Ed5388 (2151) - 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 (2362) - 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 (4226) - 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)
suprchunk (2269) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Big citrusy hops and a peppery malt aroma. Danny hop flavor with a nice malt backbone. Very nice beer.
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ultrashuai (2) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a small glass.
I guess you canít quite call it a "black IPA," but itís pretty close and, if it was, this would be my new favorite black IPA. Thick, hearty, but not filling. Hops make up a wonderful flavor profile, but donít overwhelm anything. You can taste the roasted malts, but itís not "roasty."
Really well done. Good to see something this good from Red Brick. I knew they had it in them.
douglas88 (6147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head. A really nice aroma of rye and spicy hops. Reminds me of Dubhe a bit. The flavor is great: charred wood, smoke, rye, tropical fruit, light bitterness. Big milky chocolates. Very smooth and tasty.
aracauna (3114) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this one. Nice fresh dank hops are the first aroma and they meld well with the bittersweet chocolate that takes over in the flavor.
jexmachina (7) - Winter Garden, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hints of bittersweet chocolate make this black IPA palatable. Would make a better beer to cook with than drink.
jbrana (461) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty, creamy, and dark, yet hoppy with floral and citrus notes. Has flavors of coffee, chocolate, and grapefruit, which might not marry as well as I would hope, but is still a uniquely complex beer that is still enjoyable.
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drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/21/13. 12oz bottle thanks to a rep! Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Dank hops and a touch of roast on the nose, some soft wheat, and a tiny bready rye spice kick. Nice roasted malt flavor, some coffee and dryness, dank hops, light bitterness, and lingering coffee/roast. Tasty enough!