Tonkun (903) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black pour with a big tan head. Pine, grapefruit, coffee and caramel. Medium to full body. Well balanced bitterness. Nice
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, sweet, some pine and herbal hop tones. Sweet chocolate, and a surge of pine and herbal flavors.
drsandman (366) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a beige head. Aroma of burnt pine, cedar, dank pine forest hop, deep dark sweet malt. Flavor of bitter pine, burnt toast, cocoa, caramel, super dank hop resin. Med mouthfeel, bitter finish and avg carbo. It's great!
blipp (6277) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alewife. Pours near black with a beige head. Piney hops, hard roasted malts, moderate sweetness, and a nice piney (chinook?) finish. Nice and aggressive and delicious. Pretty dope.
mansquito (3513) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate malts, some piney hops, some roast. Taste is hoppy at the front and a bit bitter. Porter backbone melds well with it. Not too much of the citrus hops that are often found in Black IPAs. Easy to drink. Quite nice.
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Bierkraft. Pours almost black with a good sized head. Pine resin some hops on nose. Bitter and roasted malts. More pine in the taste. Alcohol content is balanced.
swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at The Gate, Park Slope. brownish blackish pour, lots of piney hops, fair share of roasted malts. medium bodied. Nice black ipa
Jow (2239) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Jeffrey as I run some errands this cold Saturday. Pours deep blackish brown. Nose is piney hops and hint of cocoa. Tastes of pine, roasted malt, rootbeer, and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied and refreshing.
jredmond (5563) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Jeffrey with Linh. Is this a hoppy Porter or a roasty black IPA? I don’t care. Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is pine, light roast and grain. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fresh pine hop dominating and light roasty notes following. Reminds me of maine beer company’s take on the style.