steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 4oz sample. Pours a dark brown with a little brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malty with some hoppyness. A little mollasas to the taste. With a bit of hoppiness and caramel. Palate is decent with medium mouthfeel and a decent finish overall a decent beer.
Tmoney99 (12407) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate earthy hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, earthy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, earthy, some hops bite.
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost as dark as a porter with plenty of red highlights. A small tan head. This is an IIPA? I tasted lots of dark fruit with roasted notes. An undertone was some spicy hops but they never asserted themselves. The alcohol remained hidden throughout. I liked it, whatever it was.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Bomber from Honeygo. Surprisingly and probably unnecessarily big beer if they’re going to call it an IPA, but whatever it was plenty decent, nice and roasty, pretty sweet throughout but finishing hot and alcohol dry. Some lingering resinous bitterness.
Capa (2423) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty with a slight citrus bitterness to it. Enough hops to grab my attention but it strikes me as more of a barley wine than a DIPA. Still, it was a good beer from start to finish. Wouldn’t mind going another round with it.
drfabulous (5222) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once again, this Black IPA style does little for me. It doesn’t taste like an IPA. Malty and dark. More of a malt bomb. I pass.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber brown color with almost no head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, floral, and some spice. Flavor is caramel, some roast, chocolate, and a bitter spicy finish.
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear dark brown body with a minimal large bubbled brown head. Chocolaty and roasty nose with bright citrusy hops. The flavor balances the citrusy hops with the slight coffee, roast, and burnt caramel notes really well. Medium bodied with a nice sticky hop finish. Pretty nice, I dig these black IPAs. A nice breakfast beer to open up my RBWG.
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours mostly clear dark brown. Nose and taste of roasted malts, citrus, bitter hops and coffee grounds.