are great things and not so great thing about it.
The good: Big on hops.
The bad: Chalky sour aspirin, body odor smell.
I donít know if this is infected or what. Itís good but has flaws.
I did a blind taste test with another "un-named" Black IPA and this one lost.
Serving type: bottle
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark ruby-brown with a foamy tan head. Roasty malt with an earthiness and a bit of a hoppy finish. Rather full, toasty, dark.