jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very dark brown color, topped with a huge tan head. Takes forever to die backÖ lots of thick sheet lacing. The nose is a sweet blend of citrus and pine with roast and subtle chocolate. More roast in the taste, as well as more pine. Enough citrus to sweeten the pot a little, a lingering hops finish and lightly earthy and nutty on the back end. Good stuff.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
36cl, new American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Alejandro for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, roasted/woody/bitter and slightly spicy/fruity, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, good Winter brew
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Hoppy, piney, citrus, black pepper, spices, musty, roasty.
A- Black color, dark brown liquid, tan head.
T- Bitter, rye, pepper, earthy, pine, caramel.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A lovely black IPA and one of the better Iíve had in the style. I liked the bottle artwork a lot. The beer was well balanced and just a nicely brewed beer.
CopterScott (233) - Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark brown almost black color with a thin off-while head. aroma is citrus hops and chocolate. Flavor is big chocolate, citrus malts, and darker fruits. Reminds me of dark chocolate covered fruit, but not overly sweet.
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep black with a firm tan head. Nose is both hoppy and burnt maltiness. Taste is very bitter and roasty also. Alcohol is a bit in your face at the end. Nice.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 11/18/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. Aroma has roasted malt, hops & some notes chocolate. Taste has a rich & smooth flavor that is well balanced & easy to drink. A very nice black IPA.
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MetalNHopHead (1208) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Odell is one of my longtime favorite breweries and the Black IPA style is quickly becoming one of my most sought-after styles. So itís no great surprise to find that I really liked this beer. A lot. Let me start off by saying that the bottle art is insanely cool. Yes, I love most of Odellís art, but this design deserves special recognition. The appearance of this brew is a work of art in its own right. This ale has a definitive shade of black that reveals some brown and mahogany color when held up to light. Head is a gorgeous toasted marshmallow color with a clean look and smooth surface. The aroma reveals fresh roasted coffee sensations and some sweet booze from the 9.5% ABV. Flavor is exceptionally balanced. The coffee and hop dynamics are almost at a perfect equilibrium. Palate is flawless. Itís sleek going down and leaves behind a boozy bitterness that gets caked onto everything. While Mountain Standard doesnít dethrone Stoneís Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale as my favorite Black IPA, itís quite possibly the smoothest Black IPA Iíve had. Itís the most beautiful by far.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle to Glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is roast, toffee, caramel, coffee, citrus. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a nice bitterness following and slightly astringent finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of hops with hints of caramel. Thick hop flavor but very smooth. Very good beer.
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Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Petrol Station. Dark brown color with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, hops and chocolate in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, piney hops and chocolate. The finish is roasty malt up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.