That1Guy (2029) - 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 (1171) - 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 (214) - 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 (231) - 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 (2823) - 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 (260) - 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 (154) - 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.
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark, amber with a fluffy head. Nose is roasted black patent malt and light pine. Bitter. Middle is coffee, molasses, with a hint of citrus. Finish is chocolate malt coupled with medium bitterness. Restrained, flavorful beer.
rgf001 (184) - München, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark caramei, spruce, citrus. Black with off white head. Starts malty sweet but becomes bitter in a jiffy. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, toast, chocolate, resin, spruce, citrus. Roasty, resiny medium mouthfeel. Dry finish with hop resin that lingers. This fnish begs for another sip (nice trick).