kidmartinek (3856) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big black beer with a 3 inch frothy head. That head settles, as they all do, but stays frothy. The aroma is stiff and musty bitter and reminds me of damp malt. The flavor is rich and bitter roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and has a bitter finish.
jjgmd (1748) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 22 with Z, pours a pitch black pour with a large foamy beige head. Nose is hoppy with pine and resin. Taste is bitter and hoppy with sweet malted chocolate . Finishes on bittersweet chocolate malted notes. Nice BIPA !
Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1676) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of hops, roasted malt, and citrus. Taste is of roasted malt and chocolate up front with hoppy, citrus notes into the dry, bitter finish.
puboflyons (2598) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. It was bottle 03/11/15. Dark brown pour to near black and tan head. Aroma is more subdued in malts and more forward with charcoal and dark malts. Resiny hops. The body is smooth and around medium. The taste has a solid bitterness once I get through the roasted malts, which are far more subdued.
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Spicy nose. Flavors of grass and roasted nuts. Bitter finish.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken 2 Aug 2012 -- I really dug this brew. The black IPAs are a brew I can get behind.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks brownish black. Smells mostly hoppy with a hint of dark malts. Tastes pretty good. Balanced for a American Black but not amazing
smallfry (168) - - JAN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) The initial taste is actually pretty good but there’s a very bitter piney citrus aftermath that is totally at odds with it. Very unbalanced and a poorly-constructed black IPA attempt although not without some merrit.
dfearnley (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, bourbon, roasted malt, and some citrus. Pours a deep red, almost brown with a thin long lasting off white head. Taste is loaded with malt, pine, with a little citrus and caramel. A nice bitter finish.
slowrunner77 (7278) - 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 stone’s 13th av. ale, but like a redheaded stepchild, not really kin. but theres a weird spicy hop flavor not present in the aroma, it’s a bit weird but works with the heavy malt. finishes dry."
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good beer, but for the style, just above average. The problem is that this is too unbalanced. The malty notes strain to gain prominance, and there is very little roastiness that I come to expect from this style.