davidm (1873) - 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.
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!
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rogue Dadís Little Helper Black IPA is an opaque black beer with brown highlights. Itís topped with a generous, lumpy, light khaki foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a very grassy aroma with a hint of malt and maybe caramel. It has a smooth medium body with a soft, dry finish. It leaves the tongue a little ashy. The flavor is well balanced between charred roastiness, grassy bitterness and a touch of melanoid. There isnít really any sweetness and the flavor is quite smooth. The aftertaste is charred. This is very smooth and sessionable. The flavor isnít extreme, but it kept my interest the whole time I was drinking it.
jstraw (1847) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany with big, foamy, tan head / Nose of roast barley and brown sugar / Light to medium body, somewhat chewy, hops partly masked by the roast, with good balance and dry, lightly bitter, finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate, brown sugar, grass, and dry hops / A delicous ale, best not compared to an IPA but on its own or as a porter.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy white head, Chocolate, roasted cereal grain, citrus, and bread aroma and taste with a nice crisp dark earthy and woody finish that has hints of spruce. Slick oily palate that works with the rest of the elements of this brew. A damn tasty black IPA.
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the most tame ipa Iíve had to date. Personally, I like a "kick in the balls" ipa, but this is very nice for a mellower brew. A great finishing brew with an excellent palate.
coreyc1221 (244) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee aroma. Black black color. Beige pillowy head. Coffee and nut taste. Strong and black. Chocolate. Fuck. This is good. Thanks again Rogue.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown-black beer under small cream-coloured head. USA hops, resiny, lychee, sweet-bitter smelling, ureum. Dry, hoppy, dry-grainy, garden herbs. But especially phenomenally balanced. Medium bodied, slick, well-carbonated; long-lasting flavours. Excellent black IPA, amongst the best sampled so far - and probably the best balanced.
freshlikeugh (9) - - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty nose finished with piney hops. Pours a thick dark brown with an incredible head and lacing that continues throughout the beer. Mouthfeel is thick but smooth. Taste is roasted malt and a bit of chocolate, hops work as a nice contrast. One of Rogues best in my opinion.
beertholomeus (384) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with creamy head. Roasted malt, chocolate and hop aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate and hop flavors. Bitter and roasted finish.