Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black-grapefruit melange coloured body.
Big white soapy head. Mollasses and hops - simcoe. Some roasted malt. Infected? Buttery mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Thanks for bringing, Radek.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: November 21, 2008
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma with sweet pine
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, lots of pine, dark chocolate and citrus, lots of hops and roasted malt
Overall: good, but the flavors do not really mesh together too well
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vert dark brown pour. Tons of resin on the aroma and some grapefruit peel. Flavor is very resinous and bitter. Light malt bill.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleÖ Pours clear and very dark with a burnt orange hue (when held up to bright light) and a large, fluffy, off-white head. Fantastic retention with cool, weeping lacework left behind. The nose is of caramel and earthy, leathery hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a touch chocolaty, caramely and nutty; however, the tasty, bitter hops blow everything else out of the water. Lengthy, roasted, blazingly bitter finish. A big THANKS goes out to ygtbsm94 for shipping this bottle to me!
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pine/orange peel and toffee malt aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head. Bitter pine/orange peel and light toffee malt flavor - hops dominate. Okay.
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pours dark brown...little light gets through. very hoppy nose up front followed by rosted malt. feel is ok...a bit carbonated and a touch thin. flavor is pretty unique, even for a black ipa. it reminds me (slightly) of stoneís 13th av. ale, but like a redheaded stepchild, not really kin. but theres a weird spicy hop flavor not present in the aroma, itís a bit weird but works with the heavy malt. finishes dry."
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft. Pours ruby, not black, with 1-finger of off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, dark malt, brown sugar, tropical fruit. Tastes malty, with rich resiny hops. earthy, a bit of pineapple, but the hops overtake the malt late. Solid.
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tapwerks OKC. Pours a dark ruby with a small frothy off white head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is a floral hops and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop bite and citrus with a nice lingering dry finish. A good black IPA from Laughing Dog.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Party Town. Shared with friends. WTF? My black IPA has a brettanomyces infection. Has a citrusy, grapefruity nose. Flavor is lightly tart. Soft, tingly carbonation. More dry finish. Thankfully, the infection does not ruin the beer. Itís kind of fascinating, really, brett black IPA... Just totally unexpected. Mostly clear, dark red / brown color. Thin khaki head, good bits of lace. Some light roast malt, hint of coffee. Earthy hop. A lot of citrus character, that I think is probably from the brett. Moderate tart taste, light bitter, minimal sweet. Really interesting beer. Itís infected, but not in a bad way. Tastes like itís intentionally supposed to be a brett black IPA, or black saison or something. Pretty refreshing.. black farmhouse ale.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, with dark caramel and piney hops in equal measure. Sweet palate, malts are a little syrupy, caramel and chocolate, with citrus and resin hoppiness. Big bitter finish. Missing the roasted malt.