rgf001 (266) - 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).
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours black with a extremely light brown head. Red highlights on the edge of the glass.
Smell: roasted malts. Coffee. Minimal tropical fruit.
Taste: roasted malts. Cold stale coffee.
Feel: medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. Slight dryness but I don't feel it's from the hops.
Overall: just not enough hops for me.alts are too over powering.
First drank: home 3/6/15
mfhennig (180) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of the 4-way ipa variety pack, probably the best of the four. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Some coffee, roasted malts dominate with a hint of citrus and pine. Medium body, lively carbonation with a mildly bitter finish.
I guess I’m not much of a true ipa fan, I prefer the rye and black ipa’s over the more traditional brews. This one is very good.
jhamp9 (1389) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a beige head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus zest, pine, roast, and coffee. Taste follows the nose with chocolate coming through as well. Bitter pine and black coffee aftertaste. Pretty good.
Westchesterco (1550) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is of coffee and the taste is of strong bitter roasted coffee
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of oranges. Flavors of tobacco and citrus. Bitter finish.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The boys from Chico don’t let you down this time either. Loaded with roasted black coffee and an everpresent bitterness that never overpowers. A solid late winter brew.
bpar73 (774) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off white head. Pine & citrus hops and roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Nice bitterness throughout.
matthewjk (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another hybrid via Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong here, just nothing that make me too happy. Very assertive hops, with an odd medicinal note. These black IPAs don’t always work. This one is okay.
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body, medium sized off-white/light tan head, dense lacing. Light roasted malts, a touch of coffee, earthy and piney hops as well as a touch of a citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, assertive bitterness, dry throughout, clean finish.