jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with a big, fizzy off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malt, husky grain, grass, resin, burnt grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Slightly husky, a little too resinous, but not as harsh as other black IPAs I’ve had, likely due to the sweetness of this beer.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain with subtle hints of pine. Flavor is much the same with a balanced malt back bone and bitter. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, well, just another black IPA.
greebr2003 (3) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent beer, always love left hands take on the body of their beers. Very good mouth feel here. Half inch bubbly head with minimal retention. Taste is good, malty with a little hop and little bite. Aftertaste is very little coffee to me.
sjohnny (361) - - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Malt, pine and citrus aroma. Very dark black with tan head. Tastes better than it smells. Herbal, floral, hoppy on the finish with a coffee type bitterness that lingers on the finish.
drjay44 (2584) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is citrus, pine, resin, hints of coffee......taste is coffee, citrus, pine, light chocolate, leading to a moderate pine/resin bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. The bergamot adds a very different aroma, and has some effects on the flavors. This is a nicely balanced Black IPA, which, because of the ingredients, is a bit off the usual beaten path. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
culchiem (2428) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roast malt with a little citrus. Flavour is fruity chocolate malt, really fills the mouth. Deep roast palate. Thick velvety texture
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at House of Beer in Orlando. Very dark pour with a clingy light beige head. Nice balance of roasted malts, citrus hop, with an easy drinking moderate mouthfeel. Nice.
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 1839 Taphouse in Columbia. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasted, charred flavors. Not bad, but I’m not a huge fan.
drfabulous (3851) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a big creamy tan head. Taste is very rich. Chocolate. Roast. Unlike other Black IPAs, it doesn’t give off that intense hoppy aroma or taste. More stout like with nice hop presence. Well balanced.
UncleKorm (746) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle poured deep dark brown w/ a medium size creamy tan slowly diminishing to a nice thin cap w/ fair lacing. Big aromas of pine, citrus fruit, and roasted malt. Initial flavor faint salty quickly to a moderate bitter finish. Taste is a smokey malt w/ light grapefruit. Light to medium bodied, watery texture, and lively carbonation.