jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with good, foamy tan head / Nose of citrus, pine, and dark caramel / Medium body, just a hint of sweetness but otherwise dry, some chew and good hop bite, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark caramel, toast, pine, and grapefruit / Not exceptional in any one aspect, just solid and balanced throughout.
ctomson (28) - - NOV 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very strong dark ale. Upon opening smells immediately of whiskey. A nice dark complexion with little head and a good sweet aroma. The flavor is so strong of alcohol that it is tough to palate. Not my favorite of ales.
bpreo (1730) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent malt flavor. If it was a bit stronger it would help a whole lot. Still good.
jsnicholas (214) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $6): Black with big tan head. Aroma is somewhat roasty (hints of chocolate) . Medium body, nice carbonation. Nice bitterness in the end.
Theydon_Bois (9720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Frank’s Pad, thanks to Frank, 10/11/14.
Black with a good sized tan covering that retains very well.
Nose is liqourice, spice, dark malts, light charr, earthy hops, dark toffee.
Taste comprises pine, bitter grapefruit, charr, spice, earthy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
hopwine (375) - Bend, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy, dank hop aroma. Earthy/dank hops prominent in flavor as well, mild sharp citrus is noticeable but stays in background. Malt is very dry, dark-roasty with a hint of astringency. Different in a good way as long as you’re not looking for fruity/citrusy hops in your black ipa.
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pelican Brewing in Tillamook. Pours black with light tan head. Aroma is pine, malty- caramel- not too much aroma. Taste is bitter throughout, medium carbonation, medium to low carbonation. Overall, okay.
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is pine, citrus oil, slight roast, cereal. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice hop bitterness and clean finish. Overall this is an enjoyable CDA.
brokensail (11300) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Andrew. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Khaki foam. Piney, herbal, woody hop nose. A bit of apple and peach, slight grass, and some roast. A touch of sweet caramel, chocolate, and toast. Flavor is fairly bitter. Lots of roasted malt and resinous, piney hop character. Herbs, grass, and light malt sweetness. Decent.
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ BMan1113VR ][ 22oz ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Pours a clear coal with weak soda fizz. Nose is camphor, cherries smoke. Taste is bitter, weaker body, lemon peel. Palate is mild cocoa, lightly bitter. Wasn’t sure what kind of beer this was, was thinking Christmas generic spiced brown ale. But Black IPA was a shock as this wasn’t anything I associate with that style.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a dark tan head. The beer starts lightly sweet and bitter. There are some roasted malts and a bit of bitter chocolate. The only thing missing in this black IPA is more hops.