madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th June 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Semi soft and airy palate. Semi dry. Even dark malt with whispers of roast and coffee. Mild lactose cream. Fresh piney hops with a trace of orange. Finishes fresh and slightly minerally. Very well joined up and tasty black IPA.
brokensail (15609) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some amber notes and a tan head with plenty of spider web lacing.
S: Dank hops with some nice citrus (grapefruit) and pine, perhaps even some spicy hop notes. The roasted malt aroma is quite strong and takes away from the hoppiness of the beer.
T: The roast really dominates the flavor. Some hints of chocolate malt and a bitterness from the roasted malts as well. A moderate citrus character and some piney hops giving bitterness as well.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: A good but not great Black IPA. Could have used less roast character and brighter hops.
bhensonb (13848) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from michael-pollack. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/bubbly 3 finger tan head. Strong cat pee and floral aromas. Med body. Flavor is burnt malt/veg with a lot of citrus and floral hop. With a little time a very clean floral hop aspect comes forth. Then it all starts over again. Eventually it begins to suggest chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Dang good beer.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, pine, grapefruitr and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, cocoa, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter citrus finish.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a mahogany body with a small cream head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, pine, grass, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, citrus, chocolate, and pine.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle opened 4/11/11. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter leafy hops. The taste is bitter leafy, earthy, resiny hops with a roasted malt finish. Medium bodied.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, roast, citrus, wood, and some chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, pine, and citrus.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours nearly black with a medium creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, malt and tobacco. Medium body with a roasted malt character punctuated by resiny hops and pine. The finish is hoppy with a lingering malt and citrus aftertaste. Above average overall.
Sammy (10888) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
High quality black IPA. Very roasty,with some blackened bits intentionally, lacey, black body with retained three-eighths head of beige foam head. Aromas of roast and mocha. Well balanced, slightly sweeter only at the end of the bottle. Bitterness is well controlled. Enjoyable roastiness. Excellent drinkability.Average mouthfeel.