Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, citrus, caramel. Good balance. Bitter hops on the finish. Not bad at all.
BOSSbrewer (2318) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm not a fan of black ipa's but this is. Very drinkable beer. Pours a dark brown. Citrus on the nose. Good beer.
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste is sort of earthy with caramel and a nice moderate amount of hop kick to it. Well rounded.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, small tan head, light lacing. Sweet malt, chocolate, roasted, hoppy. Medium body, not.too sweet not too bitter. Nice. Worth a try.
chinchin (15) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours dark brown with an attractive sugar cookie batter colored head of froth. Mouth watering aroma with notes of chocolate and rich malts. First sip. Wow. Toasted grain, caramel, chocolate, and malt. Really good. Medium body and carbonation, hoppy, with a nice bittersweet quality. The finish is crisp, refreshing, and ends with a nice lingering chalky dark chocolate finish. Great Brew for the price.
edgallow (2578) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pour brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, pine and spice. Taste is the pine , citrus and nice malts.
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted grain for the malt, lightly to moderate pine resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with a note of charcoal. Head is small, fizzy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation and has a dry finish. A lighter than most Black IPAs, but it’s still packed with a lot of BIPA flavors.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a dark brown liquid while a thick frothy layer of foam almost poured over the rim of my pint glass. The aroma is all hops and gives off a touch of pine or citrus that smells similar to orange juice, but I’m unable to pick up on the dark malts used. The flavor is smooth and tends to be heavily weighted in the hops department while a soft touch of lightly roast malts hangs in the balance. Certainly a more tame Black IPA style that was meant for a 6 pack session.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This I actually drank on a snow day back in college and loved it. Dark and roasty with a nice caramel flavor.
mikedR (1500) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. I particularly like the strong caramel notes in the flavor. That's preceded by a translucent amber pour with white froth. Although not a Christmas ale per se, some spicing apparent albeit not dominant. Grading a little easy because the bottle I'm tasting may be outdated, and right now it's >90 F in Phoenix ...
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