cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Park Place) - Pours a deep brown color with a solid one finger thick tan head. very light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt with hints of chocolate and herbal hops. Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and herbal hops. the malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. I expected more of a hop presence, still it was a good beer. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. A nice beer.
Countbeer (5264) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks Andrew:
Medium sized vast and slow disappearing creamy beige light tan head on top of a black colored beer.
Smell hops, cream, malts, wet wood, herbs, milk, milk chocolate.
Taste bitters, milk chocolate, chocolate milk, some toasted herbs, hops, toast, yeast, toasted barley malts and some milky chocolate spices.
Aftertaste is nice floral with some chocolate, bitter, toasted barley malts and milk/milk chocolate.
Low carbo, creamy texture, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
jhamp9 (1278) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice cream colored head and great lacing. Aroma is an interesting blend of fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Citrus taste up front followed by chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol in the finish. Coffee aftertaste. Very interesting and good overall.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, piney, cocoa, roasted and a tad smokey. Initial flavor is smooth, slightly bitter. Cocoa and roasted malt are up front with a nice piney hop bitterness finish, resiny and a touch of burnt. Mouthfeel is oily with slight stickiness. Not what I was expecting. At 10% the alcohol is well hidden. Not much of an IPA flavor at all, except for the pine hops. It’s definitely a good beer and worth a try, just a tad disappointed cause I was expecting a massive hoppy beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Citrus peel and roasted malt nose.   A little candied and sweet.   Pine, citrus pith and peel, with soft roasted malts on the tongue.   Had I not looked at the beer, had it in the dark, I might not think Black IPA at all.   Seems like a respectable Double IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Pale roast, stronger pith/peel citrus bits on the exit.   Mild to moderate sweetness.   Good quaffer!
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours very dark brown with thin tan head. The mild aroma offers up bits of black pepper, black licorice, spicy hops and chocolate. The taste is full malt forward with dark roasted malts, burnt malts and a firm level of chocolate malts. Around the edges of the malts I get some spicy hops, earthy hops and a good bit of spicy black licorice and a sense of spicy oak wood notes (in the absence of any wood treatment too). This is one interesting beer that doesn’t really fit into a style. The former one, Imperial Stout, likely fits best.
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Grapefruit pine aroma. Malt and pine taste.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, graham cracker, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, light ash, grass, and citrus with a dry finish.