edgallow (2273) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, pine, citrus and coffee. Taste is malts, citrus and caramel.
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Cybercat (3430) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong aroma - it just about follows me around the room - is quite rye-ish, with firm earthy and hoppy notes and hints of fresh-baked pumpernickel bread (I love pumpernickel BTW!) and regular barley malt. Comes out of the growler a slightly reddish dark chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent dirty tan head. Flavor is - superb. Mouth-filling. Sublime. Friggin’ delish. Smoky, hoppy, scarcely bitter, hints of licorice, molasses, even a little sour orange and semi-sweet chocolate. Could this get any better? Scarcely. Thick, smooth texture has lively fizz that leaves a nice hoppy and smoky finish. I hope this becomes a Red Brick standard, because I sure could return to it again and again and again!
jw0406 (800) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Aromas of citrus, pine, chocolate in the background. Full bodied, complex with a bitter finish. Good.
jrob21 (2628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at taco Mac Decatur. This one hits a nice balance between the roastiness and the hop profile. Hops are somewhat muted but complement the bitterness of the roasted malt. Pitch black pour almost bordering on porter status with the looks of it. Little bit of orange citrus aroma. The flavor starts off with the roasted bittersweet malt and coffee flavors. Fading into the the hop profile and you are left with the bitter citrus and pine flavors. A better representation of this tough style.
drfabulous (4123) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to James. Black with strong roast and coffee. Nice overall hop presence. Good hop aroma.
SSSteve (3801) - - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. near black with a large, fine bubbled, whipped, brown head. sweet aromas of creamed coffee, caramel. flavor has notes of coffee with plenty of cream and toffee. the malt bill is awesome. the tropical fruity hop notes are also very interesting in this style. full bodied with medium carbonation.
jrzJo08 (21) - - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very hoppy small fruit notes, citrus pine and very very minute cocoa flavors. Love the caramel colored head remnants all over glass.. tap
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into glass. I found the aroma of this one to be a little bit more intriguing then the flavor. Nice chocolate hints mixed with slight hops. Flavor was sort of a charred version of that.
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Beer Growler in Alpharetta. Pours black, with a medium, bubbly, beige head. Cocoa powder and caramel malts up front, with some pretty strong resinous hop in the middle through the finish. Hint of malty sweetness up front, with a flat, unpleasant bitterness following. Light to medium body, grainy, and a little acidic. Overall, this is a surprisingly bad Black IPA.