ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brown color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of toffee, orange peel, and dark chocolate. Silky mouthfeel with a long smoky finish. Great
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours oil black with a decent tan head. Nice burnt malt and sweet nose. Thick and luscious, with flavors of burnt malt, chocolate, and sugar. Easy to drink.
Travlr (12321) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep brown color, almost black, beige head. Nice aroma of toasted brownies dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate covered orange, nice roasty fruity combo. Very tasty.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can courtesy of jackl. Thanks! 5/29/14. Pours a near black color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of berry, citrus, chocolate, a bit of crayon. The taste is chocolate, roast, nuts, citrus hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BTBF 2014. The smell is roast, hops, pine, nice, great aromas. Good balance. The taste is resin, hops, fruit, roasty, and good. The look is dark brown, cashew colored head. and ok.
onceblind (4328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black under a khaki foamy head. Bitter aroma with a black char sweetness, featuring loads of piney leafy bitterness. Big rich flavor of roasted malt, a little char, bitter grapefruity piney tones in spades, and a bitter earthy cocoa undertone. Loads of dank bitterness. A bit too much hops for me but still kinda delightful to drink.
dogfish120love (966) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a chocolate colored lacing. The aroma is pine l, chocolate, coffee and citrus
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a brownish decent hazed hue with frothy light brown head. A firmer lacing and stick around does some work. Aromas are juicy tropical and citrusy fruit. Mango, bubblegum, grapefruit. Some florals,
lemon, gentle toastiness grows with gentle biscuit, bread, florals. Initial is medium bodied, some firmer black and biscuity malts. Firmer citrusy grapefruit, florals, juicy tropical bent gives some nice complexity and appeal. Middle is a bit thicker, toasty and black malts, some caramel, a bit thicker but still a firm hop profile. Firmly bitter backend is a nice fresh and trendy hop profile. Dry, bitter, the body clears up a bit more. Bitter floral, opine and rind as we finish up. Nice stuff. Glad to have now tried all three versions.
weihenweizen (1769) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can, from blutt59, poured into a glass. Pours black with small dark brown highlights. Aroma is pine hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops, some pine, and some roast. Pretty good for a black IPA.
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost pitch black with a small head. Aroma is really hoppy with a little bit of a dark malt backbone. Taste follows. This is really bitter and kind of a challenge to drink. Thick mouthfeel. Overall an impressive black IPA. Probably wonít buy it again because thereís lots of other stuff Iíd rather drink, but Iím glad I tried it.