NJBeerman013 (1050) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours midnight black with a cocoa head. Aroma notes are reminiscent of baltic porter; spice, burnt sugar, anise. Big shot of hops, licorice and smoke in the flavor. An all around "big" beer.
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nice light mocha head.
Aroma: Rich dark-roasted malts married with fairly pungent American hops, leafy, resinous, dank, citrus, molasses, dark brown sugar, a little coffee and dark chocolate, a slight savoury/soy sauce note, somewhat peppery, milk chocolate in the finish.
Palate: Medium to medium-full carbonation with medium-low carbonation.
Flav.: Fairly hop-forward with peppery/spiciness, dank/resinous character, rich chocolate and coffee dark-roasted malt, a touch savoury; quite dry with fairly full bitterness and a long, dark-roasted and dankly hoppy finish.
Not exactly what I seek in a BIPA, but close enough.
rlgk (10851) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Deep amber/brown beer with a small beige head. Chocolate aroma, hay, grass, iron notes, fruity, cocoa, some licorice. Hoppy chocolate flavor, grass, licorice, cocoa, floral notes, some tar. Decent black IPA.
HopsandBolts (77) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of dense tan head that lingers over five minutes leaving a thick lacing.
Aroma: Molasses, syrop, malt, caramel, smoke.
Flavours: Molasses, pine resin, hops, burnt malt, some coffee and coca.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A wonderful Black IPA with many aromas and flavours. Each time I take another sip, I come across new flavours.
Randy4Beer (179) - - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark black with reddish highlights around the edges when back lit. Nice, slightly off-white head leaving considerable lacing behind.
On the nose, some chocolate, toffee, some pine, and quite a bit of tea leaves.
The mouthfeel is leaning towards thick and sticky.
Tastes are of pine, coffee, red grapes,
Overall, the abv is prevalent and you’ll start to feel it after drinking only a couple of fingers. Still, drinks very easy for the style. This is another nice offering from Rogue.
Alpha10 (338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/09/11 - Pours an opaque, dark brown-mahogany colour with a foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces to a linger surface film and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is mild pine, molasses, cocoa, coffee, toffee, earthy hops and toasted malt. Taste is similar to nose; semi sweet cocoa, toffee, molasses, coffee, toasted malt and mild pine with earthy hop tones. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation and a long, mildly bitter, drying finish. A little less hop forward on the taste than I had expected, but still not a bad brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Aroma and taste is roasted malty with medium sweet tropical fruits throughout. Decent.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coke color,lasting small tan head.Light hop/roast nose.Chewy palate starts sweet,light roast.Toffee notes as it warms.Very late huge lasting bitter finish
Very nice !!
slowrunner77 (3466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"pours slightly darker than cola with khaki head. aroma is roasted malts, pine & spice. pleasant. firm fizzy feel. moderate bitterness on the palate, with low citrus, but lively spicy and herbal hops. Well balanced."
Spab (2413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark, orange-tinged, brown with large, creamy light tan head. Aroma is full of licorice, with some roast and light hoppiness. Flavour is big anise with roasted malt and mellow resiny hoppiness. Mellow roasty bitterness in finish. Not all that hoppy, but decent.
Pyobon (933) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Clear dark brown with red hints. Big dense long-lived tan head. Pleasant aroma of toasted malt, nuts and a hint of chocolate and some pine. Excellent palate: medium bodied with bright carbonation and some surprising stickiness in the finish. Well balanced assertive tastes - dark malt, burnt toffee, some elusive sweetness, hints of smokey wood, with some fairly serious hoppy bitterness that develops from the mid palate into quite an aggressive finish. Overall a impressive beer with some pretty assertive flavours doing a fine balancing act.