Awktoberfest (356) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great black ipa... Not just a ipa thatâ€™s dark in color... This beer has many levels... A little hop in the nose( could use a little more) but it offers more...a nice roasted middle with chocolate flavors... Ending bitterness and shop taste throughout... Great black ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmohno (1401) - Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some lacing.
Aroma of mild hops.Some fruit and roast.herbal.Somewhat mild hop aroma though.Mostly a bready roastyness with sweetness.
Taste is chocolate with strong roastyness.Pretty hoppy as well,just a general hoppines in flavor but strong .Its hard to distinguish with all the roast malt. StrongHerbal hoppy bitter.Good but a little roastier than I like for a black ipa.
wlajwl (5061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, citrus and mild dark malt sweetness. The flavor is grapefruit, nutty dark malts, citrus, a small hint of hop resin and a bitter/slightly tart/tangy finish.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep black, has nose of chocolate, nuts and caramel. Taste of dark roasted espresso, and chocolate with a bitter aftertaste. All in all a very solid beer, but the nose suggested a little more than was offered, as the body was actually quite light compared to the deep and dark favors on the nose.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong roasty body is evident throughout though it has a good amount of hops as well. Dark black but not quite imperial stoutish. This is a pretty good, albeit slightly heavy black IPA.
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown and ruby hue with small creamy beige head that lasts awhile. The aroma is coffee and roast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and chocolate with light bitter finish. A good black IPA from Left Coast.
Thisis12ptfont (1055) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some subtle aromas of wet hops and chocolate. Deep, solid black in color with a thin rim at the top. Very smooth flavors of strong hop overtones with a burnt caramel, cocoa and toffee malt backbone. Overall, this is smooth and well balanced. Not bad at all. I’d give this a B+ rating.
jkwalking05 (4446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, light pine and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, pine, earth, roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel.
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, tan decent head, and black in color. The smell is very chocolate, roast, malts, pine, and a little hops. The taste is roasty, malt, burnt, hop, pine, and bitterness.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head that lasts. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, brown sugar, and a little bit of earthy hops. Very minor orange citrus. Same for the flavor. This leaned more roasty than hoppy. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. More black than IPA.