TheBeerGod (5752) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dated 061113. Black pour filling nearly all of my New Belgium glass with mocha colored head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark, bittersweet chocolate, citrus fruit and coffee. taste is chocolate covered oranges, roasted malt, light tobacco, coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. Body is medium and sticky with a soft feel on the palate and a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, citrus notes, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and hints of pine.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice frothy light brown head tht had excellent retention. The nose is flat out awesome. Lots of citrusy hops, heavy chocolate malt, some light roastiness, and a bit of dark caramel. The flavor is a little more slanted toward the hops rather than the Porter notes. Still plenty of chocolate and roasetd malts, but they are second fiddle to the bright citrusy hops. Lingering chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied, a little clingy on the back end, soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice Black IPA.
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Beer Culture, New York @ Varjopikkujoulut
Bottled 100714 - Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, roasty malts, pine, resin and citrus. Taste is fresh hoppy, crisp roasty and grassy with some fruity notes, hints of chocolate and citrus. Finish is hoppy, slightly roasty and fruity with some bitterness. Quite balanced black IPA.
bytemesis (5543) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 02042104 - thanks JBPortland! Pours dark black with a creamy medium tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, pine, roasted malts. Flavor is citrus and pine forward with distinct roasty toffee notes coming in the middle. Light sweet, medium bitter, nice balance of roasty and hoppy. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, presumably from the oats. Quite a tasty beer!
drfabulous (5525) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Brouwerij Lane. It looks like it has a Sept bottling date, but maybe since it was in the cooler, it is fine. Big hoppy nose. Dark roast. Chocolate. Very tasty.
vtafro (5514) - 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.
Iphonephan (5277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home courtesy of Kermis. Pours black with a tan head. Grassy hop nose. Roasted flavors. Bitter finish.
ben4321 (5245) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013
Location: Bottle at Cornerstone (Ogunquit), 7/11/13, Rating # 3050!
Aroma: The nose is chocolate and coffee, with pine hops, and roast
Appearance: A dark brown color, with a heavy light brown head, and lots of lace
Flavor: This one has a big roasted and hoppy flavor
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a creamy, smooth feel, and a dry finish
I thought this one was one heck of a Black IPA. As is a surprise to no one, Maine nailed a hoppy style once more.
AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz. bottle with a bottled on date of 02- 04- 2014. Paid $5.99 at Carl’s Meat Market, Kittery. Thick tan head that receded slowly over the pitch black brew. Nose is roasted malt, pine and floral hops. The flavor is not overly bitter and balanced nice with, roasty, and chocolate malt’s and a touch of ash. Hints of ground coffee, and floral and pine hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a real drying mouthfeel. Really nicely crafted.
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with hints of chocolate and roasted notes. Taste is a roasted grain and citrus bitterness with pine and a chocolate malty sweetness. Well balanced and very tasty. Recommended.