dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Smell citrusy. Tastes sweet with bitter finish. Very smooth mouth feel. Excellant black IPA.
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour toffee head. Nose is pine tar. Bitter. Middle is chocolate roasted malt. Finish is strong hop bitterness. Good.
Hammy78 (835) - 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.
knickskicks (835) - - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Nose is piney, roasted malts, hop resin, slight veggies. Taste is pine, a touch of coffee, roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry bitter finish.
Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Strong aroma of citrus and pine hops. Light body with hop bitterness upfront, notes of molasses and roasted malts, and some malt sweetness.
RickTStiles (817) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 pours black with a lasting beige head and some lacing. aroma is sweet dark malt and some hop acidity. taste is bitter dark malt with piney hops. finish is juicy and bitter. a rare beer whose last sip is its best.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that had decent retention and some good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a pine hop, a roasted grain malt and a mild moldy yeast with notes of caramel, coffee, a bit of chocolate and licorice.
The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with notes of caramel and licorice at first and then became lightly bitter with a note of coffee and a piney hop finish. The flavor only stuck around for a short while with the taste fading rather quickly, leaving behind a mild piney bitterness.
Mouthfeel was just a bit under medium in body with a dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a mildly hoppy Black IPA that was very easy going down, and had an enjoyable aftertaste...
48FanInCali (796) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice black IPA. Nose and taste very similar with nice balanced hop profile, chocolate malt, and molasses. Light on the palate yet nice body.
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ddemmingjr (753) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back from the Medici retreat. Pours clear, mahogany brown, frothy khaki head with lacing. Nose of pine, cocoa, coffee, hazelnut, biscuits, cola and citrus notes. Really nice. On the palate, chocolate, caramel malts, nuts, earth, yeast, citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Not too resinous as many black IPA can be. Med to light bodied. Really solid sessionable black IPA
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Scipio (751) - 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.