MattShizzle (548) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark - opaque. Aroma is both roasty and hoppy. Flavor is very hoppy with some roastiness and slightly smoky. Really good and a great representative for this new style.
eggraid101 (30) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dark dark brown/black with nice thick tan head which slowly dissipates. This ipa has a great body and mouthfeel. No coffee or chocolate, it is pure ipa with a great body. My new favorite winter ipa. Taste piney but also sweetish Granny Smith like hop flavor. Some orange as well. Well done
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tekstr1der (101) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and some alcohol. Initial sweet and malty flavor yields to a hoppy, yet smooth and clean finish. Pleasant aftertaste of roast.
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of luscious ruby red grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is a nice combo of grapefruit, orange, and caramel. Yummy.
jamesewelch (131) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12oz bottle, variety pack, in 12oz tulip glass
Aroma: Flora and Citrus hops, caramel malts
Appearance: Black, tan head
Taste: Heavy bitter, light sweet, sweet up front and bitter in back, roasted malts, not really coffee-like but just roasted
Palate: Medium to full body, slick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Nice body and nice bitterness. Roasted notes comes out after initial taste, more on the finish than taste. Very smooth. Nice hops and malty/roastiness. Great example of the style.
DialSquare (3114) - 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 (183) - 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 (403) - 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 (107) - 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 (517) - 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 (629) - - 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