Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm, who got it from sloth- thanks again, Chris and Bert! Bottled 9/3/13. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a big rocky tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of earthy, piney hops, roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, and leaves. The flavor pretty much follows suit. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, toasty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice black IPA.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan was. Aroma is earthy and grassy with some dark malt undertones. Flavor has grassy and herbal flavors with nice malty balance.
DrSilverworm (4739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle, thanks to Sloth! Shared with local raters. Bottled 9/3/13. Dark brown, near-black color. Thin light brown head. Some loose bits of lace. Awesome earthy hop nose, some roast malt. Some dark chocolate, coffee. Good citrusy grapefruity pineapple hop character. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lightly soft carbonation, dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Great black IPA. Dry, bitter, complex. Delicious stuff.
alexsdad06 (4349) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark cola brown to almost black with a large khaki head. The aroma and flavor have some dark burnt malts, almost smoky. Additional notes of chocolate, earth, mild bittering hops. Hints of coffee. Pretty solid black ipa.
b3shine (4209) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy coffee with light beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt and bitter hops with a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. A good Black IPA.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown-black in color, this beer is practically opaque. An average pour produced a little more than a finger of head that was rocky in texture and diminished quickly. Lacing is sparse. Smell is of roasted and sweet malts, with somewhat of a catty, pine, and weed smell. Hmm, a little scary, but good! Tastes of lemon, earth, and pine, and ... pineapples. This beer is sweet and fruity and refreshing. Light body with a thin, slick, and oily texture. Carbonation is average. Bitter dry finish. Refreshing. One of the best black IPA I’ve had to date ... a beautiful malt character like those found in other black IPA’s, but with some sweet juicy fruit mixed in. Awesome.
jdobbs (269) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to WillRunForBeer! Pours black with 3 fingers of creamy tan head. Aroma is nice and roasty. Lots of chocolate, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. Taste of roasted malt, sweet milk chocolate, grapefruit, pine, and a burnt toast finish. Great beer! Thanks Brian!
WillRunForBeer (342) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Re-rated fresh from the tap at Ale House. Aroma score up a point. This smells really terrific, lots of fresh hop in both aroma and flavor. Original rate follows:
Two months old. Pours deep black with a dark brown two finger head that laces the glass. Aromas are roasted malt and citrus, very nice. The citrus flavors seem to come and go, then come again. Starts bright citrus, then oily citrus, the the roasted malts overtake the palate. Finally I am left with grapefruit peel hop bitterness on the finish. Smooth and roasty, hides the 7.2 well. Great mouthfeel.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is almost black with a slight head the aroma is of chocolate and barley The taste is of sweet chocolate. And it lingers in the palate