b33r (691) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish black color with nice medium brown head and little lacing. Aroma has great cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor has big bitter bite at first and then mellows with creamy cocoa. Nice mix of herbally hops and roasted malts. Tastes a bit like a porter- good overall.
decaturstevo (5331) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown pour with foamy clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is light roasted malt and resiny hops. Flavor is roasty, light touch of coffee and a good bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. A beer that could pass as a stout, just a good beer.
MattShizzle (547) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Opaque - very dark brown to black in color. Large tan head, coffee and hops in aroma. Very hoppy with roasted flavors too. Quite good.
That1Guy (2004) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle in a variety pack pours black with a tan head. Roasty nose with a bit of hops. Just kinda a dark, somewhat hoppy, watery beer. It’s clean but boring. Never been a fan of this style, but this is tolerable.
Sarlacc83 (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the 4 pack
A: Opaque black with a near permanent creme colored head. Lacing.
N: Cocoa, pine, earth, light grapefruit, coffee, leaves, peppercorn,
T: Big bittersweetness, leaning towards the hearty bitterness.
M: Medium body, some chalkiness, prickly carbonation, no alcohol burn.
O: Hoppy stout Black IPA. Very well balanced, and probably the best beer in the 4 pack. Will enjoy these.
BenDover (212) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark brown. Medium tan/brown foam. Aroma is of both coffee/dark chocolate and grassy/hoppy - but a bit faint, not very strong. Taste: seems rather well balanced and low-IBU for an IPA -- not sure I believe the 70 IBU’s, seeems to high. Bittersweet, coffee, dark chocolate, and moderately hoppy. Me likey very much.
Obfuscate (198) - Minneapolis, - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, smooth and creamy not getting too much hops for an IPA. Decent.
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid. Pleasant roastiness. Balanced with a good pine bitterness on the finish. Well done black ipa.
terefere (255) - Durham, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma of plums, coffee, citrus, butterscotch, bread. Taste: roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet fruits, grass, citrus.
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this style. Big rich coffee toffe aroma with great earthy hop aroma. Flavor is crisp toast and crisp type of noble hop character. Finishes super crisp and clean. A great bIPA
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: roasted malts, faint coffee, piney hops, smells like an American Stout
Appearance: Black, clear, tan head
Taste: medium bitter
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Has aroma and body of a stout. Nice roasted malts and coffee aroma and flavors. Hops are definitely present, but the roasted malts cover some of it. If I was blindfolded and tasted this, I’d guess it’s a hoppy stout.