Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, earthiness, light pine and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.
BeerRenter76 (720) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Originally rated on 4/17/14. Glad to find this, I figured it would be tougher to find. Really nice aromas, start with the tropical fruit, big pine tar, and some floral notes from the hops, as it warms the chocolate roasted malts come through, with some earth and booze. Deep black body with a thick cap that settles to a thin film, that leaves some decent lace. Taste hit me with booze upfront, thankfully that settled pretty quick and the other flavors stepped up. Floral, spicy pine resin, big juicy presence of citrus hop flavors of pineapple, orange peel, lemon, and mango. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of chocolate, burnt toast, coffee, grains, oats, light licorice presence as well. Overall im not a big black ale fan, but this stuff is pretty good, no, damn good.
PotjeBier (2625) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can, bought @ de Bierkoning, enjoyed at home. Canned 04/02/14, so just over a year old. Black color. Dense, rocky light beige head. with some lacing. Aroma’s upon opening: strong resinous, when poured: still a lot of resin and roast, droppig, licorice. Retronasal it’s roast, wybertjes/zwart-wit, resin, alpha acid. Flavor is light sweet, roasted, droppy. Long finish with lots of roast, some ash, rather (earthy) bitter.
Suttree (6013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, from rougeau13 - Thanks! Black, with a thin beige head. Smells chocolatey. Some woody hop notes, and some molasses and rum. Molasses are much more pronounced in the flavor, then some dark chocolate and a very dry, woody finish. Nice!
ethanTHEtrill (57) - - FEB 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copped from HEB in Pearland. Poured into a 16oz. Tulip. Dark black in color almost a purplish color. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and slight hops. Tastes comes in strong with roasted malts and then a nice hop ending note. This is by far my favorite black ipa. Kudos to three floyds, surly and real ale for this mad collaboration.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th January 2015
Can. Big thanks to Theydon Bois for bailing me out here and donating me a can. I drank this previously but mistakenly thought it was Surly and didn’t take notes! Cheers Colin! A black - brown beer with a good cream colour head. Smooth semi dry palate with mild fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little roast. Mild and semi dry malt cream. Hops are piney and spicy with mild skunk and a nice hit if sweetish tropical fruits. Traces of coffee and dark chocolate before a light semi dry finish. A rich and tasty CDA!
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Black pour. Big sweet cocoa flavors and tropical hops. A beastly brew for sure.
suprchunk (2945) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour. Small light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Taste is bitter and sweet hops with chocolate. Aroma is pretty vacant.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Can. Tasted on 11/18/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville,TX. Pours to a nearly black color with a medium tan head. Aroma has notes of leather, slight spiciness, dark malt & a hint of hops. The taste is smooth with a good bitterness upfront followed by a smooth finish. Overall a good black IPA.
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onceblind (6937) - 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.