Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what a black IPA/ Cascadian Dark Ale should be. Deep Brown, almost black color. A little head, not much. Aromas of deep caramel, burnt sugar, and earthy hops. Perfect balance in flavors, not too roasty to battle with the hops, slight bitterness from grains match perfectly with the hops in the finish. I could drink this all day. Balanced, complex. Had with Chipotle sausages and Avacados! Excellent
574deadzone (570) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours nicely black with ruby highlights and a tall, rocky khaki head that settles slowly and leaves some healthy lace. Nose initially presents ashy roastiness which gives way to a clean, earthy pine hop note. Pretty sweet flavorwise, and touch less bitter. Medium-full body, softer carb, creamy, with a toasty bitter finish. A solid brew, but not especially hop forward as one might hope. More toward a hoppier robust porter. Still tasty, though.
Thudstrum (11) - - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchase/. Solid black IPA, not too bitter, not too effervescent. Will buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Imaena (1066) - 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 (4783) - 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.
oipivo (243) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good. My rating system is as follows: bad, meh, good, great, grand, OMG!
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 I’ve ever tasted. I hate that I can’t find more of it. :) :)
Mittenator (538) - 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 (5000) - .....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 didn’t 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 (3260) - 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