1pintatatime (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly carbonated and pours nearly black with a thick and rich tan head. Flavor is somewhat muted at first with burnt toast and dark chocolate flavors followed by a nice dry finish that brings out some of those chocolate flavors a bit more. This might benefit from drinking a few degrees warmer than your average IPA. I don’t know that this would be my go-to style, but it’s well done. Would drink again.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting and tasteful. Black pour with some ruby highlights. Soft heat. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Taste is a smooth blend of caramel malt, cocoa, molasses and finishes with a pine hops bite.
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my first ever black IPAs. Molasses, cocoa, and bread on the nose, following onto the palate. Finishes with an interesting pine/grass note to give this a nice backbone.
Scipio (774) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium sized, light tan head that doesn’t last all that long. The aroma gives you a strong citrus impression, with lots of grapefruit and pine. It has a malty balance of chocolate, some licorice, and light coffee as well. The taste has a heavy hoppy bitterness to it. Lots of pine, with milder grapefruit and chocolate. I still get hints of licorice. Aftertaste is short, with pine and some coffee. Medium bodied, lots of lively carbonation, with a very hoppy texture. I enjoyed this. Its a very good representative of this style.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours a very dark shade of brown with a rocky brown head. Nose is more malt based than expected. The taste is of piney hops, chocolate malts and grains. Moderately bitter. A lighter black IPA, but much more sesionable as well. Tasting notes from 2012.
jkwood04 (5070) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, light chocolate, and a decent amount of floral hops. Flavor the same, all sort of light. Average texture. Decent but not the best of its style.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LSU Game Day Tasting. Notes are pretty sparse on this brew. The roasted malts doesn’t over power the natural hoppiness of the and IPA. One of the best Black IPA’s I I’ve ever had. Bottle - Tasted at Sharing
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very enjoyable black ipa. Aroma and taste convey fresh pine and hay. There is also some flavor of coffee and cocoa.
revolution2718 (376) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle is on old side, 5 months. Pours black with finger of head. Nose is little hoppy, little roasty. Taste is roast, hops, mild bitterness, pretty watery. Eh.
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SpongeRuiner (1051) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very black with a slight fruity pebble aroma. A lot of dark fruits and hops. Pretty good for the given style.