rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black with small head. Big malt, like a stout with just a bit of hops poking through.
jhamp9 (1568) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong roasted malts and piney hops. Taste is pine, roast, dark chocolate, bread. Dark malts and the hops play very together in this one. Really nice black IPA.
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ.
Near black opaque body with a filmy beige head. Aromas of pine, chocolate, roast. Lovely balance. I’m not typically a of fan of black IPAs, but this is certainly noteworthy. Bitter chocolates and resinous hops. Silky mid palate finishing with some bitter chocolate and hop notes. Well done.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep cola colour with a big, lively head. Not as hoppy as I would have thought and the alcohol is well hidden.
thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Odells brewery. Pours dark caramel with minimal head. Smells of piney resin and dark chocolate. Taste of big hops with really bitter after taste that sticks around. Great beer but not my style.
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Easy Tiger, Austin.
Almost clear brown-black, no head. Burnt sugar, smoky, bacon?, boozy goodness. Really nice.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black wig off white head. Aroma is very piney, sweet citrus, chocolate. Taste is smooth, easy, creamy, medium bodied, good bitterness. Done very well.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, dark brown w/ tan head. Aroma is sticky hops. Resinous palate. Taste is a.combo orlf citrusy hop resin and dark mild malt. Warming finish.
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"12 ouncer from a 4-pack. after Stone SSR and 15th AV, I don’t think any other black ipa hangs with this bad boy. had it before bringing in the chrostmas tree...and they smelled the same! well, maybe a little more roast in the beer, but you get the idea. the hops used blended expertly with the dark malt to create a rich, piney brew, with roasted barley, licorice, chocolate, and an overall feeling of joy towards fellow man in the background. Similar to Deschutes Hop in the Dark but bigger. DEElicious. Between a 4.3 and a 4.4! Tasted damn fresh too!"
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Nearly black in color with a rocky light brown head. Heavy aroma of pine sap and dark roasted malts. Taste include a ton of pine and moderate amount of citrus. Licorice, charred wood, ash and bitter chocolate round out the flavor profile. Sticky, with a heavy lingering bitterness. Solid. Tasting notes from 11/2011.