hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advent calendar. Nice beer. Pours rich and dark, this is more of a porter than a black IPA. Malty, oily and a bit of bitterness and citrus on the back end.
MunBro (575) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Craft Beer Calendar day 22. Aroma is of malts, dark chocolate, pine, earth. Tastes of roast malts and chocolate; also has really nice clear citrus notes which come in after the initial malt blast of oranges, tangerines, grapefruit. I enjoyed this one.
Reimer96 (1390) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 21. Pours an opaque black with a nice brown head and lots of sticky lace. Aroma of citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, roasted malts, light chocolate and pine. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit, citrus hops, pine and a nice bitterness throughout. Medium low carbonation and a very well balanced beer of malts and hops and very smooth for the high abv. Love this black ipa.
presario (4730) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Advent 21. Noir is right, very dark with long lasting rich foam. Dark malt scent with hints of chocolate before being lost in a hop cloud. Front of flavour is light chocolate malt. Back end is more hops. Finish is unpleasant, herbal and soapy.
RumRunner101 (826) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with tan head. Aroma is toast, orange marmalade, grapefruit. Flavour replicates nose. Lingering bitter grapefruit finish. Alcohol is well hidden. On the thin side.
ThreeCats (616) - ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby with basically no head. Aroma of roast and toffee. Sickly sweet. Taste roasty and weird, odd vegetable notes. Did not enjoy.
zvsn (758) - ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Black IPA tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Pours black with a small head. Aroma - roasted malts, stale hops. Sweet-sour, roasted malts, coffee,some weird burned notes. Light-medium bodied, rough bitter aftertaste.
Beergeek23322 (2532) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/10/2012. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Malty aromas with pine, caramel and citrus. Malty flavors with hops, but seem to lack a bit of structure to make it interesting.
Berard (357) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Pours black with creme white head that lingers. Little carbonation with mild hop aroma. Enjoy the caramel/coffee flavors of a stout with the hop bitterness. Great beer.
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cheap (4292) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very good lookin beer from a bottle. Nice fairly thin choco moose head. Smell is dull hops. Big and strong with initial old wet burnt campfire wood stout effects tinged by heavy hops. Wew, pretty strong but it tries to grow on yah. Yes, wew, wants to be a stout but the stout is not imperial enough to overtake the mouth coating rude ipa BS. Wew that finish really is an ipa chin kicker.