nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is hoppy with porter like elements of coffee, chocolate, and burnt malt. The hops are citrus/pine. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical of this style. Overall this is a decent beer.
Chudwick (1081) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours dark brown with thin offwhite head. Citrus hops and caramel with toastiness. Bitter with light sweetness. Refreshing with a somewhat dry finish.
malrubius (1403) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tremont Tap House. Dark brown with tan head and lace.Green earthy hop and coffee aroma. Mild fruity coffee flavor with green hop dry finish. Very good.
radioseer (296) - Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost ebony color with a cream head. Chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma. Similar flavors in the taste with a more pronounced hoppiness. Soft carbonation and creamy texture. Bitter finish.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small frothy light beige head. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Thin mouthfeel with a resin hops and citrus with a light bitter finish. Easy to drink a very good Black IPA from New Holland.
Pawola22 (3094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big citruses with some florals and a dull pine as well as a moderate roast, some chocolate, and a bit of a licorice note. Flavor is similar. Lots of citruses with some dull pines and florals, earth, dry roasts, and a light chocolate sweetness. Finishes with a long bitterness that completely dries with a bunch of citruses and just a touch of sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad Black IPA, but lacking a lot of depth. Lots of dull citruses, dry roasts, and a lighter chocolate. Was hoping for more.
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black, almost black color. White head that clings to tye side of the glass. Rich deep roasted malts balanced with dry hops. Caramel sweetness in the finish. Lovely beer.
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at OT, sthlm 120529. Black beer with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with some choclate notes and a bit metallic notes too. Hoppy, fruity flavour with some metallic notes.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate head. Subtle nose to it, with just some hints of hoppiness. Good level of hops in the taste that’s balanced out so as not to be harsh. Great find.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a terrific brew to cap off the day. Strong malt flavor with a mild taste of bitter hops. Decently balanced and very smooth