Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with good tan head. Incredible tropical nose - all the papaya pineapple and orange in the world with a bit of smokey coffee and leather too. Taste gives that tropical fruit blast along with some deeper citrus and some stickier resin. Coffee and light char rises, but stays as a frame rather than letting this get to "hoppy stout" territory. More juice comes out towards the finish, with strong citrus and pine. Light coffee, roast and citrus linger. Incredible stuff.
nothingbutIPAs (36) - Hillsborough, USA - APR 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very misleading label, don’t read the bottle label and purchase thinking you are buying an American IPA. Label states, "Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule)." Label should state this is basically a porter. If that is your sort of beer this is probably a very good beer. This beer tastes incredibly smoky and nothing like an American IPA. I love Maine Beer Lunch and expect a lot out of this brewery, but this was an extremely disappointing experience.
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a two finger foamy tan head with excelllent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, grassy hops, sweet malts, and some light burnt woody note. Taste is ,citrus, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, pine, sweet malts, pine, grassy hops, rye bread, and some light burnt wood. Has a medium body with a pretty creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a very tasty, well balanced black IPA from a a brewer that continues to impress me.
hopwine (535) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is dank, fruity, roasted malt. Flavor is citrus, dank, pine, pungent fruit, dark chocolate accents, dry roast/ nutty on the finish. Unbelievably well balanced and delicious.
trapped (1371) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Inky black with small foamy chocolate colored head, floral hops aroma, bitter roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, full body, long bitter finish. Nice and strong brew.
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque black pour with a scattering of tan foam. Slight scattered lace. Very dark chocolate covered orange peels. Bit of cold coffee. Slight molasses sweetness. Liquorice. Cigar burns on a black vinyl jacket. Burnt shiitake mushrooms. Some lingering glossiness in the finish. Medium body. Pretty good, but feels more like a hoppy porter/scotch ale than a Black IPA.
trevor211 (1421) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, light tan head. Dark, dry roasted malts, and citrus/pine hops. Really nice balance, and while the flavor adds a good bittersweet chocolate note, it comes through as a little more dilute than delicate. Quite tasty, but not quite there yet.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Same hop bill as "Another One", only with dark malts. Very deep brown pour, dark-ruby tinted edges. A cappuccino colored foam sits on top; long-lasting, clumpy, & thick. Heavy hop aroma, as expected; pine, citrus peel, wet grass, herbal spice, bitter orange rind. Only this time, there’s a nice background of dense cacao bean, chocolate malt, & moderate roast. Nice woodsy essence on the palate. Dry cocoa powder, charred nuttiness, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit rind, tangerine peel, & a strong, herbal & leafy hop twang. Hop abrasion & bitterness is mellowed by the darker malts, which also add a mild creaminess to the body. Aftertaste of wood, nuts, roast, & mild pine. Really, really solid black IPA.
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice balance between a stout and IPA. The pour is black with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty goodness with some hops. The flavor starts roasty and then the hops keep in. The finish is light and dry.
VastActiv (3951) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Fool’s Gold, New York. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very enjoyable and soft.