AgentAle (894) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a very nice floral hopiness with some light earthiness. Some nice roastiness and smokiness in the malt profile. Taste is a roastiness and caramel rich grain profile that is met by a fairly strong hopiness that leaves a tartiness on finish. Smoky malt character retsins until finish. Appearance is a dark black body with a beige /pearl creamy head that retains fairly well.
rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Rich chocolate malt. Much less roasty than most other Black IPAs I’ve had, which is a nice change. Excellent hops. The flavors here are excellent, and yet I find myself with taste fatigue by the end of the bottle. I can’t get into this style no matter how hard I try.
SpringsLicker (3196) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head.
Aroma has roast malt accompanied by pine hops.
The roast malt is held back in the flavor, allowing this to become a black IPA.
The roast malt is there, but not in a way that this makes you think it’s a stout.
salvaticas (485) - - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Pours a dark, thick coffee-like brown/black. Beans and malt on the nose. Very smooth body with medium bitterness and a subtle coffee flavor. Nice.
sherm1016 (1187) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a huge tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some citrus and pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, pine hops, some light citrus, with a bitter, pine finish.
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours black with a large light brown head. Aroma of pine tar, roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit and hops. Taste of pine tar, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and grapefruit. Very nice.
puboflyons (2311) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle marked C40114-7. Black as night pour with a huge beige head that lingers softly on top and leaves lacing with each sip. Aroma of roasted malts, hops, and maybe a touch of black licorice. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has a more forward hop character but I still pick up the dark malts and licorice like the aroma. This is nice.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Pour is very dark. Lots of head. Aroma of coffee and hops. The coffee really comes through in the taste. A bit of chocolate as well. Very nice beer.
mjhall89 (36) - - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells very light hoppy, dark ale with little to no head after it settles down. Taste is initially citrusy hops but a lot of coffee comes through and lingers. Very solid dark ale.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for sharing)... Poured black with a thin, khaki head. Some good retention. Aroma of awesomely dank, earthy, pine-like hops. Hop notes similar in the flavor with a good balance of roast and malt sweetness. Bright citrus, cocoa, roast, mild tobacco note too.