echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another strong offering from Maine Beer; good standard 'beer' smell but nothing that stood out. Same with the flavor, but part of that is not my overall favorite style right now
LuckyDog (615) - - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lightly carbonated. Moderate roast, but it’s there. Low bitterness. I’d enjoy drinking a few of these.
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, pine hops, some coffee, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Very nice.
Mjp12 (1244) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good black ipa, the extra malt gives balance to the hops, giving a well balanced beer
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - 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 (53) - 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 (1614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 (663) - 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 (1959) - 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 (2410) - 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.