Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a cloudy, deep brown, almost black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big piney grapefruits with a bit of a floral and slight earthy undertone. Medium roasts and a nice chocolate backing. Flavor is similar. Bigger citrus grapefruits with a nice pine and light floral note up front before a solid chocolate sweetness comes in while still allowing the hops to shine. Roasts come out more towards the end as this finishes dry and bitter with plenty of grapefruit pines and a light sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice Black IPA. Lots of bold grapefruit pines with a solid chocolate sweetness and balancing roast. Highly enjoyable beer.
vtafro (4504) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Herbal, earthy and grassy hoppy aromas, light roasted tones. Light malty flavors, some hints of herbal and chocolate tones.
bartzluke (213) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz pour from room temperature bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours opaque and inky black with a head super-fluffy light brown head. The head is ridiculous-- super long lasting. Nose is caramel, toffee, and orange. Mouthfeel is moderate-to-creamy. Taste is great. Lots of malts with toffee, caramel, and some biscuit. Hops on top with some piney and some citrus notes. Itís ones aged a few months, so I think the hops have mellowed considerable. Itís very balanced and very tasty. Iím impressed.
djd07 (5389) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bob. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and caramel. Medium mouth, sweet malt, light roast, lingering bitterness, very good.
bytemesis (4264) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, citrus, pine, toffee. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, pine and roasted malts, dark breads, citrus. Medium body. Solid.
olr1984 (1265) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a tan head. big hoppy taste with a roasted malt finish
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid offering from marshall. Dark pour and a small light brown head. Good hop presence with great notes of coffee and toasted malt. Floral with a little orange rind
PhilJackson80 (493) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber. Tasted on 10/24/14. Beer from Moore Liquor. Pours to deep black color with a light tan head. Aroma has a lot of hops with an earthy more to it. The taste was great with the hops upfront & a great malt balance that worked well. Overall a very nice black IPA.
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Travlr (15111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with jackl. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma has decently balanced roasted coffee grounds and light pine. Taste is bitter and roasty. Not bad.
jackl (5489) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour thanks to Travlr. Deep brown pour with a small head. The nose is pretty mellow. More malt-forward than expected. Coffee cake and pain au chocolate. Some spruce tree. Taste is hoppier than suggested in the aroma. Spruce and orange peel. Ashy roasted grains. Slightly acidic and hot on the finish. Substantial, oily. Solid.
dmac (4549) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Ed. Aroma is solid, sweet chocolate, cream, cola, dark toast. Nice body, medium with average carbonation.Flavor is semi sweet chocolate, dark toast, chocolate malts, cola. Good stuff