M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 One of my favorite ABAs. Restrained dark complexities balance assertive but respectful citrusy hop notes to create an outstanding ale. After a days work, this is at the top of my list. Earthy, bold, balanced, and satisfying. To take this up a notch, it does just fine in the frig for several months. I actually prefer it fresh, or with about three months of 40° on it. Self-righteous definitely isn’t doing that.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUL 15, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
EVERY ONE NOW THAT BLACK IPA’S ARE NOT REAL. THEY’RE CAN NOT BE BLACK BECAUSE IPA (INDIAN PALE ALE’S) STAND FOR PALE ALE AND NOW THEY’RE NOT BLACK SO I DONT NOW WHAT TO THINK FOR THIS BEER. SECOND OF ALL LET ME TELL YOU IF YOU PUT IPA ON YOU’RE LABEL THE. THE BEERS SHOULD BE REALLY HOPPY THINK OF PLINY (THE BEST BEER SEVEN TIMES STRAIT!!!) IT TASTE WHAT 200++ IBU AND SETS THE STANDARDS FOR HOPPY BEERS. THIS BLACK DEMON BLOD HAS NO HOP FLAVER OR SMELL. SOME PEOPLE NEED TO EDUCATE OF CONOSOUER HOP STYLES BEERS.
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible black ipa. I received this beer via a beer trade and they guy stated it was one of his staples. Very different from any other black ipa I ever had. Malty and well balanced. Very tasty.
sunevdj (3483) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Banger’s, Austin. Pours an opaque black with a small off-white head. Sweet with floral hops aromas plus hints of spruce. Also aromas of burned caramel. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied.
bhoffman_5 (7) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew, but could be hoppier as the bitterness leaves the palate. Very good brew.
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark dark dark with a milk shake-ish cream colored head. Thick tons of lacing. Super smooth. Super fruity. Super piney. Superb.
johnnymusky (568) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
holy crap o’dell again you have knocked one out of the park this shit is delicious...black as hell nice head...great hop nose and mouth....no alcohol taste....flippin great showing.... wow!!!!!!
SG111 (575) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with frothy white/tan head and lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon little bit of lime, not much roasted malt character but definitely a biscuit bready maltiness. Flavor is hop forward with a definite very prevalent roasted malt character. Really awesome balance. Little bit of chocolate and coffee as well. Some lemon peel and citrus present. Hop and a little bit of coffee bitterness. Awesome.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma has some light licorice and roast, but it basically focused around piney and citrus forward hoppiness.
The flavor is decently dry with a light roast character. The hoppiness is bracing on this one with lots of fruit and a little pine. It’s got a low-moderate level of bitterness & the booze level is pretty well controlled.
Double Black IPA is silly to me, but this is good.
markducommun (414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, mahogany brown. Light tan head. Light molasses, some floral aromas, light pine. Some alcohol on the nose. Fairly bitter, rounded out by a moderate sweetness. Fairly long, acidic finish. Medium body, some carbonation. Good.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark caramel color with thick creamy head with great retention. Big aromas of pine/citrus, slight pineapple, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of pine and chocolate upfront, slight earthy/herbal hops and a slight blend of caramel. More on the hop side but has a big malt backbone. Medium to high sweetness with a medium bitterness. On the sweet side all around but the hops poke their heads above it all to make a strong presence. One of the more enjoyable beers I’ve had in a while.