resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours near black. Two fingers of creamy white head. Scents of hops, malts, and some citrus flavors as well. However, coffee flavor comes about when it touches the tongue and it finishes more like a porter than an IPA. Very surprising flavor and finish, doesn?t really taste like an IPA.
Hansen (6563) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Roasted aroma, toasted bread, some hoppy notes too. Citrus. Flavor starts sweet, roasted, finish hoppy, ,moderate bitter.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bottle. This one was a little disappointing. It wasnít until the beer was pretty much room temperature that it actually began to fill out in flavour and body. Not enough caramel from the malt, and not enough flavour from the hops.
Freaky_tiki (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cracked open this bottle just as my 6 week old son awoke from his afternoon nap & it pours a beautiful darkness with a creamy burnt sugar cap. Itís almost not a black ipa, as the the hops only surface in the rear & are not as sharp as expected. I get swirls of bitter dark coffee, pine resin & malt shop sugars in each sip. The finish is bristling with bitterness. Not as bad as some reviewers below me make it to be, but also not the strongest interpretation of the style. Gotta go, baby is about to lose his shit & cry. Cheers.
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at 2014 GBBF. Dark caramel coloured pour with a loose tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, nutty, hint of choc, berry, raisin. Not much hop in the nose. Palate is sticky sweet lowish carbonation. Flavour is nutty malts, dark choc, sweet malts with dried fruits. Hint of smoke, where are the hops. Fails as a black ipa., more like a porter.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2014. It pours deep brown with minimal head. The nose is toasty, caramel, roasty, cocoa and dirt. The taste is sweet, oily, chocolate, earth, decent bitterness, ash, burned wood and oily with a dry finish. Medium and low carbonation. Oily, probably would have been a lot better on keg.
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF 2014. Dark brown no head. light black ipa. Drinkable enough. Ok chocolate lime.
Ferris (3785) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - Light roast, pine hops and a weird off aroma. Dark brown with no head. Pine and herbs with some dark malts and a bitter finish. Not very appealing.
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size long-lasting fluffy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of hops first followed by toasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, hops and a bit of chocolate. Dry, roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, a solid Black IPA.
robinvboyer (3064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark coffee pour, medium beige head. Quite roasty aroma, dark charred grains, coffee, bitter cocoa, the soightest grass, hay hops. Very bitter finish with again, just a slight hay or grass hoppiness. This is just a bitter porter, im not getting much hoppiness. Still a good tasty beer, just lacks some solid ipa character.
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with one finger head. Black IPA that is more of a brown IPA. Medium malt base, maybe a bit lighter in malt which accounts for the color difference. Reasonable hops with medium bitterness. Just average.