hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is a blend of chocolate, citrus, raisins, and grapefruit in the aroma. It is black with a medium brown head. It has a strong coffee flavor with medium bitterness. There is also grapefruit with other citrus flavors. There is also a hint of raisins.
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a rocky khaki head that descends to a ring and leaves some stringy lace. Nose involves fresh evergreen and mint hop notes along with roast coffee and some cream. Fairly sweet and fairly bitter. Medium bodied, oily, with a toasty and hoppy bitter finish. A nice black IPA, definitely roast forward but not too much so, with a nice complimentary hop profile.
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks to DanielCoor. Bottle says best before 8/13. Shared with friends. Pretty much almost black color. Brown on the edges. Interesting nose. Kind of smokey, burnt sugars. Little dark chocolate. Light to moderate roast. Lightly citrusy, spicy hop, a good amount, contributes a nice bitter taste. Minimal sweet. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Enjoyable, smooth, easy drinking black IPA.
DiarmaidBHK (3581) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Growlers Pourhouse. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Slight pine note on the nose. A lot more pine sol on the tongue. Has a drying effect on the tongue with the finish. Solid!
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is pine with some black malt. Flavor is roasted malt and pine. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown into my tulip with large dark beige head. Roasted grain and pine abound from the nose with some raisins and grapefruit mixed in. Nice crisp hops up front with a surprise chocolate flavor. Lingering roasted flavor. Thr hop-to-chocolate profile here borders on porter. But too much bite for that. Pretty rich but maintains a crsipness through medium-strong carbonation and finishes dry. I think this is very well done, and I am pretty mixed on black IPAs. I would drink this again for sure.
arkurzynski (1593) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JCB. Dark brown-black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet floral pine and citrus with cocoa, brown sugar, nutty toasted malt, and mild roast. Flavor is a sharp, dry citrus rind bitterness with faint nose of roasted malt. Medium body. Long, dry, bitter finish with light coffee. Flavor profile is somewhat one-dimensional
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Love this black IPA, beautiful tan head, but dark and hoppy to the core. Delicious finish.
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, as shown .. . pours a deep brown black .. medium head, light lacing .. . roast and brown hops, light tar .. . slick mouth .. . quite the surprise, i liked this
.. . . i am a raven! .. really...
DialSquare (2937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber that has been sitting in my parent’s fridge since I visited over a year ago. Black pour with a thin tan head and strong lacy retention. Aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruit and maple. Tastes are burnt toast, caramel, coffee, earthy citrus bitter. Good balance. Thin to medium creamy texture. Nice.