brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yay for Folly Packs. A dark brown beer with nice head. Aroma of cloves, biscuits, nuts, and autumn. Taste of toffee, berries, and a little bit of bitterness from the hops. From the description on the bottle and my initial tasting, I thought this maybe would be a wheat based brown ale and was surprised it was called a Black IPA--seems more malt forward than hop forward. Ah well, still a good beer.
gschrade (331) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste Carmel, chocolate, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigguns22 (528) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s like a brown ipa. Dark brown color with hints of red. Tall tan head that lingers and sticks to the glass. Aroma is sweet,cocoa and hops. A great mix of hops and malts that will not let you down.
tectactoe (693) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Bottle: looks completely black upon pouring, but holding to the light reveals some deep ruby highlights. Beige-ish head with great retention, leaving a huge web of lacing all around. Aroma includes heavy cocoa & chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, & a wet, dripping dank note from the hops. Kind of herbal & maybe slightly citric, too. Taste starts off with some stale cocoa malt & a touch of ashiness with a floral, slightly dank & oily hop presence over top. Slight green, earthy, & onion-y notes hidden. Mildly bitter finish with a faint staleness about it. Citric bit grows with warmth but is still balanced by roasted, chocolate malts.
Rrauth (907) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Beerilicious iphone app: caramel and roast. not a huge fan of it. I would skip in the future
Beergeek23322 (1709) - 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 (1031) - 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 (449) - 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 (1442) - 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.