jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
coffee, roasty, resin, caramel, vanilla, woody, a clean bitterness, earthy, minimal head, brown foam, black, clear, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, umami, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, poured a nice black with a single finger of brown foam. Strong malty taste on a medium body. Bitter flavors are toned down. Alcohol content is barely noticable. One of my favorite beers!
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery (GABF weekend) - This was definitely more of a hoppy porter than most Black IPAs I have had. Lots of coffee and roasted malts with the wallop of pine and citrus. Nice.
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a clear dark brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty dark grains and roasted malts with an underlying earthy pine. Flavor has a combination of roasted malts and earthy pine with a creamy dark grain backbone.
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery in Ft. Collins, CO. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit rind upfront with coffee in the background. The flavor is the opposite; dark chocolate and coffee are the most present with the hops taking a backseat and merely complementing the dark roasted malt flavor. A very well done black IPA.
bytemesis (4138) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Jim! Pours clear reddish mahogany, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, pine, citrus. Flavor is about the same, light sweet, medium bitter, roasty. Medium body.
commonshawn (542) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Black color with tan white head. Subtle pleasing aroma. Smooth at first then perfect balance of sweet malty and alcohol. Excellent.
TylerGreenDC (509) - - OCT 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
In 12oz bottle. Wonderful aroma of pine and dark chocolate, but from there it?s all downhill. Taste is syrupy with dark chocolate and mud. Mouthfeel is sticky, Nyquil-esque. Must be better on draft?!
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At Odell. Pours black small head. Aroma is thin, earthy hops. Taste is earthy dirt hops malt.
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Odell. Black pour with a dense tan head. Blue cheese, roasted malt, and chocolate. Pine, herbal hops, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is blue cheese, roast, chocolate, and booze. Some herbs, pine, and caramel.