dnstone (2614) - 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.
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black pour, very hearty looking. Chocolate and roast and juicy tropical fruit and piney hops all in good balance, very drinkable. I wasn’t impressed by their kölsch, so this was a nice surprise.
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Addictions Bar & Grill, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a wonderful balance of roasted malt and piney hops - very robust. Flavour is robust, with a great balance of roasted malt and piney hops. Dry, robust and nicely bitter on the finish. An excellent by-the-books black IPA.
haddon90 (1615) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at PHX. Pour a dark, black color with a thick, frothy tan head. Roasted maltiness with a strong sense of hops. Clean, bitter taste with a nice, dry finish. Good balance. Not too overpowering. Sold, solid beer.
TheMattBrewer (11) - - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balances a burnt finish, an initial malt, and a hoppy body well, capping the black as night brew below a pleasantly thick head. Best as nitro. There’s also a version with a heavier coffee presence that expands on the roast notes very well.
Itzjerm (2271) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice chalky malty dark beer with a nice head. Sweet and burnt flavors. Toasted. A nice brew for sure.
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MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Pub & Grub in Angel Fire, NM.
Opaque, brown-black with a thin khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops.
Taste of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and earthy hops.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Raven Cafe in Prescott. Black color, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine cones dipped in coffee. Taste is very roasty pine. Delicious.
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hits the style and very drinkable though biased to the hoppy side and higher carbonation. At the source.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the best part of this IPA is that it doesn’t feel real heavy. It’s definitely more roasted than their main IPA but the hop flavor is still enjoyable. The rare black IPA that my wife liked too.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an awesome black IPA. Big black pour with a foamy brown/tan head. Nice lacing. Foams up again nicely if you swirl the glass a bit. Big roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavours but the bitter hoppiness and pine still manage to shine through. Very smooth and well balanced.