Ernesto987 (4389) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plasticy and malty, odd and sweetish, but itís wax dipped so itís .rar amirite?
ryanscourt (865) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty, some chocolate, slightly spicy finish. Lot of flavor flavor. Nice body. Alcohol well hidden.
Advocate_Ames (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice looking head that dissipates over a few minutes. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts, coffee, wood notes, & hops. The flavor is very robust & malty. In addition the Black Perle has coffee and hop flavor. Overall the drink has a mild bitterness and isnít too rough on the palate.
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, and charcoal aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate-caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty tasty.
AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Secret Santa! Pours and oaky dark brown. Black in the glass. 1 finger coffee coloured head. Nose is very roast! Lots of cocoa, chocolate, coffee. Smells more like a porter than an IPA. Taste is interesting. Loads of chocolate and fresh espresso beans. Hint of hop bitterness at the finish, certainly has that German hop taste. The roastiness is sticking around forever.
Thisis12ptfont (952) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong earthy aromas with subtle vanilla and oat notes. Completely solid black with no foam at all. Mellow bitterness from the hops accompanied by a subtle chocolate roast malt flavor. Some toffee and metallic notes on the finish. Overall, I am actually a little disappointed. I was expecting much more to it. Itís very basic and mellow. Iíd give this beer a C rating.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Suttree. Molasses, earthy sweet chocolate, black bread, and light alcohol aroma. Black with a moderate tan head. Earthy charred malt, bitter chocolate, piney hops favor. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
MadRobin (2251) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, very dark brown with 2.5-finger brown head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roast caramel malt, chocolate, molasses and raisins.
Taste of bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, black strap molasses and earthy pine hops.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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alexanderj (3382) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a big, frothy and persistent light brown head. Aroma of earth, caramel, sweetness, fruit, and flowers. Flavor was more roasted than earthy. NOt sure I am feeling this one that much, because it came off a bit heart. Very roasty and the earthy hops was not always the most pleasant. Ok.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Texas Liquor: Itís always nice to find a bottle thatís been wax sealed especially if itís from an unknown to my knowledge East Coast brewery. Anyways here is the beer rating
Has a lush succulent scent of darkly roasted black malts that are accompanied by a deep boozy aroma of alcohol, however, any evidence of hops are minimal and would have had me fooled that this was a hybrid IPA. Flavor is robust with a rich base of dark chocolate/roasted malts with a slight tilt in balance towards a bitter taste of hop, however, I just donít see this as a black IPA, but instead as a hopped up porter. Still tasty and satisfying none the less.