budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As far as Black ipaís go, this is the pinnacle. It pours deep brown/black with very little head but a fair amount of lacing nonetheless. The smell is roasted grain, light citrus, and caramelized sugar. The taste is brilliant. Thereís a beautiful porter like depth balanced with crisp refreshing hops that come together like magic. Until I find a superior black ipa, this one will remain an almost perfect score for me.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes, with some darker malt thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the strong pine and resin notes from the hops really coming through strong. There is also some chocolate and lightly roasted malt, as well as some cream and a low amount of bitterness. There is also a slight medicinal flavor, but I canít pick out what it is caused by. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours brownish black, milky khaki one finger head. Nose is cocoa, subtle pine, roasted malts. Once on the palate, roasted malts, spicy hop bitterness powers through. Long, spicy finish. Abv masked well. Solid, not outstanding
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jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma milder than would have thought, hint of hops and toasted malt. Appearance is mildly opaque black or dark brown, taste has a light malt toasting with hops mixed in, well balanced with the high alcohol. Overall a pretty descent seasonal brew from Odellís.
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bt the time I got this 4 pack of 12 ouncers home, they were at a great temperature to drink (50ish). It poured a thick opaque with big head which settled slowly. The first thing to jump out was the cocoa, then the hops; an interesting one-two punch that was very enjoyable. The alcohol was well hidden. I hope to pick up another 4 pack before itís gone for the season. Great stuff!
teddybeer (3268) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to MatSciGuy]. 12fl. oz. bottle. Black colour with a nice formation of an tan head, medium lasting. Aroma is slighty toasty and strong hoppy. Flavour has toasted malts notes with hints of licorice, bittery. The final is strong bittery with a good duration. Carbonation is medium. Texture is slightly oily. Body is medium to high.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh man, what an exceptional double black! I have a new favorite black and Iím expecting this to be the one to beat on this trendy season. I hope this gets into regular rotation beyond the trendy black season. Well done!!
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a minimal tan head. Nose is toffee, malt, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is toffee and coffee, but with a berry or citrus sweetness you get with some milder blends. There is no trace of the 9.5% ABV. The hops, on the other hand, are apparent and add a bit of a bite that is very enjoyable. Great mouthfeel. Iím really enjoying this. It is probably the best black IPA Iíve had to date.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma of dark, roasty, lightly sweet malts and piney, earthy, citric hops, with notes of black bread, faint chocolate, toffee, grapefruit and a certain floral, musky perfume in the background. A little hard to pin down, but pleasant enough. Deep, dark brown in color, fairly solid and nearly black, with a lasting, fine, light tan head. Flavor profile is very gently sweet and hoppy up front, turning drier and far more bitter thereafter, with a roasty, malty tone throughout and a brief glimpse of fiery alcohol at the finish. Plenty of effervescence on the palate, which is slick, resinous and drying, body is plenty full. The lingering impression is pretty much exactly as advertised, a fairly gigantic Double IPA with about a gazillion IBUs and a lightly roasty, chocolate and almost smoky malt character. Really pretty enjoyable, I have gone through a couple of 4-packs of this already.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to mar.
Deep black brew with some tan head. Lovin the nose - roasted malt, pine and citrus hops, and a little chocolate. More chocolate in the flavor with some nuttiness.