dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from gimmethefunk, thanks Pat. Poured a lighter density black body with a large frothy super light beige head. Aroma of cellar, dusty chocolate, dark cherry skins, cola, dark toast. Body is huge foam, lighter watery mouthfeel and a lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor is horrible, sort of like burnt bandaids. Meh if this isn’t infected than these are the worst brewers around.
Jlew715 (16) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle, new label looks childish compared to old art-deco label. Pour is deep reddish brown to black with a two finger beige head. Aroma is a little hoppy; not very strong. Taste is hoppy at first, with a malty middle and a slightly bitter finish. Overall texture is fairly thick, as expected for a black IPA. A decent brew for the style.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of malts, floral and pine. Taste is resin, floral and caramel.
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a very deep red brown with a light tan head. Floral, herbal, grassy hops in the aroma with a toasty malt background. Roasty pine herbal flavors. Well made and tasty.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a translucent dark cola with ample foamy light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, roast, and bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but less robust, with an average mouthfeel. Still, a solid Black IPA.
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA poured a deep, dark amber colour with a frothy, tan head. Scents include roasted malt, grassy hops and caramel. First swig had medium/ high carbonation with flavours of Melloids coughdrops, Burnt toast, coffee and spruce hops. Finsh is burnt with a nice hop bitterness lingering.
czar (4927) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours unclear light brown reddish with a tall frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. very spicy and spicy roasted malts - kind of bland very roasted malts, spicy coffee beans, sweetish red berry fruitiness, carbonic acid, very ashy - offensive, booze. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet grassy-spicy-piney-citrusy-ashy finish. sort of blah.
BOSSbrewer (2150) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours dark brown to black with a thin off white head. Slight roast balanced by nice hoppiness. Very pleasant beer.
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BrownALEx (300) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer, only drawback is the appearance, cloudy and muddy. Otherwise, excellent beer. Nice hop and malt taste. Well balanced.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich deep copper and light brown coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head that leaves quite the ugly lace. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, light cardboard and some grassy and herbal hops - not too bittering though. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a good roasty flavour at first, some lighter nutty and earthy notes and a solid but very short-lived hop bite. Aftertaste shows a hint of earth, some caramel and light sweet notes and a good hop taste filled with pine and flowers. Overall, a decent black IPA that shows more IPA and less roasted notes, but the profile is there - it just isn’t amplified enough. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$2.19 sampled at home in Washington on 19-December-2013.