Mora2000 (5309) - 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 (1098) - 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 (1371) - West Bend, 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 (1811) - 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 (5645) - .....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 (2213) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.
thehoplocal (10) - Sykesville, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much on the nose, but what is there smells very good. It doesn't look so great either. Dark brown and cloudy. But who cares? I didn't by this to look at and sniff. It tastes very good. Hoppy with a bunch of chocolate. Really good interpretation of cascadian dark.
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RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with barely any head. Way undercarbonated. Big roasty, chocolate aroma. Taste is slightly burned malt with very assertive bitterness without much hops flavor to accompany it. Much more a slightly hoppy stout than a black IPA.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy aroma, surprising maltyness. Small head. Very under carbonated, decent though with the t-bone I had along with this, Rather poor example of the style though
Jcro32 (18) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 Ounce bottle poured into Stone 15th anniversary glass. A: Black with dark brown edges when held to light. 1 and a half finger tan head of very fine bubbles, good retention. N: Roasted chocolate malt mixing with earthy/piney hops. Very inviting. T: Similar to the nose but with a surprising entrance of peanut butter. Semi sweet chocolate, pine hops, and coffee grounds in the middle with medium hop bitterness in the finish. M: Just a hair high on the carbonation but with a silky almost oily coating of the palete leaving me wanting more. O: Great version of the Black IPA coming second only to Dubhe from Uinta in my book.