MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
sepia with thin cream head. Ultra sweet nose, faintly oxidized and banana estery, hot with chocolate hints. Boozy flavor up front, moderate banana and chocolate malt mid, burnt through the chalky, grating, waxy ethanol finish.
hockeybeerguy (1604) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a black body with a quick dissipating tan/off white less than a half finger head, lacing graces the pint glass with some rings around it with a bit of spottiness as it goes down.
The smell had hops up front, coffee coming through fairly strong in a roasty sort of way, light smokiness coming through once it starts warming.
The taste was bittersweet through the hops and coffee, some pine in the back of it, and balanced.
The palate sits about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, balanced, dry and bitter aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is good for its style and great to me.
johnnnniee (2179) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from The Lazy Dog
Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights at the edges and a decent sized creamy beige head that persists for a good long time before sticking lots of lace to the sides. Aromas of roasted coffee with a hint of caramel and some light earth and citrus notes. The flavor follows the aroma to a T. Roast and light chocolate and caramel with a light earthy hop flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost gritty mouthfeel. Virtually non existent hop aroma makes me want to call this a porter or dry stout. The flavor has some hop to it, but the beer in this bottle is either old or there aren’t enough hops in here to call this an IPA. MEH!
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tastes malty, nutty, and like light coffee bitterness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malty, nutty grains.
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, earthy notes, raisins, prunes, and faint nutmeg. Flavor is roast malts forward, bittersweet chocolate, faint dark fruit esters, and faint espresso; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
optimus203 (3) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good aroma with a rich, stout-like taste. Not a big fan of the IPA’s, but this is a definite winner.
jflopsu (501) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown. Has a nutty and chocolate aroma. Taste is a mix of but, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, and light hop and malt.
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at British Beer Co, malty burn, some slightly astringent hops. I’m not sure whats up with this, as given the centennial and citra this should be way brighter. methinks it just needs more hops.
Imaena (1796) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a decent little black ipa that is well worth a go. Tidy brew with lots of zip.
merc7186 (1973) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Thick Head, Great Lacing
S: Milk Chocolate, Mild Floral, Mild Coffee
T: Black Bread, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Dry, Mildly Bitter,
Overall, a decent Black IPA with a nice smoothe mildly bitter aftertaste, drinkable.