cards04 (1430) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light cola colour with soft off white head. Smells like citrus and some strawberry. Very nice. Flavour falls a bit flat. Thin and malty up front, but it does finish with a nice, lasting bitterness. Decent.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of citrus and strawberries. Black in colour with creamy off white head. Taste is initially sweet, fruity even, with a bittter roasted malts finish. Average palate. Overall quite good.
JStax (2571) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a refrigerated bomber into a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with an enormous beige head of foam that lasts forever. This beer takes a very long time to pour.10 plus minutes. The aroma is very piny and earthy with just a hint at some caramel roasty notes in the background. The hops, although rather apparent in the taste, donít seem to be bringing much of a bitter assault. Perhaps they were mostly late addition? I donít know, but the bitterness is definitely more of a second thought than anything. Roasty comes to mind while sipping this beer. I get some vanilla and leafy notes, too. Itís like drinking the forest.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with thin, head. Some malt in the aroma, faint hops and some fruit. Roasty malts and mid hop finish. Body is a tad thin.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 oz sampler pours black with a beige head. Aroma of pine, floral and roasted malts. Taste was hoppy and malts.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. from Uptown. Pours black with a tan head. Smells hoppy like an IPA. A little too much roasted flavor for a black IPA. Not my favorite but I would never dump it out. :-)
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottleshare BBQ at Dave Lís, PA - 27/05/12.
Dark brown with off-white head.
Sweetish malt nose, hops, a touch of chocolate, rasiens.
Juicy hops flavour, little citrus, caramel malt.
Medium bodied dryish finish.
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, how did this get rated ad high as it did? This beer has a weird corriander/pine/black pepper taste to it. Almost not an ipa? Call it your winter brew and I would understand. Never thought id meet a black ipa I didnt like but I did. Almost has a farmhouse taste to it, but wait...i like farmhouse ales? Is this the first black farmhouse ipa? (keep in mind, I rate my beers for what they are , like ipa , porter, black ipa, ect., ect. Im rating this as a black ipa. Its not a bad beer, just not a black ipa.)
Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way overrated. This beer was ice cold when I had it so that might have stifled some of the flavor but nothing really stood out to me. This beer isnít horrible but I expect more from a Black IPA. Go ahead and skip.
BK7 (677) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A hoppy brew with light toasted malt. Sweet and syrupy as it got warmer. Finish is a bit lacking.