Patrickctenchi (3814) - 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 (4025) - 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 (2198) - 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 (3602) - 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 (2693) - 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.
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with a thicker khaki head that leaves a hug, foamy wall of lace on the glass. Nose involves clean roasted malt, minty and piney hop notes as well as some grapefruit citrus. Fairly sweet, substantially bitter. Medium to light bodied, a touch thin, oily, with a tannic citrus fruity drying finish. Very tasty and well put together
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks thin, pours black with a small off white head. Nose is pine, chocolate and cereal. Rich. Taste is a a bit metallic up front, heavy bitterness on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light body with a long finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BMMillsy (1433) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Pours black with little to no head. Aroma of hops and some roasted malt. Nice up frot bitterness that fades into a mellow roasted porter-like flavor. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from/shared SWolf! Monster foamy head on this mofo... Nose of roasted malts with a nice hop presence. Taste is mild for a black IPA... Little roasted malts...slight hop presence, but not bitter. Kind of spicy or peppery. Medium body, on the lighter side. Overall: Enjoyable
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael!
The beer is brown and somewhat hazy, with 1/4" of head and minimal lacing. The aroma brings alcohol, roast, licorice and hops. The flavor is decent enough, but I find the hop character lacking presence. Licorice and roast are the primary flavors, with notes of earth and pine in there as well. I’m not even sure that I would have identified this beer as a black IPA, had I not known. A decent brew, but not something I would seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-11-2011