Thisis12ptfont (708) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of milk and faint roasted grains. Black in color with thin foam and nice lacing. Slightly watery and milky upfront with an immediate burst of roasted chocolate, molasses, grains and caramel. Alcohol is very soft with a toffee finish. Overall, pretty unique Black IPA with milky chocolate overtones and some roast/toffee undertones. More stout-like than IPA. Iíd give this a B+ rating.
deanso (4092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the beer temple.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear black pour. Lovely citrus bitterness. Very smooth.
MarcoDL (931) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard black IPA, which is not a bad thing cause this style is quite good. But compared to other black IPAís, this one does not stand out.
Ellery (16) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is every thing I expect from a black ipa, big roast coffee aroma and flavour and a big punch in the mouth of hops..oh yeah!
Rangi (493) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry chocolate and hops on the nose slightly grassy. Appearance is a almost pitch black poor with a lingering beige head, nice lacing down the glass. Dry on the palate with bitterness from malt and hops. Very tasty beer
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Dan Murphyís. Aromas of caramel and grass; with vanilla and hints of chocolate. Mostly sweet, with bitter notes.
dbhenry (52) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fine IPA, medium golden dark in color, with a nice head. It is more balanced than a lot of IPAs, with a rich malt taste not overwhelmed by the intense hops. Medium to full bodied. Delightful.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/24/2011. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with caramel, chocolate, citrus and pine. Good hoppy flavors with the malt and fruit. Not bad at all.
LearninBeer (306) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with light brown fully diminishing head, excellent lacing. The aroma is a citrus/grass hops. The taste is bitter. The body is medium to full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter.
sic1314 (1968) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate, farmyard, bitter hops. Medium body, flavour of dark chocolate, coffee grinds, liquorice. Dry, bitter end.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay... Although it was a neat idea at first for screened label art, after a while the Rogue dude not only gets old but also starts to make me want to avoid the beers. Not good. Still, as often as not, Iím pleasantly surprised by the contents.
This was quite the happy bottle upon uncapping, erupting out the mouth of the bottle briefly. Once poured, a mostly black body with dark orange/red hues fills the
glass, topped by a light vlbrown head and notable lacing. Now... for the first test of a black IPA. The nose. Mostly sweet, roasted malts let loose with a possible presence of earthy, musky, complimentary hops. It passed the first test. No awkwardness. In the mouth it seems much like an India brown ale in hop flavor and malt body. I like that itís supple enough to support the malt flavors, and the hops were well controlled. A bitterness thatís due to both some roasted malts and hops finishes it out,
pleasantly. Thereís something a little spiced about its character, but likely just a product if the hop and malt combination. Not bad... Iíve had better, but Iíve had many much worse. Respectable for the style, itís a good pick if youíre in the odd mood for a black IPA.