Joealpizar (23) - - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee smell. Looks great nice dark ipa with a foamy head. Has a minor coffee taste but a great bitterness of an ipa. Hangs on palate for a few not all that thick.
guzzler67 (1495) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This black beer came with a large tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, some sweetness and modest hoppiness. Flavors were more balanced as the earthiness of the malts worked well with the floral, herbal hops. Aftertaste was dry and moderately bitter. Medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation and a lingering finish.
DomD (50) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee. Almost completely black, with minimal head. Mild taste. Full bodied, creamy texture. Overall a really great brew. I was tasting other IPA’s while drinking this so it tasted very much like a stout to me. I would be curious to try this with other stouts to make that comparison.
Had edit my rating, because I was using my phone and it got posted before I was finished.
Jayb0 (1024) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Enjoyable, the malt character comes through in the nose perhaps a bit more than the hops. very dark brown with a a nice tan head. Nice roasted character, fairly smooth mouthfeel with a hop bite. Close to a strong porter but maybe just enough hopping to be classified as Black IPA. Nice either way.
kathouse (1000) - Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This really seems more like a brown ale. Deep brown with red highlights. Toasted malt and chocolate aromas. Medium body. Toast flavors with just a touch of roasted malt dryness. No hop bitterness or flavor to speak of.
ozarkspops (354) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Thick off white head. Well balance hop and dark malt aromas. Charcoal, and dark chocolate hop aroma bit overly noticeable. Flavor is much more hoppy. Spicy earthy floral hop flavors. Nice balance with the dark malt flavors.
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Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of roasted malt. Black colour, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, hops, cocoa. Bitter, medium sweet. Soft, medium-rich carbon, ashy palate. Medium body, slightly watery.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid black ipa. has a bit of a roast hop aroma. taste is a mild pine mixed with some roast malts, smooth body, good texture bit creamy. A nice brew.
AdamJackson (2565) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off black, amber edges. 2 finger coffee head. Nose is roasty charcoal licorice with a major fruitiness. Chocolate and peat. Very light though. Thin mouthfeel. Pine needle. Finish is maple smoke
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky darkness. Sweet, almost oyster-like nose. Chewy texture up front; thinner toward the finish. A bit too roasty for a black IPA, IMO. Odd tobacco note in the background. Hops seemed way too mild, with subdued hints of herbs and earth. Mild to moderate bitterness just wasn’t enough. I craved more hops and less roast.
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA reviewed 1-15-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Black. Very little light seeps through this brew. It forms a nice white head which dissipates slowly over time to leave just a slight amount of lacing.
Smell – Some roasted aromas initially meet the nose. Coffee and some roasted barley/malt. This is quickly followed by some more citrusy hops.
Taste – A wonderful nutty, coffee, and a bit of cocoa hit the tastebuds first. This is quickly subdued by some more sweet maltiness of sweetened chocolate. The hops then enter and take over. Citrus and a tiny bit of pine. A strange taste transition, but very pleasing.
Mouthfeel – A good level of body and a nice level of carbonation both good for the more stout like body as well as the IPA like nature of the beer.
Overall - This is one good beer. The best of anything I have tried with Wolvers/otter creek and a beer that is excellent as a standard go to.