djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with medium frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is floral hops and bready malt. Thin mouthfeel with a bitter hop and roasted malt with lingering bitter finish. A good black IPA from Rogue.
Msavage235 (90) - - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent black IPA. Initial taste of chocolate is surprising butt out rounds out to a nice roasty, hoppy finish. Dont see many black IPAs out there so I have to try any I can find. Iíd get it again.
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours a dark brown with an amber tinge and a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, light malts and some burnt notes. Flavour of burnt malt, extremely high astringency - not balanced at all with the charred notes and astringency dominating. Not crafted well - subpar.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Dark reddish/brown with a foamy, thick, light tan head. Mild aroma of citrus, cocoa, floral and pine. Flavor is bitter hops, dark roasted malt, some acidic coffee and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Nice tasty beer, aroma is a bit lacking though.
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black colour with off white head. Hoppy aroma with some roasted qualities. A good Black IPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Dadís Little Helper Black IPA
Date: May 07, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma
Flavor: roasted flavor, lots of hops, floral and bitter, long bitter and burnt finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, herbal, floral, earth, coffee, pine, and slight citrus. Some decent aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, earth, pine, floral, grapefruit, toast, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, earth, pine, citrus, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of bitterness with roasted malt flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly chalky mouthfeel that isnít detrimental. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish noticed. Overall this is a really nice black IPA. This has a good balance between the roasted malt and hop flavors, which I tend to prefer in the style. Very enjoyable stuff.
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with a meal. Coffee, roasted malt. Dry, bitter finish. Full-flavored. Paired nicely with my blackened chicken sandwich and fries.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a very small head and hazy medium brown hued body. Low lace and head retention. Aromas are citrusy, pine, spicy, resin, brown sugar, tobacco, malty aroma that is similar to brown malt (british), high cohumulone hop presence, wet dog, earthy, nutty, light chocolate. Flavors are very bitter, nutty, mild roast, high cohumulone hop notes, pine, spicy, bitter, hop burn. Malty, nutty and decently dry. Mild carbonation, medium bodied, pine with a lasting bitterness. Medium astringency. Not great.
m4rest88 (382) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark amber hue with a small head that is mostly dimnishing
aroma is malty with hints of dark fruits
flavor is malty too with hints of smokiness