mtdewa1 (294) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oil black pour. Hold a light to it, the unfiltered side comes through. Aroma of coffee and malted barley. Taste the hops, well balanced. Very good brew!!
mystikhybrid (5) - Stanhope, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing complex taste. Lack of hops aroma bitterness and oils for an IPA. But still amazingly balanced.
NikkTwist (1577) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Draft at Khyber Pass. Very cloudy dark pour. Lasting foamy tan head. Thicker mouthfeel than expected. Chocolate ash. Very nice but missing the bluntness of the original round of Black IPAs. Still good stuff.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-purchased at Total Wine in Springfield, VA July 2013 consumed August 2013.
Pours almost pitch black with a small fizzy lite kacki head with sparse lacing. Flavors are roasty, lite dark chocolate, lite woody hops, but not very punchy or flavorful. some lite toasted notes in there as well. somewhat wet dark burnt malt long into the finish. Body is thin and slightly over carbonated. Im not that impressed. flimsy finish of husky dark malt and lite piney hops with some big black pattent malt profile.
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy and bubbly beige head, short retention, dissipates to the edge and has good lacing. Aroma is soft roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy and herbal hops with prunes and raisins. Flavor is moderate hops and malt/hop bitterness, dark dried fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light head. Black appearance and good aroma you'd expect in an IPA. Nice dark malt finish. Not overpowering. Good all around beer.
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dlovell2 (719) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Pine aroma with some roasted malt aromas. Roasted malt flavor with some coffee notes. Piney flavor finish.
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with two fingers of thick tan colored head. Aroma of roasted caramel malts, some coffee, hazelnuts, and earthy hops. Big rich robust coffee/roasted malt flavor up front, with a bitter earthy hop bite that follows.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Otter Black IPA pours black-brown with an ample, fluffy off-white head.
The nose is pretty much espresso and SUPER piney hops.
Nice coffee, and piney hops play nice. Espresso lingers.
Medium carb and light weight make for easy drinking.
Overall, this is a nice Black IPA. Nothing "swept me off my feet", but, it was still very enjoyable.
beerandbeyond (671) - ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Super dark brown with a small dark beige head.
Mostly roasted aroma, with slight piney notes.
Hoppy flavors of earth and pines, coffee some dark cocoa.
Med-hi bitterness, medium bodied, well balanced and overall OK.