tricyclist (994) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black IPA from Shorts. Nose is sharp, bitter with plenty of roast. Just like it should be. Zesty flavor with plenty of roast and mild chocolate notes. Nice bitterness with good citrus and a nice balance. Well done!
Reynolds314 (2706) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice black IPA. Piney and citrusy hops and a roasty chocolate flavor almost reminiscent of a very hoppy porter. Not overly bitter but definitely present.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with beige head. Dark, creamy, rich. Body gives way to a heavy grain and roasted malt profile. Some piney and grassy hops come through delicately on the finish. Fantastic mouthfeel for a truly bold beer. Nicely done!
Ernesto987 (4369) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good roasty big hoppy bipa. Really roasty which I like, thanks mike m!!!! You da man
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. i’ve had plenty of black ipas, but this is different. this is a hoppy stout. thick black stout. huge hops struggle to make it through, but in the end succeed. very nice.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep garnet body, thick puffy light brown head. Nose of chocolate and pine, tannic and leafy. Sharp woody, piny body, pillowy and sweet with chocolate, charred sugars, and sticky gum-like candy. A black IPA on steroids, but the alcohol is not especially prominent.
wchesser (1338) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extra from flandersned! Thanks, Steve. Nice roast and hop nose. Hop attack then bitter roast and chocolate then nice hoppy finish. Great black IPA.
BodaciousB (2) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amazing beer. Just a huge mouthfull. Not much hops, but a little at the end give it a very nice finishing touch. Can’t remember the smell.
Houle (11) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
black barley wine, smooth hop flavors moonlighting as a stout.
A black barley wine, well hopped and full bodied with prominent flavors of roasted malt and chocolate.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared by pantanap. Thanks, dude! Pours a deeper darker blackish hue, middle is hazy with toasty, gentle roasty malts. Gentle ruby and copper glow on the edges and bottom. Firm dryness, florals and mellow citrus. A good roasty dose hits the nose. Gentle citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium, with toasty malts, gentle roast, with grapefruit, florals, firm bitterness. Middle shows citrus, dry pine and florals in moderate amount. Some dryness, cocoa, dry roastiness and earth pine, floral. Some dryness, roast, citrus and firmer resiny pine. Good flavors. Good dryness. Roast. Tasty.