aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice balance of hops and dark malts. A little yeasty in the aftertaste. Didn’t really taste like Sierra Nevada’s style.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a a growing tan head. Woody aroma with some nice bitterness. Taste is initially a light coffee. Extremely dry finish obscures everything else in a sorta nice way. The over all experience is danky in an increasingly less favorable way though.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Country Boy. Black and creamy. Slightly hoppy. In the back of the taste is some subtle chocolate. Quite good.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a deep brown/mainly black color with a decent tan head. Aroma of light cocoa and chocolate, smoke, with hints of pine. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, citrus, with a nice piney hop bitterness.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Black color. Good thin light brown head. Decent loose lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, more dry texture. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Mostly bitter taste, but not too bitter. Little sweet. Pretty dry in the finish. Nice floral hop aroma. Earthy, light resin. Good lighter chocolate malt. Little roast. Solid black IPA.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dutch’s, served in a pint glass. Pours a deep brown color, mostly opaque, with a finger of soft beige head that lasts for quite a while before lacing the glass. Aroma of earthy, spicy hops, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Flavor of citrusy, spicy hops, dry, roasty malts, pine, and a bit of soap. Medium-bodied, with a dry, rich, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has a little bite. I like it.
AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - @ RHP. Pours jet black, minimal tan head. Aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, malt and nice citrus notes shining through. Full bodied, good weight, with lots of citrus flavor and balanced malts. Really awesome Black IPA.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint. Pours with a near black hued body with a retentive tan head. Aromas are roasty, pine, estery, ashy, black patent, char. Flavors are bitter, roasty, pine and resin with a moderate body. Dry. Pretty much a hoppy porter. Lively carbonation, pretty clean.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The least bit of blackened spruce and a breath of Northwestern air in the dark. Dark brown, but shows red in the light. Good head that drops to thick cream film. Hops just bitter; not offering much flavor; harsh roasty presence. Full bodied, but the lesser aspects of the flavor maintain on the palate. Great aroma and appearance... but kind of a ’meh’ to drink.
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some chocolate, coffee and lots of hop bitterness.