Maxbier (898) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and orange citrus hop. Very chocolatey roast up front/ start is like a stout. Finish is black ipa; piney floral herbal hop with lingering chocolate. Interesting combo of stout flavors and ipa character. Enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (17224) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is light roast, bitter hops, earthy, liquorice.
Taste comprises more liquorice notes, spice, earthy, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Lower end of the CDA spectrum for me but drinkable none the less.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a very thin tan/orange head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of mint. Medium body, roasted malt, hint of burnt malt astringency, moderate hop bitterness, slight alcohol warmth, and a astringent bitter finish.
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into traditional pint glass with etching, resulting in foam over. Fluffy tan head over deep black. Nose not notable, but the flavor! Opens sweet with mild bitterness close behind.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is black tan head..Nose is pine, chocolate, spice..Tatse is spice, chocolate, roast, some pine..
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black from the bottle with a thin tan head that dissipates to a slight ring around the edges with very little lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and alcohol. Fizzy carbonation in the mouth with tastes of dark chocolate (a ton!), roasted malts and a hint of dark fruits and a pinch of citrus. This feels more like a stout than a black IPA. This very good but not what I expected. I really thought this would be more bitter.
malrubius (2608) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From old notes - bottle at a tasting -- Dark brown with ring. Dry woody (illegible) coffee aroma. Cleen coffee woody dry clean dry finish. Medium palate. Better than expected. (This was back i the day I was still adjusting to Black IPAs). Very good.
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pure black pour with tan head. Aroma is roast malt and hops. Taste does not come up to the standard the aroma set. Bitter and sweet. Chemical bite ruins it for me. It is good, but could have been great.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet chocolate, abv, light coffee, and a good bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation, good beer
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Absolute 100% appealing aroma of roasted malt and hops. As good as it gets. Taste is roasted malt and full floral hops that moves smoothly to a well-balanced lingering finish. A terrific brew, worth seeking out.