kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with large light tan colored head. Aroma is citrus hops and light roasted malts. Taste is roasted malt first and hops second. Really nice roasted type of bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice creamy mouth feel. Overall this is a wonderful example of the black IPA style as it perfectly balances the best qualitIes of IPAs and porters/stouts.
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark roast and pine. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Sweet roast with some piney hop. Decent.
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with thin white foam. Aroma is malty, light molasses. Taste is roasty, light toast, molasses,not very hoppy actually, light piney bitterness. Palate is light bodied with med-light carbonation. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’16, 03 02/16.
Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with a decent khaki head.
Nose is dusty hop, straw, light charr, earthy notes, disappointingly thin.
Taste comprises light pine, earthy roast, liquorice, charr, cocoa rub, red berry linger.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close doused with earthy hop bitterness.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, dark brown with cream head, earthy and burnt , has some hoppiness, smooth body and finish
Steven_B (105) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large cream coloured frothy head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts with coffee and an earthiness to it. Smooth on the taste with a flavour of malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dry and bitter finish.
Cunningham (6654) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Quite roasted, a bit tropical fruity, coffee and citric hoppy. Ok intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine balanced bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant citric hoppy, roasted, coffee, pine, chocolate and balanced mild round fruity flavour.
Overall impression: Tasty and lovely stuff.
Personal stats: Bottle from Martin’s Off Licence
in Dublin, Ireland.
GenkiGonzo (986) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from O’Briens. Slick cola pour with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some citrus hops. Roasty malts softened with nice fresh hops.
rustbucket0873 (369) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown almost black eith tan head. Aroma is coffee, citrus, pine, chocolate, and roasted barley. The flavor is citurs up front followed by chocolate, coffee, roasted barley finished with piney and earthy notes.
elbernays (1153) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours black with reddish hue. Large tan head. Aroma is coffee, floral, tobacco, roast coffee. Coffee, chocolate tobacco, earth flavour. Lovely smooth body. Very nice example of style.
drjay44 (3300) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a medium well retained, light beige head, with slight lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 35) body......nose is light pine, resin, slight grapefruit peel, all from the hops, cocoa, chocolate, coffee from the roasted malts, no esters......taste is dry, light cocoa, coffee, chocolate from the malts, resin, pine, citrus all from the hops, balanced, no esters......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol. This is a light Black IPA. It need more toasted malts to increase malty complexity, and more American hops to really meet the style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6