NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour with a strong foamy tan head. Stout flavors with a touch of smoke and sour. Charcoal pickles. Unusual. Not positive if the flavors are inherent to the beer or not. Still good stuff.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Oblivion. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Creamy cocoa, roasted malt and citrus hop aroma. Flavor also presents milk chocolate creaminess, roasted malts, bitter piney and citrus hops takes the finish. Dry bitter finish and silky body. Pretty solid.
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hop and a little pine. Flavour is malt, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hops, little liquorice, little pine and medium bitter.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thick fluffy tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Tastes is much different than the smell you get the things I mentioned in the smell but the citrus is definitely noticeable in the flavor and the hop bite is there also. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with decent carbonation and a dry finish. This is a very complex beer, you would never tell by the nose that this is a black ipa but its definitely in the flavor. Very nice beer. I better get myself another bottle before its gone for good.
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark near black with dark brown foamy head. Moderately roasty cocoa nose with almost no hop aroma at all. Flavor is where the great blend comes in. Citrus hop tones are muted by more chocolate. At this age, Its like a hoppy porter, than a roasty ipa. Really enjoyed this quite a bit. Can only imagine how good it would be fresh.
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske: Sortbrun øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af brændt humle, citrus. Smagen er som forventet, masser af humle ovenpå den brændte malt. Mærkelig hybrid øl jeg virkelig har svært ved. Ellers ok øl.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black. It has a smokey aroma with hints of spices. The flavor is hoppy and smooth. It has a bubbly mouth feel. I'll drink this one again.
Nisse666 (5419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at BA Avenyn 2013-07-10 Göteborg
AR: peaty, roasted malt, coffey
AP: dark Brown body, frothy Brown head
F: fizzy, carame, watery, roasted malt, coffey, dry, thin
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark black-brown with faint red highlights. Head is high and elastic, cinnamon colored. Nose is mild for the style -- floral, herbal, and light espresso, but gentler than I expect. On the tongue, I’m not getting much hops at all -- there’s definite roasty notes, so the black is there, but where’s the IPA? A faint echo of citrus and resin is about it. Finish is long, but still lacking, though the resin does hang on for a bit. Weak.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours near black with a modest beige head and a roasty treacle aroma. There is an intense roasted malt flavor with lots of citrus and a dry peppery finish. A very unique brew.