dnstone (2165) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (597) - 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 (11599) - 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 (343) - 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 (4168) - 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 (392) - - 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.
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black with ruby highlights. Sustained beige head. Not too bitter or too roasty. Smooth. Great balance all around. Really comes together well.
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, roasted malt, citrus/grapefruit hops, and light coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a large tan head that has great retention and leaves behind some spotty soapy lacing. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, lighter roasted malt, and a touch of caramel. The finish has roasted coffee, lighter citrus/grapefruit hops, and a touch of roasted nuts. It’s medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. Overall, I’d throw this in the hoppy Porter category like most Black IPAs.
Lawnboard (2) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A quaffable imperial black IPA. Who ever thought those words would come together but it is true. Pours a dark viscous black with light brown lacing. Aroma is immediately a roast malt with coffee and bitter chocolate following as the hops kick in. Very light hop aroma but it works. The taste is foremost a caramel, roast hops and a light sweetness that is backed by a mellow balance from the bittering hops. It has a well balanced body and just enough carbonation to cleanse the most astringent part of the hops out. Would be closer to a cascadian dark ale or an imperial American dry stout.
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 5, 2014. Received as a trade with jcwattsrugger. Thanks John. A black as night pour with a huge, foamy tan head. The aromas Are on the subtle side with the dark malts played up and the hops played down. But generally nicely balanced. Medium body. Some astringency. The taste tends to lean sweet and malty rather than hoppy but those earthy hops are there. Drinkable all around.
highibus (737) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with thin white head. Excelent lacing. Not a huge aroma but a light bit of hops. Not overly hoppy but enough and just a bit of roast on the finish. Not as hoppy as others I have had but really nice.