chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut colored ale with tall rocky and persistent head. Aroma is moderately malty, toasted - caramel, moderate citrusy hops, moderate to heavy bready notes and strangely enough some yeast. Flavor is moderately sweet and moderately hoppy, long bitter finish. Body is thin, texture is watery, soft carbonation. Not bad.
JohnGalt1 (1213) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking creamy cappuccino looking head... descent lacing atop dark dark brown verging on black brew... still very clear with walnut highlites when held to a light... very much like a schwarzbier.
Aroma is a very nice balanced mix of pine hops mixed with a little chocolate... not too roasty.
Flavor is a big smack of American hops and quite a bitter bite.. still very balanced though albeit toward the hop spectrum. Malts are chocolate and coffee not too sweet.. lingering grapefruit/piney finish that is fairly dry. Body is lighter than expected but IMHO that ramps up the drinkablity a notch or two... really the dark malts lend a very nice and fairly unexpected complexity.
jjgmd (1866) - 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 (1796) - 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 (2783) - 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 (5278) - 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 (1124) - 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 (169) - - 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 (1486) - Edmonton, 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 (8374) - 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."