Scipio (810) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an inky black with a medium, although quickly fading, tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malts, pine, chocolate, coffee, herbal hops, and even a bit of grapefruit as well. The taste is just as interesting, or maybe different is a better description. Pine is the dominant taste, and there is lots of it. It is mixed with very roasted malts and coffee, with that touch of citrus grapefruit. It is very bitter and has a good hoppy kick that I like. The aftertaste is pine and those herbal hops, while still being very roasted. Medium in body, an oily texture, without any carbonation. This is a very unusual beer. It feels like a big stout, yet the tastes more like a big IPA. Even due to the fact that you don’t find something like this everyday, this one is highly recommendable simply because it is so good.
blueshockey24 (348) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours Black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and citrus. Taste is smoky sweet and malty up front with a hoppy piney chocolate finish. Pretty good.
BeerMeFitz (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this pours black with a tan head. Nice lacing and chocolate aroma and taste. great mouth feel. dig this big time
Concealer (1107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Clear brown with a foamy tan head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of roasted malt, toasted malt, coffee, charcoal, some herbal notes, pine and light citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, pine, light citrus and herbs. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, roasty and bitter finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
it’s juicy and fruity red. it also is dark with a bit of MEALY fine grit and ashy roast. (but not very ashy) it has a bitter lingering finish. it looks like cola with a mocha head. and a clear burp of ....DILL PICKLES!!! IT’S THAT funky malt. live cans at whole foods Chelsea NYC. OH YEAH BIG PINE HOP.
ChiGuy68 (513) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a pint can. It poured an opaque blackish/brown with a thick cascading frothy brown head and solid lacing. Chocolate malt aroma that the hops fight to punch through. Oh D-Lish! (1st sip). Powerful, complex, and well balanced. Roasted malt, chocolate, and bitter hops on the buds. Not one for the typical hophead, but if you also dig a bold stout, this is defiantly a treat.
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djd07 (8320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is roast and pine. Thin mouth, strong roast, light spice, nice bitter hop biter, good.
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Nice roast features. Good, but this is not a Black IPA in me books.
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks brah. pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small yet reviving and persistent beige head, nice lacing. fresh roasted cereals, strong fresh coffee - bodum-like, some burnt and lightly smoky notes, dry molasses and maple, bold piney and resinous hops, citrus zest, spices - licorice-oriented. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - heavy for a black ipa even though it clearly wasn’t the intent here, sweetish and assertive bitter coffee-piney finish. enjoyed!
tom10101 (4909) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Rich for this one! Black with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroms is of resinous notes, citrus, roasted malt, liquorice, vanilla and a touch of mint. Taste is better, mostly because there’s less liquorice... slightly sweet with resinous notes, citrus, roasted malt, vanilla and light bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. More like an hoppy Stout than a Black IPA in my opinion. Good balance. Interesting.
burg326 (5217) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark black with aromas of roast, light vanilla, some tea, light citrus and pine as well. Flavors are the same earthy flavors and some roast. Decent black ipa.