Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. The nose is all hops. Very floral and grassy - aggressive hopping is evident. It pour solid black with a big tan head that fades quickly. The taste is roasty and very hoppy. Its a bit thin on the palette which is a bit of a let down. But overall its a pretty good black IPA.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a semi-transparent black colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was black malt and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of black malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
jormes (1) - paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far the best Black IPA Iíve ever tasted. I hate that I canít find more of it. :) :)
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Malt, honey and hop aromas. Hops, coffee, chocolate and malt. Super astringent.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
blind ref! .. . new holland makes a good beer or two, lets see .. . deep brown dog .. medium lacing .. mild headring .. . some mild roastiness, bark and grass .. . seemed like they rushed something .. . . my dad eats a lot of salt, he didnít just pass a kidney stone, he passed an entire salt shaker..
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy pour with minimum head, a little weak in the taste. Looks better than its taste.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and citrus
Taste: Toasted malts and pine resin
jbruner (1691) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBWG tasting. Pours a translucent brownish black with thin tan lacy head that sticks slightly on the way down. Aroma of roasted barley and hoppy resins. Taste follows with a quick, bitter finish that is a little thin on the mouth. Not great, but Iíd definitely drink it again.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with watery tan head. Roasted malt and resiny hops. Dry roasted malt on the front with a pretty nice finishing bitter. Medium bodied but fizzzy. Ok beer just a little off
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. Lots of pine and grapefruit in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some dirt, pine, grapefruit, nips of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, mild roast, some ripe citrus. Decent black IPA.