Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/1/2013. So glad to have found this. Black IPA seems misleading though. Somewhere between a Black IPA, a Stout and a Porter. Pours translucent black (deep red really) with a thick brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Taste is similar and more; coffee, creamy, chocolate, smoke, bitter, dark chocolate; huge and long coffee finish. Some nice lacing. Mouth feel is chewy but also thin somehow. Misleading in style, but stand-out in all other areas.
bookman10 (637) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, almost (not quite) black, with average head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Flavor is a very strong roasted-malt (almost like a burnt toast), with some coffee and chocolate, etc., but with the addition of a fairly strong, underlying hop bitterness. This is a very interesting beer.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours very dark brown with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma is rich, light coffee, brown sugar, slight alcohol. Taste is thick and a little bitter, a drying alcohol finish. Flavors of espresso, bitter hops, roasted malt, molasses. Pretty solid beer.
MarinEvelyn (544) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
interesting aroma. chocolate, coffee, malt, dark fruit. sweet.
Taste- sweet, bitter. sweet. chocolate/coffee a bit. Hoppy aftertaste.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark brown, small lightly tan head. Looks really nice. Nose is roasted chocolate, slight alcohol, not a lot else. Pleasant, but not very zippy. Initial taste is a big dose of slightly bitter chocolate, leading to a little brown sugar and an ashiness that surrounds a nice, prickling bitterness. Just a slight citrus as it warms. Noticeable alcohol warmth finishes. Finish is mouth coating with some milk chocolate sweetness. Pretty decent, first half of the glass was really tasty, though the sweet chocolate and slight boozy finish were a little much towards the end of the glass.
steelcitybrew (430) - 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.
Advocate_Ames (426) - 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 isn’t too rough on the palate.
badwhale (356) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours an opaque black with little chunks in bottom. Has a very sweet taste to it, but some hop afterbite. Really smells like wine.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is mollasses, and nuts. Flavor is mollasses and hops. Medium bodied...its alright.
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma of malty coffee, and taste begins a bit thin with a light bittering and slight sweet toffee taste but the aftertaste is pure bittered coffee. An interesting change of pace, not sure about a steady diet, but interesting taste and well presented bottle with it’s waxed top.