phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, 10th rating for this beer? I figured it was more common than this. 22 oz. bottle. Got it in a trade with emacgee- thanks, Ethan! Pours a cloudy brown color in the middle with clear copper edges and a finger-thick, frothy beige head. Aroma of earthy, citrusy hops, toast, roasted malts, smoked wood, and dank leaves. Flavor of earthy, floral hops, toast, roasted malts, pine, and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, bitter mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very nice black IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at ODB & bottle from from peabodies. Dark Pour with a thick cascading chestnut colored head and spotty lace. Aroma is mostly bakers chocolate with big piney/citric undertones. Very Nice. Unfortunately this like most other black ipas falls into the astringent category rather than bitter. I wonder if they used husked carafa in some capacity of the malt bill. With that being said I enjoyed this a little better on draft then in the bottle.
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Nose is caramel, coffee, orange marmalade and mint. Wonderfully crisp medium light with some resin. Taste is grapefruit peel and mocha; sweeter notes of Mandarin orange. Ends earthy with coffee bean.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a dark brown/black with a strong tan head. Scent is roasted malt and floral with a hint of chocolate. Taste is hops and roasty with a bit of rye?. Very tasty
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with one finger of creamy tan head. Nose is nice and hoppy, resinous and citrusy with a mild chocolaty sweetness. Bitter chocolate in the flavor with a resinous hop character and citrus rind. Full bodied with a medium carbonation and medium bitterness.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from TJ’s shared by Ethan. Nose of light roast, cocoa, resinous hops. Not much flavor, very blah. Mouthfeel is creamy at first, but finishes chalky and bitter. Light astringency.
LilBeerDoctor (3465) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavor is very citrusy and hoppy. The roastedness is quite light (you might miss it if you aren’t looking for it). Quite a tasty black IPA/not-so-black IPA.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a rich light brown head with dark ruby red color. Aroma is pine, roasty-dark malt. Taste is roasty dark malt-cocoa, then the resin/pine hops with some bite come through and remain through the finish.
smoorenc (1) - Lincolnton, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my new favorite beer. I went back twice to have it. Only thing I would suggest is to serve it colder. It is served almost warm and by time you finish it the beer is room temp. Great hops!
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep black with ruby highlights. Aroma shows tones of resiny pine. Sticky. Flavor shows bitter espresso and baker chocolate along with sharp piney hops. Hop forward and aggressively bitter.