mensch (264) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minty and smokey aroma, but there’s frying bacon in the air here. Flavor hops first then smooth, roasted malt flavor. A hint of dark fruit. Long bitter finish; the hop bitters play nicely with the burnt malt bitters. It’s more hop and more roast than others. Black IPA and bacon infused meatballs, yum.
TATE (330) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Great coffee aroma. I was expecting over the top hop bitterness but this is a great balance of roasty malt and a finishing off bitter. The hop flavor lingers a bit more than I would like but overall this is pretty smooth and mellow and probably the best black IPA I’ve had.
High_in_NM (16) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from IPA Seasonal Mix Pack at local Smith’s. Very interesting alternative brew. Dead ringer for their traditional Porter with an extra helping of hops bitterness. Didn’t think I’d like it, but I did. I’d gladly buy a sixer of it if I could get it separately.
UncleKorm (1001) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a black hue w/ a huge rocky beige head. Moderate sweet floral aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are coffee, lime citrus, dark breads, and light grapefruit. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
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hopbag (132) - - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with nice tan head. Chocolate malt, grapefruit, and pine. Fruitier than I might have expected from the color. Nice, but not really my style. Much better in a glass than a bottle. Good carbonation.
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black with a durable tan head. Coffee roastiness, grapefruit bitterness, light grassy and chocolate notes. Well done.
pivo (2618) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a biege foamy head. Toasted malt taste amidst a big bitter. Nice beer but maybe a little unbalanced. Light a Schwarzbier with hops!
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pitch black color with a frothy head. Citrusy and roasted malt nose. Long lasting roasted coffee bean taste with bitter hop notes. Interesting.
Gachupines (1019) - USA - APR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with a hint of hops. Hops are more forward in the flavor. Roast coffee malt in the finish.
60minuteman (989) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, bountiful beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus and hop. Mildly bitter it has a bit of spongy fruit flavors. Cereal, malts, hops. Smooth indeed.
VeinAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque pour with a thick beige head. Smells of coffee porter and resin. Taste is early creamy chocolate and coffee, followed abruptly by bitter and sweets. Nice bipa.