rajendra82 (931) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastically dark pour, that looked like the deepest shade of brown, and had a two finger thick, beautiful khaki head sitting on top. The aromas were roasty, with typical coffee, toffee, chocolate smell seen in stouts, but with a touch of floral hops lurking in the shadows. The taste was astringent, dominated by burnt, cracked grain, coffee, and some bitter hops. The rye presence was hard to detect in the taste. There was some vanilla, and oak notes in the finish. Very silky mouthfeel, closer to a Porter here than a true Stout. If I can recall, this is the best beer I’ve ever had from Red Brick. Good job.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of rye, chocolate and a Pine hop. Pours black with a nice messy head. taste is wonderful with chocolate, cherries, rye and pine. Delightfully roasty but smooth. Nummy.
scooterbub (773) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a dark black with a slight red hue. Has a three inch dark tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, rye, caramel, hops, citrus, pine, spice and grapefruit. Similar aroma. Has a nice, wet body. The finish is hoppy, bitter and dry. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Would have again.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. this beer is overpowering on the roast and coffee its harsh on my palate and lacks any hint of hops. I get coffee and maybe some toasty malts. not worth having again.
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Daytonbeer (572) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour near black with tan frothy head. Aroma of peaches (!?) and some light chocolate. Not what I expected. Taste is powerful with tons of pine hops, rye that lingers, and more chocolate. Very unique black ipa!
glennmastrange (2121) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted grain for the malt, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with notes of charcoal, alcohol and tobacco. Head is small to average in size, frothy, light brown with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Nice smooth mouthfeel and some deep aromas set this beer apart from other Black IPAs.
rxeight (977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with minimal head. Aroma of slight hop and lots of rye. Dont get as much of the dark malt as i would like, but still tasty.
Ed5388 (1615) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a finger of creamy mocha colored head that settled fast. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, and light citrus/piney notes. Taste is rich coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut, caramel, pine, and some spice from the rye. Really creamy mouthfeel. Overall a really well done BIPA.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brownish black from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is hops, hint of chocolate and rye malts, and then more hops. Taste is more balanced between the hops and the malt, nice coffee and dark chocolate notes coming through, but no real hint of the rye. Pretty solid overall, clean finish and easy to drink considering the alcohol.
unclemattie (3998) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Series Six of Brick Mason Series. 12oz bottle. Very dark brown pour. Aroma of hops, resin & pine. Has burnt grain in the nose, mostly hops. Flavor is all hops. Very bitter, mostly pine flavors. Finishes with a charred malt character, some dark chocolate, roast, and grapefruit skin. This beer is definitely an American Black IPA! (3749)