puboflyons (2261) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour a dark brown tone but not quite black with a very foamy tan head that maintains its carbonation level. The aroma has the dark barley malt and molasses characters I might have expected but not a big hop nose. The taste is bit better than the nose suggests with a biting bitterness and black licorice like qualities.
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, 1/4 inch tan head and an aroma of roasty aromatic malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is mild roasty and peaty malt, licorice and more nice mellow orange hops. Almost like a dialed back version of Surly Blakkr
varanid99 (572) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, thin tan head. Roasty, dark malt aroma, slightly hoppy, citrus. Taste is coffee, roasty, orange, very smooth. Pretty good.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light tan head. Roasty nose with a good bit of pine in there. Medium to full body, relatively round on the tongue. Slight burnt notes, light coffee, pine needles, and some earthy hops. Lasting bitter finish. Pretty much what I think of when I think black IPA.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good name. So in ten years will we distinguish styles with the name "pale IPA"? Bottle. Very dark brown. Roast, hop petrol on the nose. Flavour is pretty sweet with roast, along with the berry and citrus flavour. And garlic. So much garlic. Can’t say I’m a huge fan of this, too much garlic/hop petrol, and tips too far toward sweetness.
Oscbert (1068) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Roasty malt aroma with citrusy earthy hops. Well balanced between the two.
~Pours a very dark brown color with orange tints. Big foamy brownish white head.
~Strong roasty malt flavor that lingers hroughout with earthy hops.
~Medium bodied with medium CO2, burnt roasty long lasting finish.
~Roast is a bit much on this one. still enjoyable just a bit off balanced in flavor.
Nsanders (591) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a light brown foamy head. Coffee, ritz crackers, orange rind, rubber and earthiness. Taste has a dry bitterness that increases before fading.
DrinkinWell (304) - - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich dark brown with frosted head and substantial lacing. Earthy malt notes, hints of caramel on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel, bitter on the back of the tongue. Really nice black IPA.
lawman834 (237) - Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as night, thin head, minimal lacing. Very hoppy. Tastes grassy and is heavy on lemon zest with a finish of aromatic grains....possibly rye?
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black, not opaque, with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, a bit of dark chocolate, nice fruity and piney hops with a herbal note and a light coffee hint. Nice bitter and hoppy flavor, roasty, with a bit of dark chocolate and a hint of coffee in the finish. Rounded mouthfeel.