bconch (312) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour. Nose is predominately roasted malt. Taste is a solid mix of bright hops and strong malty goodness. Finish is coffee bitterness. Good black ipa
Minderbinder (2417) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, cold coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, sweetness, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, but I think my bottle was a tad too old to get full potential.
oRos (1326) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black with cream head. Taste is roasted malts with Sierra Nevada style hopping
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a huge brown head. Aroma is burned toast, kinda chocolate, and orange. Taste is pretty ashy, watery chocolate, and burned everything.
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty black in appearance and taste. Arome is more grain than hop this is not expected or desired. Flavor is malty with a clenser hop taste. Head is lasting and impressive. Much better Black IPA out there.
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black, opaque with tan head. Roasty, mildly hoppy aroma, bitter, roasty taste. Medium body, bitter finish.
MacBoost (1478) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz, bottled 6/25 which makes it 39 days old. Pours a thin looking black with ruby edges and an off white head. Aromas of some roast, some pine, some citrus. Almost fruity in the nose. Taste is bitter both from the roast and from the hops, semi dry. Thinish mouthfeel. Flavors of light coffee, moderate hoppiness, decent roast. Pretty standard black IPA, nothing standing out to me here. Solid, if unremarkable.
cobaink2 (162) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really fantastic dark malts with a nice coffee flavor. Nice compliment of really nice floral hops. Would drink this all day in the winter.
dlihcsnatas (428) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got 3 of these in a sampler pack but sat these aside because most black IPA’s in my opinion are wrong and just plain nasty. Finally decided to clean out my beer fridge today and figured I either was going to drink them or pour them out. Drank one of them. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Actually pretty decent. Has a mocca flavor to it with that IPA bitterness. Kind of like drinking a bitter coffee with some chocolate flavoring in it. Will finish this one but the other two will go with my breakfast in the morning.
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark, clear, ruby-cola brown with a nice-looking, well-retaining khaki colored head. Roasted malty note are picked up on the nose. Citrus hops seem to alternately waft out. A little peppery on the tongue. Dark roasted flavors come through. Black pepper, a chemical quality, and an aggressive hop character.