Cakes (345) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle.
Wow, one of the very best Black IPAs out there.
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, evergreen, slight dark malt, and fresh hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of dark malt, pine, hops, slight citrus, and slight roasting. Medium body. . Average to slightly lively carbonation. Roasted dark malt, hops, pine finish is slightly sweet and medium bitter. I could see where this might be called "Award winning" is some contest, somewhere.
One of my "Notable Beers of 2012".
snoworsummer (1464) - 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 (2929) - 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 (399) - 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 (1352) - 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 (1689) - 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 (1645) - 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.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Mad Fox Oktoberfest. Pours a cloudy cola brown with an ecru head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of light smoke and resinous hops. Highly carbonated. Mildly bitter finish.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a nonic pint. Pours nice deep brown, thick, persistent cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of grass. Taste is very smooth, chocolate milk, grass, slight bitterness. Real smooth, very easy drinking.
Jimsal27 (150) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Pours dark black with aromas of citrus and malt. Taste of malt hops coffee and cola. Light mouth feel with good carbonation. Not a fan of the black ipas