Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, 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.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big citrusy, lemony, grapefruity, lightly roasty, cocoa, orange peel, and floral aroma. Taste is very hoppy - big citrus, lemon verbena, orange peels, grapefruit - solid malt backbone - cocoa, roast, and caramel - with a big bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really solid black IPA.
deekyn (849) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours as dark as a porter. Holy black ipa batman. No real head but a little ring of bubbles. S - soft floral and resiny piney hops with a sharp almost rye tone and some sweet malt notes. Almost catty. Simple and thick. M - fluffy carb. Bitter and dry with a sharp bite and lightly sweet end. Quite well balanced. Medium body and nicely round. T - dank hops, centennial hops. Dry bitter resin and grasses are first. A sharp front. The palate rolls to an I identified sweetness. Malty and lightly citrus. The end is bitter and dank. O - easily the best black ipa I've had yet. Smooth and drinkable. Not overly malty or hoppy. And so dark. 3.8
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of fresh pine hops with a bit of grass and a backing dark grain note. Flavor has more of a musty dark grain note with roasted malts, a good amount of pine and just a bit of resin.
MartzMimic (8) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy white head that dissipates reasonably soon. Nose is of sweet, floral pine. The pine carries through to taste, along with chocolate, caramel, citrus and hops. The bitterness hangs around a bit. Medium mouth with a bit of carbonation. This is a nice black IPA. I’ve been searching for it a while, and it did not disappoint.
motherkucker (3) - tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probabky the best black ipa on the market. Biggest downfall is limited availability. When thus beer hits the you better act fast.
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and pine. The flavor is bitter pine, roasted malt, chocolate, cream and light smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/04/2011: Marshall El CuCuy India Style Black Ale... Aroma: Chocolate citrus and herbal hoppiness. Appearance: Very dark brown, opaque, dark beige crown. Flavor: Big grapefruit citrus and floral hops, high bitterness that sucks the moisture out of the mouth, dry finish, nice malty base that doesn’t get In The way of the hops, cocoa in the finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full, really smooth and slightly sticky on the lips, oily. Overall: This is super great black IPA, great representation of the style, quite good.
1 pt 6 Fl Oz bottle (Alc 8.6 by Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #60 for this beer.
jake65 (2434) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown body, just a little lighter in color than a lightly colored porter, with a finger of creamy brown head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet and inviting; citrus, pine, light roast, and cocoa. Really what I love about this style... leads to a nice flavor that hits a nice balance of sweetness, roast, and hops. The caramel and pine work together well. A very drinkable ale that really hits the mark on the style. Thanks soonerchamps!
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, some citrus and piney hops. Taste is citrusy sweet and roasted malt. A real tasty beer. Nice lacing and the roasted malt leaves a wonderful aftertaste.
Shaftie (217) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was well done, I’m so proud that decent beer is being made in my home state. Malty front, citra in the back rounding out a nice hop profile. The most impressive thing about this brew to me is that it has alledgely shown consistency. Well done Marshall, congrats on brewing the highest rated OK beer.