edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, floral and citrus. Taste is roast, grapefruit and caramel.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops with a hint of roast and chocolate. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, nice and dry with just a touch of roast.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and pine/orange peel aroma. Black with small head. Chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Nice blending of malt and hops. Very tasty.
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle..Pour us dark black with a light tan head..nose is roast, spice, chocolate, hop, floral..Taste is roast, chocolate, spice, earth, floral hop,
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Near black with small head. Roasted malt base with substantial hops. Averagish black IPA.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tall, thick, dark tan head.
Chocolate, pepper, grapefruit peel aroma.
Flavour is roasty, almost a chile heat to it...
Spicy, herbal hops.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a good sized rocky light tan head. The aroma has some roast. coffee, chocolate and bits of grapefruit. It has a medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts off with smooth cocoa, cream, earthy hops and some spice. The finish has more hops presence with earthy, pine and citrus along with the mild stout character. Good beer.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a bubbly, frothy tan head and thick lacing. Tastes like bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, burnt toast, roasted grains, light earthiness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt earth.
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, light coffee, some earthiness, faint fig, and faint prunes. Flavor is heavy roast with dark chocolate bitterness, light ash, and faint dark fruit esters; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled on 2/11/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, cocoa, dark chocolate, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roast earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, cocoa, roast, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice black IPA. All around good balance and complexity of hop and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.