SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 bottle. black under a large, whipped, brown head. lots of limey hop notes over a roasted base with milk chocolate. good quaffable palate for the style with low carbonation and silky texture. piney hops blend with roasted and milk chocolate notes without being too much.
Ruprex (2) - Victoria, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - black. 2 finger, dark khaki head. Heavy lace.
S - Coffee, cedar, pine, citrus, burnt grains.
T - Coffee, roasted grains, citrus rind, burnt toast.
M - Medium full, mild tight carbonation, lingers, drying.
O - Eh.
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unclemattie (3735) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Bottled on 11/08/2012. Black pour. creamy head, btown color. nice lacing. smells of cough syrup, citrus hops, burnt grains. Tastes of coffee, burnt grains, molasses, loads if citrus hops. Nice char, great hops. A great Black IPA. Finishes with a oily texture, creamy body. (3550).
craftbeerdesign (2124) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour with a small off white head. pine / citrus / roast nose. med body with chocolate, roast, citrus hop flavor and a lingering bitterness. nice balanced roast / bitter / citrus hop aroma porter.
rougeau13 (1646) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very, very dark brown with a beige head. Filmy lacing all over the glass. Aroma of pine, chocolate, and roast. Nice roasted, moderately bitter flavor. Smooth texture. Pretty good.
akoeninger (168) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, aroma is roasted malt with some citrus cut to it. Taste is not expected, hop bitterness followed by sweet roasted malt with a dry bitter finish. Enjoyable.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dense dark brown body with a brown head. heavy roast, chocolate, char, coffee aromas with some hop resin and a doughy yeast note. medium-full body with rich and frothy carbonation, moderately bitter, very american hop bitterness and flavor: resin, orange, juicy fruit, etc. the herbal parts blend well with the frothy chocolate / coffee / earthy dark malts. a surprisingly drinkable robust porter-type beer that seems very held-together.
jhp40219 (148) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that fades to black itself pretty quickly, leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malts. Taste is roasted malts, citrus and hops. All very well balanced together. Very earthy and roasty all at once. Long bitter finish in which the hops and malts come through strong. Very fresh tasting, like it came off the tap at the brewery even though I bought this over a week ago and Iím nowhere near Colorado. Full body with a chewy texture and active carbonation. Tasty and full of flavor. Yet another winner in the Fade To Black series!
llcooldave (905) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Odd brew... Cant place the aroma, its a bit roasty with some citrus. Flavor is almost like two beers in one; roasty porter like upfront and minty citrus aftertaste. Overall, complex but more like a black pale ale than a black ipa. Not bad... Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a loose frothy cap of cream colored suds.
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine resiny hops. Not much roast at all. Itís there, but very faint.
Taste: A nice hop profile of bitterness and citrus followed by a quick punch of spicy chocolate roast. Both the roast and hop bouquet fall off quick, leaving no lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little juicy with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice hoppy ale. Left Hand didnít call it a Black IPA, but of all the ones Iíve tried, this, in my mind, would be a black IPA. Lots of hops, mild roast.