queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and piney hops aroma. Black with a large brown head. Sweet coffee/mocha malt , citrus peel, and earthy resinous piney hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I really like black IPAs, but this one is a bit unbalanced, and could stand to be a little more malt forward.
ebone1988 (1368) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit and pine, and malt. Appearance is very black, light brown one finger head. Taste is hoppy, and like fruit loops. Mouthfeel is thick, nice. Overall, pretty good.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle, Total Wine. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head that dissipates quickly and leave a single ring of lacing. A lot of floral and citrus notes in the aroma along with some sweet malt. Malt and coffee flavor with some piney hops. Fairly bitter finish. Medium body, maaaaybe a little on the thin side. Solid beer.
pumpmaster (1355) - 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 (2663) - 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 (1191) - 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 (12877) - 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 (4775) - 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 (2228) - 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.