MaBeer1972 (1266) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Julios. A jet black brew. Big thick frothy tan head. Herbal and chocolate aromas. Flavor is grassy herbal spice followed by a lasting bitter cocoa malt streak. Body is much thinner than a stout or porter, but this one is still quite filling. Lingering bitter spice notes. Very well made like most Maine beers.
tmongoose (1203) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint nine bottle shared. poured almost black in color with off white head. medium body. nose is roasted malts and hops. very nice hop aroma. flavor was bold and delicious. you get a mouth feel of roasted malts very nice flavor blended with plenty of hop action and just the right amount of bitterness. very tasty.
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at the Grog. $8 for the full pint. Pours a mahogany-tinted black with which a trim off-khaki head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of sourdough, charcoal, chocolate malt, spent grain, candied bitter orange, juniper berries, and roast. Warming, smooth, delicate. Delicious.
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue Monk. buffalo, fuller bodied black pour, heavy roasted malts, far chocolate, slight burnt coffee, piney hops, touch of medicinal notes. Aggressive and very good
blklab2007 (1940) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a black in color with a one finger dark tan head. Aroma has bright hops layered over dark malt, roast, coffee, and chocolate. Mouth feel is surprisingly light with lower side carbonation. Flavor has plenty of malts, roast, light bitterness, pines, citrus, and resins.
Beerathon (1103) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big citrus hop burst upfront that finishes with some roasty malts and smooth chocolatey goodness.
AgentAle (599) - 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 (2734) - 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 Iíve 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 canít get into this style no matter how hard I try.
SpringsLicker (3120) - 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.
salvaticas (408) - - 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 (1117) - 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 Binnyís 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.