dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black-brown in color with soft off-white head. Light sweet roast aroma. Sweet and subtley...hoppy-piney and strong but dominated by roast sweetness.
Livendadream (148) - New Mexico, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Btl pours an opaque dark brown color, almost black really. Huge fluffy tan head that lingers for a while leaving tons of lace on glass. Aromas of pine,grapefruit , lemon zest, molasses and a wisp of toasted bread. Tastes of citrus, roasted grains, buscuit,caramel and pine. Medium body, lively carbonation,tingling yet soft mouthfeel and a semi dry, lightly bitter finish. This is a nicely balanced beer. The alcohol is hidden very well also. It is hard to believe this is rated at 100 IBUs. The hop flavors are very mellow, making this beer very easy to consume.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, thick, and opaque. Tan head, good lacing, nice appearance overall. So i made a black ipa that was similar to this, but theirs is better, quite honestly. The mouthfeel is closer for the style, not creamy but close. Long aftertaste and pronounced hoppiness. They say it’s closer to a porter, i disagree. It does its own style well.
VeinAle (112) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark as night, mocha and mild bitter. Good hop coverage with a great mouth feel. A nice black, worth a try.
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite surprised with this one.
Strong chocolately nose with resiny bitterness behind.
Medium semi-dry body. roasty and happy.
Good Black IPA.
lachrymalisis (419) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very subdued hop character, even for an IBA. I’m consistently disappointed in dark hoppy beers save for a few producers who seem to understand that dark malts inherently cover up subtle hop character.
It’s a well made, clean, drinkable beer, but as an IBA, it’s very weak.,
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little chocolaty, malty, strong bold taste, a little bitter, super smooth and delicious
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mother Road. Black in color with a small khaki head. Really piney, herbal nose. Some roast, sweet orange, and licorice. Slightly vegetal and malty. There’s a lot of caramel, roast, and licorice. Herbal, woody hop flavor and bitterness. Kind of an acidic finish on it. Not their best.
Berard (413) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden brown with solid white head that lingers. Nice grapefruit aroma over medium carbonation. Reasonable complexity in a tasty ipa.
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travita (4307) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and a good tan head. The smell is coffee, roast, fruit, berries, ash, burnt, and pine. The taste is pine, roast, malt, burnt, hops, and good.
TylerGreenDC (500) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a 12 oz bottle. Aroma of molasses. Flavors? No molasses. Instead roast toffee, coffee, some dark chocolate. Not sweet, not bitter, just balanced. Nicely balanced.