pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack. Very good.
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and dark bread, light to moderate hops and yeast notes of resin and earth, with hints of wood and black pepper. Head is large, creamy, light tan with good lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is almost black. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Very well done Black IPA, mellower than most others.
ccex (1022) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark cola brown, and opaque black when settled underneath a big beige head with only a little lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts with some citrus and floral hops. Taste is slightly bitter with some nuts in the finish. Medium body, and easily drinkable without too much carbonation. I expect black IPAs to be hoppier than this, but this one was quite enjoyable anyway, and a bit different.
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin creamy brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate with piney floral hops, butterscotch,nice. In mouth, a nice black IPA with chocolate malt grassy floral hops, nutty notes, decent. On tap at Barcode NJ, Dec. 31 2012.
sic1314 (4703) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of pine hops and some roast hops. Medium grainy body, flavour of pine and citrus with roasted malt, residual smokey flavour. Not particularly well balanced.
boozedude (2168) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into glass, aroma is hopps and pine needles, taste is opposit, coffe, some tin, hopps, really good, smooth finish
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong floral bouquet upon popping the cap. Black color, medium bodied, foamy taupe head, Balanced dark roasted malts with hoppy bitterness.
Nitroxx (1) - - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very Good Black IPA one of my favorites, definitly keep this on hand in the fridge.
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Aroma of roasty chocolate with some earthy pine and citrus. Taste is about the same. Light bitter. Not a bad beer really, but not super special. A little thin for my taste.
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Yup, it’s a black beer... Medium beige head dissipates into medium ring; light lacing. Aroma dark coffee, roast, citrus, caramel, vanilla. Flavor is a total mess... Coffee and roast and... floral hops?! Medium body, heavier carbonation verging on frothy. Overly bitter. I can appreciate the chocolate-orange aroma but the hops are too heavy in the flavor to capture that aroma. Not my thing.