keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer. it has a nice black color with a small slightly off white head. The aroma has bread and caramel, very little hops. The flavor has some roast malts and some caramel. The hops come through at the end of the sip. The finish is dry and bitter.
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of burnt black malt, chocolate, light hops and resin. Medium body. Dry chocolate finish.
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking bottle and label. Inky beer, pours 5:1 foam to brew in a tall tumbler. Cool cascade effect in the tannish foam. Big malty IPA aroma - notes of raisins, orange peel and molasses in with the hops. Heavy body, strong roast/alcohol/hop bitterness. Chalky mouthfeel, chocolate notes, sweet, dark dried fruit flavors. Long, pleasant roast finish. Very enjoyable and complex. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger creamy tan head which does some lacing. Aromas of resin and grapefruit. Med+ body. Flavor is very resin, with some creamy coffee/chocolate, followed by some grapefruit rind. Lots of rind. Excellent flavor; bitter, dry chocolate finish. Very tasty.
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages McKinney. Pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are Black Pepper, light citrus, hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and slightly roasty with a medium body and medium carbonation. Great beer! Cheers!
craftbeerdesign (2193) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours black with a 1 finger tan head. big roast nose with citrus. med body with roast, light citrus bitterness, molasses, dark fruits, light chocolate and black malt. semi-dry finish with roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee, and a lingering citrus bitterness that sticks around.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with plenty of red highlights and a fluffy beige head. Aroma of pepper, grass, lemon, and a slight roastiness. Flavor of pepper, lemon, black coffee, toast, and a bit of toffee. Bitterness is building already. Finishes kind of acidic with pine, lemon, black coffee, and there’s a lingering burnt and slightly ashy finish. Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel and no noticeable heat. Decent beer, but I wish the replaced "IPA" with "Porter" on the label. Baltic porter = exciting, black IPA = ehhh.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rating #44. Dark, dark brown pour with a spotty tan head. Light roast and a bit of hoppiness with a touch of dark fruits. Nice flavor, mild bitterness with a touch of toast, nice mouthfeel and pretty smooth with a pleasant finish. (2201)
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Beverage House (S.V.) - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. nice lacing. Aroma is fruit, floral hops, and lightly toasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, licorice, pine hops, and light chocolate. The roasted malt and licorice linger in the finish. medium body. A nice beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another in a long list of blah Black IPAs. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous creamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was gritty floral and fruity hops with light roasty dark malts underneath. The flavor was bitter anise, roasty malts and gritty floral hops. The finish was long roasty and floral. Fairly full bodied. Eh.