bigtaster (609) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, pours black with tan head. Grapefruit mixed with milk chocolate, very unique nose. Medium body, starts out sweet and then balances out with hop bitterness and fruity notes.
mikem409 (1666) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours jet black with massive tan mahogany head. big roasted chocolate hop. taste is massive grassy hops with underlying chocolate and toffee damn fine beer.
umich03jm (2232) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle snagged from the brewery. Pours a near pitch black color with a small frothy head that lingers a bit. Very nice aroma of light roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, and flowers. Taste is a great balance of the aromas. Coffee, bitter dark chocolate and pine all present throughout. Finish is smooth, creamy, and bitter. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Really nice black DIPA. Re-rate 3/14/13 - Had this a few more times and like it even better. This has to be the best Black IPA I’ve had. All the flavors just blend together nicely, nothing dominates here. It’s really a thick stout with a focus on fresh hops. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and oily too. Great stuff, I should’ve bought a case of this.
Travlr (13722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark brown, off white large bubble head. Aroma of bright pine and cocoa. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and spice
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Large tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, caramel. Soft medium body, light resin.
bwa5879 (733) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour into shaker. Tall medium brown head. Nice sweet aroma. The hops are evident as well. A bit of hoppy flavor, a lot of coffee Overtones. Slightly bitter aftertaste but lots of coffee flavor. Good bitter black IPA. Slightly hoppy, a little malty, LOTS of coffee. Pretty unique black IPA.
b3shine (5981) - Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just to clarify, this is a Double Black IPA (which I forgot to mention when I uploaded the beer into the RB database). Looks good; pitch black with nice head. Smells pretty good too; hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells, only better. Nice on the palate too. Pretty good stuff!