JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I should enter another beer, as this is bourbon barrel aged. Hoppy and boozy with enough flavor to flat out kill it with flavor. Pretty good brew from an unknown brewery. Awesomeness!
dmac (4497) - 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 (20) - 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 (2570) - 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 (1208) - 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 (6237) - 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 (5206) - 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 (2298) - 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 (315) - 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 (4972) - 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.