harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: pours a deep black ale with no translucency until only an ounce or so is left in the glass and tilted. single finger light mocha head falls over a few minutes to a thick sheet of the same. spotty lacing.
S: Lots of piney, resiny hops, with plenty of oat malt. somewhat charred nose, hint of coffee. Robust.
T: Reminds me of a good oatmeal stout, but with gobs of hops. Plenty bitter, with creamy and dark maltiness. the smallest hint of alcohol.
M: Heavy, healthy body on this. medium to lo carb.
O: one of my favorite black ales so far. Really nice.
Serving type: bottle
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - nose is roasted coffee. Some hop bitterness but not much for a black ipa. Light for the high ABV. Slight orange aftertaste. Smooth.
cheap (4005) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
OK, another faddish beer like IPA, black IPA, heheh, none the less. This stuff is a tort feazor. Bigblack beer with a weird strong malty aroma. This stuff rototills over any girlie or baby taste buds you thought you may have, mulls them rightover, wew. Big fricken hairy deal. Strong ass kicken beer that does not hide from its purpose; to make you dizzy. Surprizingly large amount off sediment in the bottom of this bottle. Strong rude and nasty, terribly on style for an imperial black ipa. Long nasty bitter finish augmented by some burnt roastiness. Mouth coating oily thing makes me think of old used 50w shovelhead oil, heheh.
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is malts, roast, and burnt toast. The look is brown in color, clear, with a beige colored head. The taste is caramel, malts, burnt, and toast.
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a murky dark brown, lots of particulate, slight amount of tan head. Aroma is nice, rich, roasty, maybe some chocolate. Body thick, rich, and slippery. Finish is a bit roasty, a bit of bitterness, dark chocolate notes. My kind of beer.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BBOTMC. Pours dark clear brown with a huge fluffy tan head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, fruity tones, marmalade, flavor is roasted with some toast, chocolate, slightly smoky, orange, medium bodied, nice
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, though clear enough to see floaties, under a thick foamy light tan head. Nose of toasted malt, a little molasses, and a faint roasty caramalt. Flavor is smooth while being a mix of roasty and creamy. Lots of black malt with a little caramel sweetness and toasted grains, with some noble european hop bitterness. Subtle, yet bold. A bit simplistic, but magnificent in its simplicity of roasty darkness.
S_Side_Smitty (444) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is a perfect blend of molasses and dark malts with a faint peppery spice. Taste is an awesome blend of hops and dark malts - really balanced. Hops and milk chocolate hit you first in the palate followed by a light maple syrup and slowly fading to a bitter finish. Impressive flavor profile!
DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Black-colored with a big, somewhat creamy, tan head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, dark fruits notes and some piney hops, a bit subdued. Bittersweet roasty flavor with chocolate, cocoa, fruity notes, and a moderately bitter finish with coffee, some piney and herbal hops and a light ashy touch afterwards. Medium-bodied. Nice.
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, the big debate raging: to what extent is it a stout/porter? Well, it’s different, but one can be forgiven for the comparison. The pour shows it to be as thick as a stout--quite rich in the body and head. I had a lot of floaties in there, which was the only thing that detracted from the appearance. The aroma is very rich with chocolate, coffee, and a bit of toffee, and in the flavor there were some distinctive licorice notes. There was a bitter, slightly astringent, metallic edge to it, mid-finish. Interesting German hops. Quite good. I would like to have this on draft, assuming they didn’t keep it too cold. Bottle.