Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My 100th rate from the State of Georgia. Black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark roasted cocoa, bitter cocoa finish.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, thanks nmann08. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/caramel, some orange. Medium body, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy and spicy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a mixture of caramel, dark chocolate, toasted nuts and restrained, earthy hops. The flavor is burnt and carbonic with a lengthy, roasty, moderately bitter finish. This is more malty and stout-like than the average black IPA and that works out really well for me.
douglas88 (8012) - 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.
drowland (7774) - 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!
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle. Inky black pour, soft, khaki colored head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of licorice, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some licorice accents, some oily chocolate accents, a touch of prune-like fruitiness, Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Broken apart, it rates high in all the areas, but overall, it is a bit heavy-handed. Not a bad winter warmer though.
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a mostly opaque brown color with a small, but lasting wispy white head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roast notes, earthy spice. Flavor was some dried fruits, chocolate, dark malts.
drfabulous (6021) - 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.
jgb9348 (5463) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a single centimetre tall tan head - about 80% opaque. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, earth, vanilla, caramel and some decently strong pine and hop notes. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich hop character with pine and resin the strongest, all with a large malt backbone with raisins, molasses and a touch of chocolate running through the mix. Aftertaste shows a nice rounded and relatively mellow characteristic with some figs, earth, vanilla, pine, resin and of course - hop note all noticeable. Overall, a nicely done and well layered Black IPA with a rich hop quality along with a good sweet finish - great to sample and definitely worth trying if you can find it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on 30-December-2013 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 10-February-2015 while getting ready for a trip to the South again in two weeks.
Total Wine Date on Bottle: 11-October-2013 // Purchased: 30-December-2013 // Sampled: 10-February-2015