mavericks0619 (46) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes of coffee and nuts. Good bitterness from the hops. Just wish it were a little thicker.
koleminer20 (1486) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. The pour is a nice black, dark and heavy with a thin cap of darker khaki head that falls to a collar. The aroma is malty and roasty with a light bitterness. I don't get any coffee at all on this. It's a little disappointing. The flavor is hoppy, with a touch of malt. That's about it. There is no complexity. The mouth feel is incredibly thick with a heavy soft carbonation. The aftertaste is wonderful. There is a lingering coffee go go with a slight maltiness and a touch of bitter hops. It's good, but the lack of coffee and resounding flavor is really a disappointment.
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varanid99 (827) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, pine, roasty aromas. Taste is coffee, cocoa, burnt caramel, then some hoppy bitterness, finishes very smooth, creamy, almost chocolate milk
Daytonbeer (720) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with dark tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, ethanol, and citrus/pine hops. Taste is dark chocolate, caramel, biscuit, and earthy hops.
arnold931 (1105) - Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is roast, pine and coffee. Taste is a lot more pine. Nice mouthfeel. Great black IPA.
BuckeyeBoy (4432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is heavy coffee oats and lots of hops. Taste is more of the heavy coffee roast malts oats chocolate and a heavy dose of hops.
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl single bottle into a shaker, purchased at Hy-Vee Wine & Spirirts - Muscatine. Black appearance with a lingering, lacy, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla, cocoa, light toffee, earthy hops and light pine. The flavor adds some zesty hops, a moderate bitterness, a mild sweetness and a lingering, light dry finish. Rich and balanced with a medium body. This is really good, probably my favorite "Black IPA".
ebone1988 (765) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a fine mixture of hops and coffee, earthy hops, robust malt, chocolate, pine, really really complex. Appearance is black, thick, light brown head. Taste is unbelievable, wonderful coffee, chocolate, cookie, roasted malt, followed by pine, bitter earthy hops, wow. Mouthfeel is incredibly thick, lingering hop and malt bitterness, light to medium carbonation. Overall, holy fuck balls I am enjoying this one, and I’m not huge about this style. Easily the best black IPA I’ve tasted.
fombe89 (1380) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. @Kraken, Oviedo 28/11/2015.
Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, herbal, aromas torrefactos cafe, muy buena.
altonbrownd (4786) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/18/2010 10:51:10 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with thinnish oaky head. Nose of malts, wheat and some chocolate notes. Also grapefruit and citrus. Taste of hops and citrus in the front. Then gets maltier, and chocolatey. Bitter in the finish. An interesting, and wide palette, but very uniform. Not sure this is a Stout either but I quite enjoyed it.
dfearnley (1484) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Coffee, juniper, bacon, toasted malt, spruce, and motor oil. Black, silky black, with a frothy and mottled, light tan head. Taste is coffee, coffee, dark chocolate, with some late bitterness. Mouthfeel is very creamy, and somewhat chalky.