scarletfire65 (1001) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Ptown. Aroma of toast, citrus, and pine. Super smooth and creamy palate. Flavors of vanilla, coffee, wood, citrusy hops. Has that minty, medicinal Guinness quality. Gently hopped, feels more like a porter or dry stout than a BIPA.
DialSquare (3027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Black pour with a big tan head and soapy lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, earthy, spice. Tastes are chocolate, coffee, roasty, sweet malt, citrus, pine.
bennetporter (107) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich brown from a bottle. Aroma is roasty, but with some grapefruit and pine. Flavor is a balanced blend of coffee with some grapefruit. Good beer.
Voodoo (380) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy off white head which lingered......aroma of slight coffee......taste is coffee, burntness, with avery smooth mouthfeel ending in even bitterness and slight metallic finish.
grundsow (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black IPA’s rock! It’s the best of both worlds – roasted flavors & hops. Delightfully bitter hops up front, backed with bitter roasted malt. Smooth, rich, tons of flavor all around, and even manageable alcohol to boot. A pert near perfect beer.
pottygok (494) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Toasted malt aromas with hints of floral hops. Appearance: Black with tan head. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light bitterness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Overall: Nice flavors and good balance, but not mind blowing.
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BeerdedDave (626) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black color; citrusy hops and roasted malt aroma; a bitter, hoppy beer; citrusy hops on a dark, roasted malt base
rjplumer (499) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus caramel roast hop nose. Black bod with a caramel tinge around the edges. Crisp roasted caramel taste with a sweet malt background. Has an apple-like crispness. Leaves a refreshed sweet taste with a hint of smokiness.
60minuteman (904) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, maybe some citrus. Probably orange peel. Flavor is big in the porter character due to the cocoa and malt. Finishes lighter and more carbonated. Roast all the way through.
ScipioA (341) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inky black pour without any real head on it. Aroma is mainly malt and coffee with a little bit of pine from the hops. The flavor is surprisingly sweet with plenty of coffee, a little licorice and some citrus hop joining the pine. Fairly bitter lingering into the aftertaste. Thick and incredibly smooth, great aftertaste. On the plus it’s a more reasonable abv than a lot of other black IPAs, it’s a style that tends to get boosted up too high.
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bo Brooks’ Lighthouse Liquors, Baltimore. Near black, with a frothy, off-white, head. Big, plain chocolate character, some toasted malts and plenty of hops in the finish. Good.