IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Prefunk, Boise, ID. Black with a thick tan head. Dense and lasting. Lacing that almost completely coats the glass. Rich soft roast and hoppy aroma. Huge sweet roasty chocolate flavor. The hops are second string here but this is a delicious brew. Thick and chocolatey. Just barely bitter enough to make it into the BIPA style. Iíve had export stouts or imperial porters like this. Very nice.
devman171 (906) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice black IPA, a bit of a muddled flavor, I prefer a little more crispness here
DenverLogan (773) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle into a medium Duvel glass.
Pours a brown with large amber head and lace.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, peat, dark chocolate, musty notes.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, carob, straw and grapefruit hops. Overall very full bodies with a bitter edge but also lots of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and dark malts to form quite a tasty big black IPA....up there with my favorites.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a large tan colored head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is dark malts with lots of citrus and piney hops, along with caramel, dark fruit, slightly roasted. Taste has a floral, slightly spicy hop character up front that leads into some rich bready, caramel malt. Finish lends some spicy earthy hoppiness that blends nicely with the malts. Hop flavors linger into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, maybe medium-full, with a light carbonation that lends a smooth feel.
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark rich but hoppy treat. The aroma is slightly underwhelming but some typical toasty and hoppy notes are present. Taste is better with rich malt sweetness and a light fruitiness under the dark flavors. Finish is bitter but smooth and faintly creamy... Really nice show from Odell.
DiarmaidBHK (3374) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has some solid malt on the nose. The taste is a bit more piney and hop forward. Hides its booze really well. Solid but not my favorite style.
kevinator (865) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would classify this as an imperial black IPA. The aroma was a balance of dark roasted malts and piney hops. It had a dark color with a little bit of reddish-brown seeping through. It was a good balance of roasted and bitter with a little bit of smoke thrown in. The alcohol was well hidden. It had a medium weight palate with a below-average carbonation. Nicely done.
JohnnyJ (4260) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee, light cocoa, and despite the age it still has some pine and hop bitterness. Enjoyable.
Jhackmeister (11) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle with a Best By date of 1/8/13. Pours an incredibly dark black with a light tan head with great lacing. The aroma the brown sugar and coffee, clearly the age on this beer has dulled the hop character of the DIPA, but what remains is an intriguing beer. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of dark roast coffee and big malty sweetness. The end still has a good hop bitterness but very little other hop characteristics, and the finish is slightly sweet with an alcohol warming. Overall, I am very impressed with this beer's aging ability.
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UncleKorm (743) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a huge thick long lasting tan head and excellent lacing. Big fresh hoppy aromas, pine, grapefruit rind, roast, malts, and chocolate. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are malty chocolates and roasted malt, pine hops, a hint of citrus, and a clean, bitter pine finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel average carbonation, and a warm finish.