JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki head. Aroma is pine, caramel, licorice, and dough. Tastes the same. Good stuff.
rumproasts (2879) - 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.
callmemickey (2778) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, medium off-white head, spotty lacing. Pine, citrus, roast, a little earth and chocolate. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, moderate carbonation, slight awkward finish as the malt and hops try to work things out with each other.
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty. I preferred Another One though.
kaser (2690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from bottle. Huge chocolate and cocoa taste. Coffee too. Smooth but still a pretty hoppy beer. Really enjoyable
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with friends courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big frothy brown head and great lacing. Grapefruity, cocoa, light coffee, somewhat herbal, piney, grassy, and bready aroma. Taste is big grapefruity, roasty, chocolate, oranges, a touch herbal, piney, and resinous with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Tasty stuff.
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml brown bottle. Deep brown pour, large creamy brown cap on top and a lot of lacing. Aromas of piney hops and chocolate. Taste has chocolate malts, earth, coffee, pine. Aftertaste has grapefruit, pine and chocolate malt, and a bit of coffee late. Long bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable.
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a 3 finger creamy espresso head. Mild roasted nose character with a touch of smile. Taste is nice. good malty roasted charcoal with some woody notes and a touch of chocolate. Very light low IBU IPA with a nice roast note. exactly as described.
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bier Cellar. Potent citrus and tropical hops aroma with chocolate fudge accents. Opaque black under a lacy, light brown foam cover. Potent hops flavour: cat pee, grapefruit, strawberry. Develops into sweet chocolate brownies in front of a medium bitterness. Medium body, clean finish, moderate carbonation.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose is of tropical/citrusy fruit hops, chocolate malt, light toast and some medium roast coffee. Taste is complex, some really nice oily citrus and fruity hops, mild semi sweet chocolate, light toasty flavors and a punchy bitterness in the finish. Complex, smooth and silky. Yum