tom10101 (3353) - 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.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a frothy dark tan head, looking very stout like. The nose is a mix of pine needles and dark roasted malt notes with a hint of chocolate. The flavor starts with those roasted notes leading me to believe I have a stout in my hand. Slight burnt notes, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Along comes the heavy pine needle and resin notes, quickly erasing any doubt about this not being a black IPA. Medium to full bodied on the tongue with a lasting bitter finish. Hoppy stout? Black IPA? Call it what you want to, Iíll call it delicious.
Terminus (3308) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at churchkey august 2013
Pours almost pitch black with a lovely tan head and sparse lacing. Nose is hoppy roasty chocolate lots of character. Damn chocolate covered hops here!!!! Damn! This has a lot of piney hops and roasty char notes. Shoukd be rated higher than it is. A lot of hops especially for being 2 months old damn! Hops and roast alk the way! Perfect for tge style!
SrSilliGose (3279) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. consumed soon after maine beer "another one", which, as the bottle indicates, has the same hop combo but clean soft toasted cracker malts. IPA was quite hop-centered. tasty deep dark roast, dark chocolate present in weez was nice and drank nice as well. tight roast character. grapefruit and tropical fruit hop well integrated. grate. again, wish this was @ 5% abv or so on this hot humid summer night. but hey, life throws you a bunch of curveballs then you die, so who cares? continuous effort...
callmemickey (3241) - 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.
AdamJackson (3224) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3211) - 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 itís a stout.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. As referenced in my Another One rating, I compared the two side by side. Letís just say that this nicely crafted stout doesnít do justice to hops. Oh sure, it tastes like a black IPA, like any Black IPA should, with that unique black malt twinge to a very grassy and pungent hop build, but it all builds together to taste like every other Black IPA, minus the mistakes. This is clean and fresh. Good, not great. Paired really well with clams steam southern Chinese-style.
probstblueribbon (3175) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a creamy mocha head.
Aroma: Lovely dank/resinous hops with some nice dark-roasted malt character, lightly smoky, a bit of alcohol.
Palate: Medium+ body with fine, somewhat sparse carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of dank/resinous hops with a rich dark-roasted malt backdrop, a little grape jelly, faintly smoky, a bit boozy; dry with moderate bitterness and a long, roasty and hoppy finish.
Steve_0 (3016) - 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.