Narnad (1408) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown/black in color with deep ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. Aroma is very complex with a solid hops nose composed of a spruce pine presence and a strong lemon citrus followed by a lighter orange citrus note. Malt provides a sweet caramel malt backbone with some light toastedness and stronger coffee and roasted malt presence. Coffee, light anise, some raisin and a touch of chocolate start the beer off with a lighter pine note in the middle and a mild citrus orange ending. Body is modest with a smooth feeling and a slight dryness imparted from the roasted malts. Good beer but there are a lot of aromas and flavors going on in the beer. Makes it enjoyable but a bit too much.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: LongShot Blackened Hops
Date: April 02, 2011
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: big citrus aroma on top of roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter black chocolate, lots of hops, growing citrus, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of coffee, piney hops, and citrus. Taste is of roasted malts, toast, and pine.
Parksy (122) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Given to me by Duffman. Excellent beer. I love Black IPA’s... my favorite style. This one did not disappoint!
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a very dark brown, almost black; thick tan head. Aroma is mellow with chocolate malt, some coffee and a little bit of citrus hops. Taste is excellent. Nice dark brown malty goodness with incredible citrus and piney hop to balance. Nice and complex, easy to drink. I really like this one.
shrubber85 (6809) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and pine hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with large tan head. Sweet chocolate malt and strong bitter grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Very nice blending. Excellent.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma had dark malt with a little bit of the hops. More of that in the flavor with a bit more of the hops coming thru. Not bad.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish I could brew this because I would.Pours black with med tan head.aroma is cool hoppy,sweet ,malty,citrus and coffee.Flavors of hops,malt and cool coffee.Long shot my ass very good black ipa.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/15/11. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Congrats Rodney and UKG!! I had this beer right after the Chicago regional (my brother is also in UKG) and it was damn good, so here goes. Black pour, brown edges under the light, with a nice, fluffy tan head that sticks forever and laces a ton. Light citrusy aroma, a bit of lemon peel, with nice roast and coffee. Nice roasted character in the flavor as well with a bit of fresh green hops. This is like a very hoppy porter, and I’m sure the hop character was even better when fresh. Not quite as good at the original, but still nice!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of like a dark ipa but reminds me more of what an ipa and stout would taste like if they mixed as the malts have a sweet cloying black licoriche drop which seems to mix well with the citrus with the hops. This guy should be their new brewmaster!!! This is delish! A bit too much licoriche for me but i could give this to my friends who are maltheads. Palatte is medium and a bit wet for me too but a good drinking beer.