Tide (787) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brewery. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with caramel, hops, chocolate, earthy notes, citrus and ripe fruits. Wonderful blend of different styles in body. Bitter finish roasted malts and hops. Excellent specialty brew.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Vine Street. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy, light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is dank, herbal, and pine hops, chocolate and roast malt with prunes and dates. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ratman197 (7761) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine Street poured a clear dark reddish brownwith a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, roastiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. dark brown body, slightly muddy, with a medium brown head of average retention. roast and plum dominant nose is doughy / bready / muddy from the yeast. medium body, somewhat chewy, moderately bitterness, light char surrounded by chocolate chew roast and burnt plums and a lingering caramel malt finish. decent.
adnielsen (6551) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Vine Street. Black appearance with a dark brown appearance. Quite roasty, dark chocolate, a bit piney aroma. Really a delicious roasty flavor with some dark chocolate, piney, earth, and plenty of coffee. Really an excellent beer.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, CO. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dry roasts and juicy grapefruit pines with a solid chocolate backing and a few florals. Flavor is juicy grapefruit pines and a solid roast up front with a good amount of chocolate providing a moderate sweetness. A few florals in the middle as the hops remain fairly juicy and the roasts and chocolate keep things balanced. Finishes dry, roasty, and piney, but has a nice juicy citrus and chocolate sweetness. Medium bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste that follows a medium body and a medium-light carbonation. Overall, a solid Black IPA. Well hopped with some juicier citruses, plenty of roasts, and a nice chocolate backing. Good beer.