Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fifth Quadrant (NOL) - 07/11/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head that soon clears to the edges.
Nose is pine, hops, touch of chocolate and a little grapefruit.
Tastes of pine, hops, malt, chocolate, touch of mineral.
Medium bodied with light carbonation, smooth on the palate lending towards a bitter finish.
A decent enough CDA.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense, rocky, foamy and creamy dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grainy with some roasts, a light chocolate, and some citrus pines with a few florals and resins. Flavor is similar. Citrus florals and resiny pines with some grains, chocolate, and roasts. Finishes clean and dry with some roasts, chocolate, a good amount of citruses, and a medium-high bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Black IPA. Well hopped with some chocolate and a few roast notes. Not bad.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black pour with beige head. Yeasty aroma. Flavour is malty and hoppy, well balanced. I didn’t taste the hop varieties, perhaps my palate is not sensitive enough. Roasty touches.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at OBF as EleventyOne CDA. Pours dark dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aromas of chocolate cookie and ginger? citrus? Med body. Flavor is citrus, chocolate, dark malt. Goes a bit earthy in a fairly bitter and dry finish.