nittoh (13) - JAPAN - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at City Market / Onion River Co-op in Burlington.
Strong hop aroma and full bodied black IPA.
Hop is dominated in the aroma and black malt and coffee note background.
Flavor is also hoppy, but substantial malt body from roasted malt and caramel malt. Smooth and clean taste.
The alcohol is 10% but not feels so high alcoholic character.
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent Black IPA. Book roast aromas, its great. A lot of citrus flavour, some spice in the finish. Carbonation is right there. A ve
ry large beige bubbly head.
Thanks for bringing back, Radek.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Institute. Pours a deep brown, near black, with thick khaki head and blanket lace. Notes of roasted malt, smoked meat, chocolate. Decent hop bitterness on the finish but not much flavor, minor pine.
samsmith33 (479) - - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma- some smoke, but otherwise empty. Dark black color with a Foamy tan head. Smoke, ash, hops barley. Hint of coffee. Smooth feel, above average carb. Not bad in the end. Taste is a bit funky.
MadRobin (2225) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in Stowe, VT. Opaque, black-brown with tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, coffee and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee, pine and caramel. Medium/full body and high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Scott at VCL Super Bowl. Pours out black with a small white head. Aroma is of dark toasty malts, light syrupy booze, citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance of dark toasty malts, light chocolate, citrus hops and a light syrupy sweetness with an overall well hidden ABV.
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber shared by Scott during the Suoerbowl. Poured a dark black body with a smaller to average sized tight foamy light beige head. Aroma was floral and earthy with some sweet chocolate syrup, a touch of green veggies and lightly burnt toast. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation that finishes almost creamy. Flavor is actually a bit better then the aroma with notes of chocolate, lightly burn toast, nut shells, citrus rinds and a hint of spiceyness. Overall a pretty decent brew.
czar (5016) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with VT. pours very dark brown, almost black, with a nice creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt malts, resin, grass, booze, umami, tobacco, coffee, maple, soy, molasses. average carbonation, medium body, medium to long resinous-citrusy finish.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 ml bottle shared with czar and friends. Opaque black with a short lasting beige head. Smell is pine tree, herbal hops, coffee. Taste is coffee, roast, chocolate and cream. Some, first very subtle, coffee and herbal bitterness. Lingers on for quite a while. Then, boom! Hits like a truck, very solid bitterness invades the mouth. Medium to strong bodied, weak carbonation. A solid black IPA.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 6, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. My bomber. Black pour with a smallish but lasting creamy/foamy tan rocky head. Aroma is very roasty, dry herbal/resin bitterness; leafy, lactic and definite alcohol presence (7+). Taste follows - resin, alcohol and tons of nutty dark roast, maybe a hint of metal. Average body, astringent, mild carbonation, quite a long dry nearly burnt finish and linger - not bad ... I still really dont consider black IPA a go-to style of me: give me HOPPY, or give me ROAST - just not in the same glass, if you please.