Jimsal27 (244) - 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
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is a strong citrus aroma. There is also aromas of roasted malts and coffee. It is nearly completely dark in color with a medium brown, medium bodied head. There is definite a roasted malt flavor with a strong citrus aftertaste that is pleasant to the palate.
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A good black IPA, but missing something to bring the tastes together. I get all the taste separately, and to much carbonation, to watery to my taste. I did not love it, but it is drinkable.
fishonmyplane (439) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, nearly opaque appearance with just a little red around the edges. Dense, tan head. Heavy roasted malt flavor with coffee, caramel and a little burnt toast. Very bitter. Fairly light-bodied. Sticky mouthfeel. Not a session beer. Much better than I expected.
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with little head and almost no lacing. If you old it to light you can see just how unfiltered this beer really is! Smells of coffee and malt. Tastes spectacular, very conplex, the malted barley, the coffee notes are at the top but below that are all types of flavors you can staste. Worth drinking...regularly.
mtdewa1 (308) - 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 (1624) - 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 (3241) - 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 (9693) - 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.