AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby brown color/ tan head. Roasty, nutty, coffee aromas. medium body. Medium roast malt, dirt, dark chocolate flavors with mild citrus hoppage--decent
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Naked City... Poured black-ish with a thin head. Full bodied with notes of cocoa, coffee, ash, and toasted malt. Mild bitterness with a mocha finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This definitely did not seem like a black ipa. I was thinking more porter like the last dude too. Nose is nice and roasty with soft chocolatey undertones. Pours black with a thin off white head. The flavor starts roasty, moves through some light chocolate sweetness and finishes dry and earthy. Tastes like a house porter. Nice and drinkable.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint @Naked City. According to the menu this is a black ale. Not sure how this is any different from a porter, which is exactly what it tastes like. Reminds me of Black Butte.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ncbc. Pours jet black with a loose and sudsy tan head. Mild roasty ashy nose. Creamy medium body with mild carb. Roasty toasty ashy smoky mid palate. Ashy finish.