olr1984 (714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours deep dark brown with large off white head. Hop aroma. Hop chocolate taste.
pablo951 (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great IPA in Black. A creeper of a hop aroma. Heavy on the hop light on the caramel full on the flavor!
ChiGuy68 (295) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a rich dark brown with a lasting, frothy, light brown head . Big hop aroma and taste. My favorite New Glarus beer to date.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark brown with a ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with some caramel and roasty coffee. Taste is light bitter. Roasty dark malts and loads of citrus and tropical fruits with a little bit of pine. Medium bodied with a sonewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. One of the better black ipas ive had.
RobertDale (2617) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, fruit, and pine. Taste is roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, chocolate, and molasses. My new favorite Black IPA.
queenholly (2416) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Weihennweizer. Sweet milk chocolate and light mint aroma. Smells for all the world like a glass of slightly minty chocolate milk. Deep chestnut with a moderate beige head. Chocolate and roasty malt, spicy minty spruce hops and light anise flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation.
HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good pale ale, got a little of the bitter hops from the smell. But the malt they used in addition to the molasses really overpowered the typical bitter nature of an IPA. If this beer were labeled a Black Pale Ale, I would have scored it much higher.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow hadn’t rated this one until now. 12oz bottle. Unfiltered deep burgundy-brown body. Creamy beige head. Minty, citrus tinged aroma. Smooth and doughy. Not exactly a great example of the style, but a very balanced, enjoyable beer. Fluffy, doughy body. Brown chocolate tones. Present but subdued hops. OK.
mrjaxson (242) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first scent (hoppy as all get out) and distant finish (soft dryness) you would think this is a straightforward IPA. The middle, though, has a very subtle sweetness brought on by the malts that signals this is something different. It pours as nicely as any beer and I wanted to give it a 5 for appearance--but the amateurish Black Top label design prevented me from going beyond 4.
Hammy78 (660) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in Madison, Wi. Pours a super dark brown, virtually black, with about a finger of khaki head and layers of lacing. Nose is a perfect blend of hops, and a touch of malt. Tastes quite sweet and a mix of both pine and citrus hop bitterness. Really good.