VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Besides the hops, the taste and scent most dominant to me is roasted malt and chocolate, followed by pine. Not an ideal combination, two great tastes that do not taste great together.
maxwelldeux (3752) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a fairly thin head. Nose is rather slight - a little bit of pine in there, but not a lot of smell. Taste is balanced well with some hops and malts, with some great roasting in there.
alexsdad06 (5767) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, earthy notes, and some green hops. The flavor has roasted malts, earthy and green hops with a general bitterness to the finish. A bit on the thin side.
glennmastrange (2306) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of toasted, molasses and resin, light earth for the yeast, and tar and licorice in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with some spotty lacing and good legs, and diminishes to a small, ring. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet, moderately acidic and sour, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. . Palate is medium. oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent and dry finish. Nice biting and toasty flavors in this tasty Black IPA.
Bulk_Carrier (2222) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a jet black with a one inch white foamy head that only lasts for several seconds. Some spotty lacing graces the sides of the pint glass. The smell has the pine and hops up front, some light malts enter in after some warming up. The taste is slightly bitter yet sweet in different aspects. The palate is medium with some carbonation coming out a bit strong. Overall, a decent beer from Peak Organic, probably not one to jump up and down about, but hey, I’ll graze over these for the rest of the winter.
Ratman197 (10062) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, grapefruit, pine and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty pine finish.
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is really nice, great attributes. The sniff is the best part! Reeks of fresh hops with the look of a black ale. Flavor is deep with fresh hops and a roast malty back. Pretty smooth and 8% ABV! Overall this brew should get more love!! Try it hop lovers
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd aromas and flavors of copper and metal first greeted my senses, though quickly integrated into layers of light molasses, roasted malt, roasted meat, mild saline nuances, and orange citrus. Mildly bitter nuances keep the beer refreshing, though the roasted, toasted flavors dominate the beer overall. Not bad.. Though average at best.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours deep chestnut w/ sticky taupe head, aroma is candy malt w/ some citric hop, light roasted malt w/ assertive bitterness throughout, ok
mansquito (3509) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bodega, six-pack ($11): Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma is kind of like a soda mixed with an IPA and Porter; there be chocolate in small amounts, with plenty of American hops. Taste is sweetish at first then gets bitter and astringent and the bitterness sustains into the aftertaste. It is a bit harsh, but not unpleasant. Roasted malts compliment the hops well. Not a bad black IPA.