oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown pour with a thin beige head. The nose is earthen manure with hints of citrus and pine. An ashy burnt malt character, not unlike the leftovers at the bottom of a frying pan (think burnt toast) comes through as well. The flavor holds more pine and citrus hop notes, though they are not very powerful, which makes it easy for further burnt malt incarnations to come through. The palate is light to medium with a charry finish.
cheap (5360) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, I guess a black ipa is not an imperial stout now, is it? Pine tar mild aroma. First taste is big bitter impact along with a stouty or porter background. Stronger deep beer with personality. Yes, just as rude as many imp stouts and in the same way. A little sizzly. Wew, plowing action down between the side of my cheeks and my teeth. Yes a dark beer it is fer sher, wew. Long bitter dark beer finish like a baltic porter with an ipa bite. Is it possible my palate is getting numbed and ruined from IPA? Nasty nellie.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a poured a very dark brown color with a nice two finger tan head that retained throughout the entire beer. Left lots of lacing on the glass as it went. Some floaters in the beer. Aroma was nutty, wood, and roasted malts. Medium body , roasted malts flavor. Very mild hop bitters in the finish. More like a porter than a black IPA. Still a decent beer though. Especially for a Magic Hat.
BavariaYeti (14) - Wiesenbronn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was intrigued by this, a black IPA. Tastes like a hoppy porter to me. I think itís a fine variety and a pretty cool style. I thought the palate was a bit thin, but maybe because Iím kind of comparing it to a porter. I like it and will buy again. Prost!
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the spring sampler. Pours a dark brown color with a medium frothy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roast and earthy hops. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops and a bit of a leathery note. Medium bodied. Not bad, but more like a porter than a Black IPA.
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark vblack color. Smells of coffee and lemon. Tatse is mocha with hops. Almost like a porter but more mild and watery. Not the best black ipa, but not bad
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from pikapp327ís big brother. Dark pour with a big tan head. Lots of floaters. Aroma is roasted pineapples and grapefruit. Taste is sour chocolate, old bread, and charcoal.
Johnroy (39) - Ringwood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with yellowish head. Thoughtis it would taste heavy. It does not. Light taste with a porterish style yet a different aftertase than a porter. Good beer. They should realease as a six pack!
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a dark maroon brown color with a muddy, murky appearance. Tannish head. Aroma is sweet malts with sugary syrup notes. Lots of hops in this as well. Floral and citrus. Flavor is very roasted with toasted bready characteristics. Different to say the least. Bitter burnt finish.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black, with medium brown head.
Roasted malt aroma. Flavor is roasty malt with subtle bitter hop finish. Light bodied, smooth. Originally took this for a Schwarzbier.