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.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a recent trade. Noted of roasted malt and notes of fruity hops. The two do not always meet. This one is one of those clashing competing kind of black IPAs that gives them a bad name. Initial aroma too is super medicinal. Just not working for me.
Beachmaster (435) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught. Pours black, with a big tan head. Nose is citrus hops and dark malt. tast is dark malt, coffee, and a nice citrusy hop finish. Pretty good.
vtafro (6418) - 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 (592) - 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. It’s ones aged a few months, so I think the hops have mellowed considerable. It’s very balanced and very tasty. I’m impressed.
djd07 (9563) - 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 (6451) - 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 (1500) - 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 (531) - 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 (20945) - 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.